Many people considering a facelift begin their search by browsing online for the “best facelift surgeon in Chicago,” or wherever they are located. It’s understandable to want the best surgeon available; however, it may be difficult to determine what that title actually means. How can you determine which surgeon is truly the best in your area?
Let’s discuss a few qualifications worth looking for as you begin your search.
Credentials and Experience
When choosing a plastic surgeon, you should always look for someone who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which represents the highest standards of skill, ethics, and regard for safety. You may also choose someone who is a member of a professional society, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery or The Aesthetic Society.
In addition to these credentials, your surgeon should have demonstrated experience creating excellent results for your chosen procedure. People often find our practice when searching for facelift surgeons because Dr. Sinno and I have performed thousands of facelift procedures with results our patients love. Look for a surgeon who not only offers facelifts but has demonstrated that he or she can perform them with seasoned expertise.
A great surgeon will use effective, up-to-date facelift techniques that address concerns at a deep level. These approaches create the longest-lasting results that look as natural and attractive as possible.
Dr. Sinno and I use a deep-plane facelift technique, which addresses deep muscles and tissues rather than simply tightening the skin. Learn more about the downfalls of superficial facelift procedures in our previous blog post.
Some people worry a facelift will leave behind obvious signs of surgery or will make them look too different from the way they appear naturally. However, this should not be the case with a skilled and experienced surgeon.
My focus is always on making each patient look better, not different. As you browse through before-and-after photos of potential surgeons, look at whether each person still looks like themselves. This signifies a surgeon who customizes each procedure to honor and highlight the features of each patient.
Attentive post-op care
The recovery process can be daunting for prospective facelift patients, but a great surgeon will be supportive throughout and will minimize the recovery time needed.
Dr. Sinno and I use techniques that keep tissue trauma and incisions at a minimum, leading to reduced bruising and a faster return to work and daily activities. The close and attentive follow-up care we provide is a hallmark of our practice and a key aspect of our patients’ happiness with their experiences at TLKM Plastic Surgery.
Perhaps the strongest indicator of a surgeon’s success is the happiness and satisfaction of his or her patients. The best way to assess this is to read real patient reviews that detail each aspect of the experience, from the surgeon’s demeanor to the final results.
To see examples of the facelift results Dr. Sinno and I have created here in Chicago, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about our qualifications as facelift surgeons, please contact us online or call (312) 788-2560.