Who in Your Opinion is the Best Facial Surgeons out There for Revisions Facelift in Usa ?
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Best facelift surgeon for revision
Revision Facelift Experts
Facelifts are a very difficult procedure to perform. Finding a facelift surgeon who specializes in revision facelifts can be helped by the following criteria:
- Experience in Facelifts- Surgeons who have experience in revision facelifts and have performed a large amount of facelifts will be in general better than those who have performed less. However keep the next factor in mind.
- Type of Facelift- This is a critical factor. A surgeon who performs simple skin only lifts is not going to be helpful in a revision facelift. A deeper facelift is typically required. Seek a surgeon experienced in deeper plane facelift techniques.
- Scientific Paper- A surgeon who specializes in facelifts should have at least a paper or chapter on some aspect on facelifts. Usually scientific papers are peer reviewed, meaning a colleague has deemed it worthy of being placed in print. You can type in the surgeon's name and look in pubmed.com.
- Board Certification- Surgeon should be board certified in either Facial Plastic Surgery or Plastic Surgery.
Who is the Best
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1) Graduating from a top tier medical school at the top of their class.
2) Membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. This is the medical honors society. Alpha Omega Alpha is to medicine what Phi Beta Kappa is to undergraduate universities
3) Formal surgical training from prestigious medical universities. The minimum number of years of surgical training for plastic surgeons to be bord certified in five years. Some physicians have as many as ten years of formal surgical training. There simply is no substitute for stelar academic and practical surgical training.
4) Very experienced surgeons with meticulous surgical technique and natural looking outcomes will have photgraphic evidence of their work. Patients should be able to view many photos of the surgery of interest, photgraphed from three different perspectives all with similar lighting, distance from the camera and cropping
The elite experience extends beyond the surgeon to the facility, and the surgical team. You should be able to see the surgical theater and know who else will be in the OR with you during surgery. The Joint Commission (JCAHO) is an organization that provides certification to hospital OR's. The Joint Commission and AAAASF are two of the organizations that can provide certification to surgical suites. Some plastic surgeons elect to have their surgery centers dually certified.
The anesthesia experience is critical to a safe and comfortable surgical experience. A board certified anesthesiologist can administer general or MAC anesthesia. My preference is to have a board-certified anesthesiologist at the bedside of my patients for the duration of surgery.
Plastic surgeons who cater to high profile individuals who place a high value on privacy will have a private first floor entrance and exit so patients never need to be in a public lobby or elevator for pre-operative or post operative visits.
It takes just a few mouse clicks to verify a surgeon's credentials online. Make sure that the surgeon or surgeons that you are considering are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are active members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are also eligible for membership in the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the premier professional association of board-certified plastic surgeons with a specialty practice in cosmetic surgery
Selecting a plastic surgeon should always start with board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but it doesn't end there.
Choosing Your Surgeon
There is endless information about plastic surgery available online, some of it helpful, some of it hogwash. Many patients learn about treatment options and narrow their search for a plastic surgeon with the help of their computer. And then they make one or two or more appointments, and on the basis of these encounters decide on a surgeon. Some patients already have a particular plastic surgeon in mind, based on the recommendation of satisfied patients or the surgeon's reputation.
Regardless of how you decide who you see, ask yourself the following questions after your consultation appointment(s):
Is this surgeon qualified to perform the surgery I am considering?
Do I like this person? Will I enjoy seeing them over the course of my surgery and recovery?
Was my complete medical history taken and examined in detail?
Did this physician truly listen to me as I explained my thoughts about the improvement I am seeking?
Does this physician share my aesthetic sensibility? Do they understand me and are they able to provide exactly what I am looking for?
Was I provided with a thorough understanding of all options available (both surgical and non-surgical)?
Was I shown photographic examples of surgical outcomes that give me confidence?
Was the office staff professional, friendly and accommodating?
Was I pressured in any way to proceed with surgery?
Does this surgeon perform aesthetic surgery exclusively or is aesthetic surgery a small percentage of the pratice?
Listen to what your heart and your gut tell you when you are evaluating your consultation experience. Only move forward if you can do so with confidence about the experience you expect to have in a given plastic surgery practice, and about your ultimate outcome as a surgical patient.
Your experience with the consultation process is a good indication of what you are likely to receive as a surgical patient in any practice. If the process is well-organized and enjoyable, the staff is respectful and efficient, and the physician takes adequate time to understand your individual needs and communicates effectively, then you have a very high likelihood of being treated in a similar fashion if you become a surgical patient of that practice. If the process is disorganized or rushed, if the staff is discourteous or unprofessional, or if the physician does not give you confidence that your needs will be met, then don't expect things to get any better once you are a surgical patient.
You must be absolutely certain that your plastic surgeon's aesthetic sensibility matches your aesthetic goals. I have a very particular aesthetic vision, and I do not pretend to be the plastic surgeon for everybody. I strive to produce surgical results that are natural-appearing, results that do not advertise a trip to the operating room. For example, I do not perform breast augmentation for patients that are seeking an overly large and distinctly `done' breast appearance. And I have a particular distaste for cheek implants, as I think they rarely produce natural-appearing cheek contours, and instead prefer to enhance facial volume by means of structural fat grafting. Make sure that your plastic surgeon's philosophy and preferred approaches are consistent with the goals that you have in mind.
Adequate communication is obviously invaluable, and you should be able to communicate clearly and easily not only with your doctor, but also with your doctor's staff. Over the course of preparing for and recovering from aesthetic surgery, your doctor's staff will have an important and active role. Make sure that your interaction with the staff gives you confidence that you will receive the care and attention that you expect, and deserve, postoperatively.
I would recommend finding a doctor that specializes in facelifts. Also, visit with more than 1 physician and have them show you their own patient's before and after photos. Make sure you are comfortable with not only the doctor but their staff too. We also have patients that will speak to people considering a facelift, that might be something you can ask.
Who is the best Surgeon out there for Facelifts
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Top facelift surgeon
1. Facelift technique: the tumescent technique in facelift surgery decreases the rate of bleeding during surgery, decreases the chance of hematoma after surgery, and allows small vessels and nerves to be easily visualized during surgery.
2. SMAS treatment: some combination of lifting the deeper tissues of the face by treating the SMAS layer is critical. Additional shaping sutures can enhance the overall deep layer lift. The technique used to treat this layer is less important than the direction of lift and customization to the patients' facial structure.
3. Fat grafting: fat grafting provides permanent volume replenishment to the face. The fat also has some stem cells. Many our patients will notice that their skin looks brighter and their pores are smaller most likely from the stem cell effect,
Who in Your Opinion is the Best Facial Surgeons out There for Revisions Facelift ?
Best qualified for revision facelift?
Revision Facelift Specialists in the US
The revision specialists would usually be the ones who have performed the most facelifts and have revised the greatest number, but this is not a guarantee. I would say credentials would be important as well as before and after photos.
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