Why is it Important to Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

BoardCertifiedABPSBoard-Certified Plastic Surgeons complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including a plastic surgery residency program.

Plastic surgeons are trained to prevent and handle emergencies, and have a comprehensive education to ensure a patient’s safety.

The extensive training provides technical skills, as well as the aesthetic judgment needed to provide the best care and results.

Any licensed physician can call themselves a “cosmetic” surgeon, even if they have never completed training in an approved plastic surgery program.

For these reasons, when choosing a plastic surgeon, confirm they are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

iStock_000036044242_SmallToday patients seek a method of facial rejuvenation with limited downtime. Accomplishing this is not only the goal of the patient but of the surgeons alike. Though given various names, the ‘lunch time lift’, is a surgical procedure marketed as, “under local anesthesia only”. The goal to look as good as you feel or younger than you actually are, cannot realistically be reached with quick lunch time procedures. The old axiom, you get what you pay for is generally true and these minimally invasive procedures gain only a small degree of facial rejuvenation. Though the look may be a welcomed improvement in the first few months, usually these procedures fail to stand the test of time. Within six months, the skin relaxes too rapidly, failing to meet expectations of patients and physicians alike. While lunch time procedures under local anesthesia may not hold the answer for patients seeking modest facial rejuvenation there are other techniques, short of the classical complete facelift, that can.

All facelift techniques include some form of tightening the facial skin. Facelifts today often focus on specific areas of the face, jawline and neck. Whether the decision is to tighten one or all of these areas, the “naturalness” of the procedure must be paramount. To have a natural look, the results should not leave the patient looking windblown or unnatural. Over the years, these techniques have grown less invasive, resulting in less down time, which allows the patient to return to their lifestyle within a week or so. What’s truly important is selecting a surgical procedure that addresses exactly what you need, with minimal scaring. Ask which, if any of these lifts are right for you. In some cases, it’s possible that non-invasive Botox and/or facial fillers may be all that is required.

That’s why it’s important to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Call 513.791.4440 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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