What to Discuss During Your Facelift Consultation

Discuss During Your Facelift Consultation | Las Vegas Plastic SurgeryWhen an individual chooses a surgeon for facelift cosmetic surgery, they will go through a process of detailed consultation.

This consultation is a vital component of the procedure, and the surgical planning will be based primarily on the outcome of this component. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides facelift to patients in Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV, and surrounding locations.


Determining Candidacy

The first step of the consultation process will be to determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate for facelift plastic surgery. The patient’s medical history, degree of skin laxity and skin type, and her goals for treatment will be carefully assessed. The patient should be forthright with the surgeon about all aspects, especially regarding medical history and the use of tobacco and alcohol.


Discussing about Health

If the patient suffers from any pre-existing health conditions such as an autoimmune disorder, obesity or a skin disease, the surgeon will carefully consider whether they are fit to go through a traditional facelift procedure. If any existing medical condition may interfere with the surgery or hamper the recovery, it may not be worth the risk to have a cosmetic treatment such as facelift.

The surgeon will learn more about the patient through their health history, current or recent medications, and previous surgeries, if any. A few medical tests may be ordered, if required, to ensure candidacy. Based on the patient’s age, body weight, facial structure, skin type and skin laxity, the surgeon may recommend facelift as an independent procedure or in combination with another procedure.


Discussing Personal Goals

The patient should freely discuss their innate aesthetic needs and goals during the facelift consultation. Some patients may want to take several years off the face and create a dramatically younger look for both the face and the neck. On the other hand, some other patients may only want a subtle lift to the face or a maintenance procedure to prevent the onset of conspicuous aging.

The surgeon must have a clear idea of what the patient truly wants from the procedure. That will help them to create a delicate balance between the patient’s goals and their natural facial anatomy and structure. Highest patient satisfaction levels are usually achieved when the patient engages in free and frank communication with the surgeon. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV, and nearby areas.


Discussing other Concerns

The patient should frankly discuss with the surgeon about all the doubts and concerns that they may have about the procedure, the estimated costs, the surgeon’s credentials, and the surgeon’s practice. A committed surgeon will address all these concerns in a detailed and accurate manner. They will help the patient to make a well-considered decision about facelift surgery.

During the initial consultation, the patient should also request for facelift surgery before and after images and testimonials of previous patients who have received facelift. This will make them more assured about the procedure and will allow them to have realistic expectations from it.


If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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