Do all plastic surgeons perform Facelift procedures?
The answer to this is no. Many plastic surgeons specialise in fields such as hand surgery, skin cancer, breast surgery and burns. Some plastic surgeons have never performed a facelift procedure and do not specialise in this field.
It is therefore very important when considering specialised surgery such as facelift surgery, that your surgeon does concentrate in this field. The reason for this is that this surgery is relatively technical for a surgeon and the more procedures they perform the better they are likely to be at them.
We would therefore recommend that if you are considering facelift surgery, that you ask your surgeon the following questions:
- How many facelift procedures do they perform per year? (we would recommend that this be at least 40).
- How many eyelift operations do they perform per year? (we would recommend that this be at least 40).
- How much experience have they with non-surgical treatments including Botox and Dermal Fillers?
For the best results, facelift surgery which essentially tightens the skin needs to be combined with these other treatments to give the best result.
When considering facelift surgery, it is important to do your research adequately and by asking your surgeon these questions, you will be able to get a good assessment of their experience in facelift techniques.