When it comes to facelift surgery, you deserve only the best. Fortunately, there is no shortage of experienced plastic surgeons in Munster, Schererville, and other surrounding areas. While this is great news, it may feel difficult to decide which surgeon is right for you with so many practices to choose from. Which credentials should you be looking for, and how can you be sure your results will be everything you want?
In this blog post, I’ll share a few tips for choosing a facelift surgeon you can trust to create the best possible results while providing the best possible care.
Check That Your Surgeon Is Board Certified and Credentialed
Your first step in choosing a facelift surgeon is making sure any potential candidates have all the training and certifications necessary to safely perform your surgery and produce great results. A few things to look for:
- Board certification: Make sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
- Memberships in professional societies: Medical professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or The Aesthetic Society reflect approval from other respected surgeons.
- Experience in facial plastic surgery: Choose a surgeon who frequently performs facelifts and has dedicated experience with facial procedures.
Working with a credentialed and experienced surgeon is the most important step you can take to make sure your surgery is safe and delivers the results you’re looking for.
Look Through Before-and-After Photos and Reviews
Little speaks more to a surgeon’s abilities than before-and-after photos and real patient reviews. Real photos and feedback from previous facelift patients will give you insight into what you can really expect when working with that surgeon.
Read verified patient reviews across multiple platforms and look through online photo galleries or ask to see photos at your consultation. You can start by reading my reviews and exploring my facelift before-and-after photo gallery.
Make Sure Your Surgery Will Take Place in an Accredited Facility
Many plastic surgeons choose to operate in surgery centers instead of hospitals because they offer increased privacy and a calmer atmosphere. However, any surgery center your surgeon chooses should be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC). This accreditation reflects the highest safety and preparedness standards, verifying that a facility is a safe location for your plastic surgery procedure. I operate in several surgery centers in the area, all of which are AAAHC accredited.
Meet for a Consultation
A one-on-one consultation is your best opportunity to get a feel for your surgeon’s personality and ability to give compassionate attention and individualized recommendations. Ask your surgeon about his or her experience in facelift surgery and discuss how he or she would approach your specific case, depending on your age and gender. (Learn more about facelifts for men in this previous blog post.) Remember, a consultation isn’t a commitment—you can consult with multiple surgeons to find the right fit for you.
Trust Your Gut
As you get to know a potential surgeon, pay attention to how he or she makes you feel during your interactions. Rather than feeling hurried, talked down to, or pressured to move forward, you should feel unrushed, listened to, and empowered to take your next steps when you are ready. Your surgeon is your partner on your surgical journey. Choose someone you can trust to support you each step of the way.
If you would like to learn more about choosing a facelift surgeon in Indiana, please contact us online or call (219) 322-3131 (Schererville) or (219) 299-9300 (Valparaiso).