The Prevalence of Facelift Surgery
Selecting to undergo a facelift procedure (rhytidectomy) has become more and more common over the past few decades. According to the 2017 statistics provided the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures around the world “continues to skyrocket”. This could be attributed to the combination of a general change in attitude regarding plastic surgery in general and the great improvements in cosmetic surgery techniques. A facelift is no longer a surgical procedure performed on the rich and famous. People from all walks of life are now choosing to reverse the undesirable changes that occur in their appearance and structure of their face associated with age. The goal of facelift surgery is to lift and restore the skin and underlying soft tissue of the face and neck to a more youthful position.
Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
The number of medical professionals or plastic surgeons offering surgical facelift procedures has also increased, which means today people have a wider choice and are able to select the professional who suits them best.
However, if you are considering a facelift, you need to keep in mind the term “caveat emptor” (buyer beware). Facial plastic surgery is especially powerful, and rewarding since it rejuvenates and increases self-confidence. Unfortunately, if it is not performed by accredited and experienced professionals, the results could be devastating. Therefore, before deciding to undergo such a potentially life-changing procedure you need to select a professional who is an experienced qualified specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Andrew Denton always advises his clients that “the decision to have cosmetic surgery should be made with careful consideration.” The professional you choose should also be approachable and enjoy discussing and performing cosmetic facial surgery. You should be well informed about the different procedures and made to feel as if you are an equal member of the decision-making team.
My practice is built around the philosophy that every patient is an equal member of the decision-making team. Informed patients make good decisions. I encourage unhurried discussion between the patient, the other team members, and myself.
Don’t rely on advertising or other people’s opinions when deciding on the best candidate to perform your facelift surgery. You need to have proof of his or her background, credentials, training and experience since it is less susceptible to being biased or misrepresented.
Like Dr. Denton, a plastic surgeon performing facelift procedures should be board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Professionals designated as “facial plastic surgeons” have undergone secondary specialized training and are certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a result, not all plastic surgeons can legitimately claim to be facial plastic surgeons. In order to be considered one, a surgeon must have completed years of specialized training in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and passed the tests required to be certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Facial plastic surgeons must also be affiliated by numerous professional medical organizations, especially ones relating to facial plastic surgery.
Why It’s Important to Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon For Your Facelift
For most people, their face is a reflection of who they are. Our face is unlike any other part of our body. It is the most significant part of our identity. As a result, when you choose to undergo a facelift procedure, you need to make sure that your surgeon is a specialist in this area of your body.
Facial plastic surgeons understand better than anyone else the complexities of the face and how intricate the anatomy of the head and neck can be. These areas of our body contain more blood vessels, nerves and muscles than any other part. Only qualified and experienced professionals like Dr. Denton have the proper understanding of the physiology of the face, and how bone and muscular makeup affect the aesthetics of your face. In fact, you should be provided with a detailed description or image of what your face will look like after the procedure. At Dr. Denton’s state-of-the-art private operating facility in Vancouver, you will be able to see the expected results of your facelift through the use of computer imaging.
Schedule your facelift consultation here today and for a younger more rejuvenated and confident you.