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What to Expect From Your Facelift Consultation

What to Expect From Your Facelift ConsultationWith facelift surgery, men and women can achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look that can boost confidence. Although many patients have an idea of the results they’d like to see after facelift surgery, they’re often not sure exactly how to get started. The first step, once you’ve chosen your facial plastic surgeon, is to meet for a one-on-one consultation. During your consultation, you’ll be asked many questions and receive many answers to your own concerns. Here’s what you can expect from that first meeting.

Be Ready to Talk About Yourself

Every facelift is a unique surgery, customized to suit your individual needs and address your personal concerns about your appearance. The consultation is your first chance to talk about your procedure with the person who will actually perform it, so it’s essential to go into this meeting with an open mind and a willingness to talk about yourself. Remember that your facial plastic surgeon has your health and well-being at the top of his list.

If you don’t like talking about yourself too much, you’re not alone. But your facelift consultation is one time when it is necessary. This means sharing your medical history, details about past surgeries, current medications, and more. He will also want to know if you’re a smoker, how often you drink alcohol, what drug allergies you may have, and whether you take any vitamins or supplements. Any questions your facial plastic surgeon asks you will help him to provide the best surgical experience for you, so be honest with your answers and don’t hold back information. In some cases, being honest with your answers could actually prevent dangerous complications after your surgery. Keep in mind that you need to work together to achieve your optimal facelift results.

Be Open to Discussing Your Expectations

If you have a lofty goal for your facelift surgery, share it with your facial plastic surgeon. Not only will this help him to customize the results he achieves for you, but it can help you to better understand what is possible to achieve. Satisfaction with your facelift surgery can only be achieved if you have a clear and reasonable expectation for your results. You simply won’t be happy if what you imagined is different from your reality. After an examination and discussion with you, your facial plastic surgeon can accurately determine how much change is possible and what you’ll see in the mirror when you’re healed and recovered.

Be Ready With Your Own Questions

During your consultation, you’ll have the chance to ask all of the burning questions you’ve had about facelift surgery since you first got the idea to have it performed. Keep in mind that the consultation is a time for you to get to know your surgeon while he is getting to know you. This means it’s okay to ask those questions, so be ready to do so.  Write them down ahead of time and don’t be afraid to bring a list with you. It will help you to stay on track, remember what you wanted to say, and avoid repeated phone calls after your consultation! Even better, it may help you to allay any of your own fears about the surgical process, your results, or anything else that might be holding you back.

Plan Your Successful Facelift Surgery Today

When it’s time to plan your facelift surgery, make sure you’re working with an expert in the field. Learn more about the facelift process when you consult with Dr. Andrew Frankel, board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). His focus is on facial rejuvenation, especially through procedures such as the facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, as well as rhinoplasty. Dr. Frankel has been practicing at the Lasky Clinic since 1994 and has earned recognition as an expert in his field. He has published on a variety of topics including midface lifts, Botox, rhinoplasty, and more. To consult with Dr. Frankel, contact the Lasky Clinic located at 201 South Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills, California. Call (310) 552-2173 to schedule your appointment today.