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Facelift Consultation: 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Doctor

A facelift of any kind is very often a life-changing decision, so in order to make sure your facelift in Barrie goes as smoothly as is possible, make sure to ask your potential surgeon these ten questions before you commit to the procedure.

Are you properly trained to perform a facelift in Barrie?

It’s important that the doctor has received proper training. Important training questions to ask include:

  • Are you trained specifically in the art of plastic surgery? There are many instances in which a more generalized surgeon makes the switch to plastic surgery, often for the potential financial gain involved.
  • How many years have you been performing plastic surgery? While a doctor fresh out of school may still do a good job, an experienced doctor is always better.

Are you properly certified and accredited?

Even surgeons who receive all of the proper training are unable to pass the tests to become certified and accredited to perform these procedures. The specific accreditations you should ask for include:

  • Are you certified by the American Board for Plastic Surgery? Not all doctors who claim to be ‘board certified’ are certified by the ABPS, but the ABPS is the only federally-recognized plastic surgery board.
  • Are you a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? This means they’ve not only been certified by the ABPS, but have also completed additional training and education.

Would you be able to provide past-patient references you could speak to?

For confidentiality reasons, it’s entirely possible that your doctor can’t provide this information. At the very least, however, he or she should be able to provide at least ten sets of ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of his own past work.

What are the risks involved in this procedure?

Every surgical procedure has a number of risks. It’s your job to make sure to find out what these are, how likely they are, and what to do if they occur.

Where will this procedure be done?

Some procedures are performed in an independent office, some in an outpatient ambulatory center, and some in the hospital itself. There are a number of things to consider when deciding where you’d like your surgery to take place, so be sure to discuss these with your doctor.

What is your policy on surgical revisions?

In a small percentage of cases, the procedure for one reason or another requires a follow-up procedure to improve or correct the first one. You need to plan ahead and figure out if this will cost you and how much.

What is expected of me to get the best results for my facelift in Barrie?

It’s crucial to know what you’ll need to do before, during, and after the surgery to ensure the best possible results.

What should I expect after my surgery?

Your doctor should be able to provide you with information on how quickly you’ll recover and what to expect in the process.

What is the exact cost of this procedure and all related fees?

The surgeon fees aren’t the final cost. There are fees for the operating room, anesthesia, and a number of other variables that add into the overall total.

With these questions, you’ll be fully informed and ready for your facelift in Barrie.