What does it mean to be the best facial plastic surgeon? As you plan your facelift surgery here in Nashville or elsewhere, researching surgeons is an exciting but sometimes intimidating first step. Where do you begin, and how can you be sure you’re choosing the most qualified and trustworthy surgeon in your area?
In this blog post, I’ll share my tips for starting your research and discuss a few qualities worth looking for in a facial plastic surgeon.
Look through facelift before-and-after photos.
Little speaks more to a surgeon’s abilities than results. Either browse photo galleries online or request to see cases during your consultation so you can see examples of the results your surgeon has created. You can see our real patient results by visiting our facelift before-and-after photo gallery.
As you look, consider how noticeable the improvements are, whether the incisions are well-healed and well-concealed, and how natural the outcomes look.
Ask how your plastic surgeon plans to customize your facelift surgery.
A facelift is not a one-size-fits-all surgery. Your procedure should be as unique as you are. I customize every Reflection Lift according to each patient’s concerns, face shape, degree of aging, and other personalized factors.
Most procedures fall under one of these categories:
- Level 1: A conservative SMAS facelift approach for younger patients.
- Level 2: A SMAS facelift with liposculpting in the jawline and neck.
- Level 3: A more aggressive SMAS facelift approach with liposculpting in the jawline and neck and tightening of the platysmal muscles in the neck.
Learn more about how I adapt facelifts to meet individual needs in this previous blog post.
Choose a plastic surgeon with experience and specialization in facelift surgery.
In addition to being certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or the American Board of Plastic Surgery, your surgeon should have extensive knowledge, training, and experience performing facelifts. Ask your surgeon how many facelifts they have performed or how often they perform facelifts at their practice.
My commitment to creating the best results for my patients has led me to perform more than 3,500 facelifts over more than 20 years of practice. I’m dedicated to refining my expertise and developing the best techniques to help everyone I treat to feel better, younger, and more confident in the face they share with the world.
Read real patient reviews of facial plastic surgeons.
Reading reviews is one of the most important ways you can better understand a surgeon’s approach and how happy previous patients are with their experiences and results. You’ll see candid, honest insight about whether people who have had the same procedure would recommend this doctor or practice. You can start your research by reading Youthful Reflections’ patient reviews.
Meet your surgeon personally for a facelift consultation.
Nothing quite compares to meeting your surgeon and having a one-on-one conversation about you and your goals. During your initial consultation, you’ll get a feel for your surgeon’s personality, approach, and sense of compassion. Choose a surgeon who listens to you intently and creates a treatment plan that makes you feel excited and empowered as you take your next steps.
If you would like to learn more about choosing a facial plastic surgeon in Nashville or want to schedule a facelift surgery consultation, please contact us online or call (615) 942-8016.