19 Jan

Questions To Ask Prior to Getting a Facelift

If you’re looking to reduce visible signs of aging, a facelift could be the solution for you. Also called rhytidectomy, the facelift procedure is a tried and true cosmetic option for facial rejuvenation. It involves removing excess skin and fat in the face, tightening or loosening the underlying muscles, and lifting the remaining tissues. This creates a brighter, younger-looking appearance. 

Before you get a facelift, it’s important to be informed. Make sure to ask the following questions during your consultation to ensure the best possible results. 

Am I A Candidate for the Facelift Procedure?

While the facelift is a trusted and reliable method of reducing signs of aging in the face, it’s not the right procedure for everyone. Make sure to discuss if you’re a good candidate for this procedure in your initial consultation. 

Which Facelift Method Do You Think Is Right for Me?

There are multiple approaches to facelifts, and the procedure can be tailored to your needs. Before getting a facelift, make sure to discuss your cosmetic goals with your doctor so that a personalized treatment plan can be developed. Dr. Adams is highly experienced in all facelift methods and will plan a customized surgery to meet your needs. 

Are You Extensively Trained and Experienced in Plastic Surgery?

The experience level of your plastic surgeon will make an impact on the quality of your facelift results. Dr. Adams attended Emory University, Tulane Medical School, and completed his internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. This allowed for an immediate concentration in plastic surgery. He is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon with many years of experience in performing facelifts, having established his St. Petersburg practice in 1995. 

What’s the Recovery Period Like?

It’s crucial to understand what a typical facelift recovery is like so that you can prepare before the procedure. You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, as well as clear your schedule for up to two weeks of downtime to allow the swelling and bruising to abate. 

Contact us today to schedule a facelift consultation. 

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