Despite the popularity of cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelift, there are still a number of risks and complications that patients should be aware of. You need to pay close attention to these risks and complications in order for your facelift treatment to be more effective and lasting.
One of the many things you can do for that matter is to choose a good and reliable doctor who will perform your facelift surgery. Hence this article depicts why it is important to consult your designated doctor prior to your facelift treatment.
The first and foremost reason why consulting your doctor prior to the facelift treatment is to ensure that he is licensed and is board certified. Licenses and board certifications are essential and often determine whether or not a doctor is an expert on facelift. Being licensed and certified means that you know what you are doing. For that particular reason, it is necessary to consult your doctor and asks him regarding licenses and certifications he has.
You need to also ask your doctor the frequency of his facelift operations – how many times have he performed a facelift? It is a no-brainer that no one wants to be some doctor’s “guinea pig” – nobody wants to be the “trial patient” so to speak. While it may cost a little higher to have an experienced doctor to perform your facelift, it certainly is a good investment considering the heightened safety and effectiveness. Needless to say, choose a doctor who has shown experience and expertise through numerous successful facelift operations in the past.
Inquiring with regards to the medical facilities and medical staff that will assist you during the facelift treatment is also vital. Your doctor is not the only one who will work towards the success of your facelift treatment. The medical facilities in the hospital or clinic you are into will play a key role. In addition to the medical facilities, the medical staff that will assist you should also be experienced. To put it simply, they should know what they are doing.
Figure out who is to monitor your body condition and who will administer the injecting of anesthesia or who will explain to you the entire facelift process. These and more are important considerations when you are to undergo facelift.
Consulting your doctor with regards to where the facelift will be performed is also crucial especially when cost is a big factor. The cost of your facelift treatment will vary greatly depending on what country or what state you are into.
In the United States for example, a typical facelift treatment will cost you somewhere in between $7,000 to 15,000, depending on which state while the cost of a facelift treatment in the United Kingdom can go up to as much as 9,000 pounds. Countries especially in the Asian region offer facelift treatments at a cheaper price. Thailand offers it at only about $5,000 while India and Malaysia has it for roughly $4,800 and $6,400 respectively.
It is likewise essential to ask your doctor if there are hospital privileges that can be availed for your facelift treatment. Generally, speaking facelift is not covered by medical insurance but you won’t lose anything by asking a simple question. Hospital privileges are crucial if anything bad or unexpected happens during the facelift treatment.
Consulting your doctor is also imperative in order for you to know the risks and complications associated with a facelift treatment. A good and reliable doctor will disclose everything so that you will arrive at a better and more informed decision. More so, finding out the risks and complications associated with facelift is not that hard though. A simple Internet search will land you some of the most common facelift risks and complications such as dizziness, swelling of the face, temporary scarring and/or excessive bleeding among others.
In order to further gauge your doctor’s competency, you can also ask him to provide you with references and contact numbers of some of his previous patients. Most good and reliable doctors are willing to provide you with such details. On the contrary, one who is inexperienced or who has been a so-so surgeon during his career will be hesitant to share such details.
You need to also ask your doctor the pros and cons of facelift – of course, no matter how good a facelift treatment is advertised, it has its cons or disadvantages. Full disclosure is a sign of integrity and only doctors who are confident and sure of their skills have that. A good and reliable doctor will also tell you frankly whether or not you are a good candidate for facelift. If you aren’t he will tell it to you and will not risk your safety just so the facelift treatment pushes through.
Asking your doctor what will happen after the facelift treatment is also important and the best way to address this is through sitting down with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you what to expect and the do’s and don’ts after your successful facelift treatment.
With all the above valid reasons, consulting your doctor prior to your facelift is greatly justified. If you are thinking of undergoing a facelift treatment, it would be best that you sit down with your designated doctor and if possibly, with your general physician, to clarify certain things and issues that needs to be addressed.