Thousands of women and men in the US undergo facelift cosmetic surgery every year with successful results. The procedure can help them take several years off their face and restore a more youthful overall facial appearance. Pre-operative consultation is a key part of the facelift procedure, which forms the basis for a customized surgical plan.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Nasir will closely engage with the patient and help them make the right decision. Patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and other cities in this part of the country have an opportunity to receive facelift surgery from Dr. Nasir.
As a first step in the consultation process, the surgeon will determine the patient’s fitness for a procedure such as facelift plastic surgery. They will review the patient’s past medical records and examine their current health condition. If the patient suffers from an underlying medical problem, it may have to be addressed first or the surgeon may have to adjust the facelift surgery plan in accordance with that condition.
Certain medical tests or allergy tests may be ordered in a few cases, and the current schedule of ongoing medications may have to be adjusted. The surgeon will also review the patient’s age, degree of skin laxity, skin type and overall facial and neck anatomy. Sometimes facelift may be recommended in conjunction with neck lift or upper facelift surgeries, or even non-surgical procedures such as Botox and dermal filler injections.
Cosmetic Goal Assessment
The surgeon will encourage the patient to share their innate cosmetic needs and desires with regard to their facial appearance. Once the surgeon understands the precise reasons why the patient wants to undergo a facelift, they can incorporate those specific issues in a customized facelift surgery plan.
The most appropriate surgical technique to perform facelift surgery will be chosen according to the patient’s unique requirements. The surgeon will also determine at this stage whether the patient may benefit from additional procedures, and will discuss these possibilities with the patient. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT and nearby areas.
Educating the Patient
During the consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient on the various pros and cons of facelift in comparison to other alternatives. They will address the patient’s concerns and encourage them to ask questions related to the procedure as well as their own practice. Costs, financing, and insurance issues will also be addressed. The goal of the surgeon at this stage will be to help the patient make an informed decision.
Many surgeons prefer to present facelift before and after photos at the time of initial consultation to help the patient develop reasonable expectations. A close review of the photographs will help the patient to understand what a facelift surgery can or cannot do for them.
The surgeon may also present testimonials and reviews of past patients to let the patient learn about facelift from the perspective of another patient.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.