So, you are ready to move forward with facial revitalization! Congratulations, this is an amazing opportunity to recapture your youthful beauty while honoring the wisdom you have gained with age. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery we want you to have the best experience possible, and results you desire. The more informed you are, the better we can service your needs and achieve the results you deserve. Here are a few questions you may want to jot down and ask at your facelift consultation.
What Are Your Qualifications?
Before you trust a surgeon to alter your appearance, you want to be sure they are fully qualified. Ask questions regarding their:
- Board certification
- Continued education
- Hospital privileges
Overall you want to be sure your surgeon has performed enough successful facelifts to be fully comfortable with the process. Points like hospital privileges indicate our doctor has the training and experience to be a trusted practitioner there.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Perhaps you wanted a mini lift, but a full facelift would be a better option. Or maybe another procedure would be more appropriate for the results you are seeking. A good doctor will listen to what you feel are areas of concern and advise you on the options that will deliver the best results. Go into the situation with an open mind, and trust our medical professional to guide you toward the best procedure choices.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
Do not be afraid to ask specific questions about what will occur during your facelift or mini lift. The location and size of any incisions or the amount of time it takes are all things you should want to know. Most doctors will share a great deal of information with you without prompting. However, still make a list, so that if there are questions they do not address you can be prepared to ask. Decide if you want detailed or general answers, everyone does not want to know about the procedure in the same depth, so our doctor will take cues from you when answering.
What Is The Recovery Time?
This is a practical question. You want to be able to plan ahead for any downtime you will need. Also, remember total healing time may be different than the time it may take before you can resume normal activities. Be sure to inquire about both.
When Will I See Results of my Facelift?
This is a question you may already have on your mind. There is a lot of anticipation to see your refreshed look revealed. Having a blueprint of what happens after surgery and how your appearance will change will put you at ease. If you have events or special occasions coming up, the information may also help you plan when you want to schedule them.
There are so many questions you could ask. Try to organize your thoughts beforehand. Details like where the procedure is performed, if you can speak with or review other patients results, and the type of anesthesia that will be used are other things you should address. All of your questions about your full facelift or mini lift are welcome. Contact us at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA today to schedule your consultation. We are looking forward to answering any questions you might have, as well as helping you determine the ideal treatment options for you.