3 Essential Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
For anyone contemplating a facelift, nothing is more frightening than the thought of winding up with the stretched, pulled, windswept look that’s reminiscent of years past or the botched jobs you sometimes see on TV.
You can help assure you get the natural-looking results you want by doing your due diligence ahead of your procedure.
Here are 3 Essential Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
1. How many facelifts have you performed?
You ideally want a “facial cosmetic specialist” to perform your surgery ¬¬–– someone who focuses strictly on the face and neck area versus someone whose main focus might be general plastic surgery of the body or non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers. There is a definite art to providing a natural-looking facelift, and it’s mastered over years of being in practice and performing thousands of facelifts on both women and men.
2. What do you consider to be a good result?
If the surgeon talks about his or her movie star patients or raves about someone’s results that you find unacceptable, then it says you’re not on the same page. Keep interviewing surgeons until you feel you and the surgeon share the same philosophy about what a “natural result” means. You can ask to see before and after photos of patients but, remember, most patients like to keep their surgery quiet and not share their results.
3. What other procedures or treatments might you suggest for me to look my best?
A high-integrity surgeon and his or her staff will recommend only what you actually need at your stage of life and aging and not try to sell you on procedures and treatments you don’t need. On the other hand, if the surgeon feels an eyelift, for example, or a non-surgical treatment such as dermal fillers or Botox will complete your look, then take the recommendation into consideration.
According to Dr. Robert J. Smyth, who specializes strictly in rejuvenation of just the face and neck and has performed more than 3,000 facelifts in Cincinnati for patients coming from within a 100-mile radius, “The only result I believe to be acceptable in today’s world is a natural look that leaves you looking like yourself but younger, refreshed and with the smoother face and neck skin and more defined jawline of your younger years.”
“I don’t believe in ‘overdone’, whether it’s a facelift, fillers or Botox. The goal is to have family and friends wondering why you look so good, but not really sure why.”
Dr. Smyth performs the leading minimally-invasive facelift known as the Timeless Lift™. Its proven, natural results have made it the procedure of choice for people from their 40s into their 80s. His mantra: Experience matters, especially when it’s your face.
We’d love to tell you more about Dr. Robert J. Smyth MD and the natural-looking facelifts he performs at the Good Samaritan Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center in Cincinnati OH.
Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.