Having a facelift is usually a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As such, it is very common to have many questions about the procedure and what to expect. The facelift consultation is the ideal time to bring up questions and concerns with your surgeon.
To help prepare you for making the most of your facelift consultation, Dr. Donald Hause recommends asking your surgeon the following questions:
Will facelift help me achieve the goals I have described?
Once you have explained to the surgeon how you want to look after surgery, ask whether facelift is the procedure most likely to help you achieve those results. Although facelift is an excellent anti-aging procedure, it focuses on improving the middle and lower face and neck. If the anti-aging goals you have described involve improving your eye, brow and forehead area, another procedure is more likely to give you the results you want.
What approach will you take to my case?
Facelift is a highly personalized procedure, and can vary from patient to patient. Ask your surgeon how they will approach your surgery based on how you have aged, the specific concerns you have described and the amount of improvement you desire.
What are the risks involved with facelift?
You want to be as informed as possible about all aspects of surgery, including the possible risks and complications. Ask your surgeon about the risks and how their skill and experience helps to minimize the chances of something going wrong.
What can I do after surgery to ensure the best results?
Another important topic to discuss is the recovery process — specifically, what you can expect after surgery and what you can do to ensure the best results. Are there any products or techniques you can use to expedite your healing? What are some complications to keep an eye out for?
How can I expect my face to look over time after facelift?
Facelift can turn back the clock by seven to 10 years, but it cannot stop the aging process entirely. Ask your surgeon how you can expect to look over time; also, ask for recommendations for prolonging your results as long as possible.
Book a Consultation with Dr. Hause
If you’d like to schedule a facelift with Dr. Hause to discuss the surgery in more detail, we invite you to contact our Sacramento practice today.