A facelift ranks among the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today, particularly among people over the age of 40. To achieve ideal results with a facelift, it is essential to customize the procedure in accordance with the unique facial anatomy and features of a person.
This surgical planning can be done during the pre-operative consultation phase, which will create the basis for a successful surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides facelift and various other cosmetic procedures to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.
The first step that a surgeon will take during the initial consultation process is to determine whether the patient is a fit candidate to undergo facelift plastic surgery. Some patients may have an underlying medical condition, which could increase the risk of surgery or interfere with recovery. In such cases, the surgical plan may have to be appropriately modified according to the patient’s condition.
During the consultation, the surgeon will review the patient’s past medical records. They may also make a few adjustments in the patient’s ongoing medication schedule. Some patients may be required to undergo a few medical tests.
The surgeon will consider the patient’s age, facial profile, skin type, and the degree of skin laxity in the face in order to recommend the best facelift technique or suggest a combination with neck lift or other procedures.
Evaluating Cosmetic Goals
During the consultation, the surgeon will seek to understand the reasons why the patient wants to have a facelift surgery, and which aspects of their facial appearance may be bothering them. Some candidates may only be looking for a subtle enhancement of the face or a maintenance procedure, while some others may want a dramatic improvement in their facial youth.
The surgeon will be able to determine the right course of action based on the patient’s specific cosmetic needs and goals. They will utilize the patient’s feedback to prepare a customized facelift surgery plan in order to create most satisfying results in a less invasive manner. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and other areas in this part of the state for facelift surgery.
The surgeon will make use of the consultation opportunity to educate the patient about various aspects of facelift, and help them to make a well-considered decision. They will encourage the patient to ask questions and clear their concerns and doubts.
A responsible surgeon will give adequate time to the patient and attentively listen to their concerns, and address them in a satisfactory manner. Facelift ‘before and after’ images as well as testimonials of past patients may also be presented during the consultation.
The surgeon will provide detailed care instructions for the pre- and post-surgical period to help the patient prepare for the facelift surgery as well as recovery. Apart from that, key issues such as the costs of the surgery, payment methods, possibility of insurance coverage, and financing options that may be available to a patient will also be discussed as part of the consultation.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.