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Finding the Most Qualified Surgeon-Please Advise

11 days ago

I would appreciate any advice on finding the most experienced facial plastic surgeons performing deep plane facelifts. Several plastic surgery websites provide only the most general info and range of services they provide. I would hate to think I must call every name listed with each professional organization to find the handful (supposedly) that have the skill deemed necessary for such surgery

Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
11 days ago

You are correct. Most plastic surgery sites do not have a lot of information for prospective patients. You are better off going in for a consultation with a plastic surgeon to be properly evaluated. Good luck

Fatema Al Subhi, MD, SSC-plast Riyadh Central - Saudi Arabia
11 days ago

Hello Dear, thank you for this great question. I think the best is to do consultion with the most appropriate profile, and the srcond best is to other people that you know might help. Good luck.

Jon Ver Halen, MD Westlake, TX
11 days ago

Dear Oralmed2,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. I would start by calling a selection of plastic surgeons, to see if they offer a deep plane facelift. From those that do, it is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

Jonathan Zelken, MD Newport Beach, CA
11 days ago

This is a common concern that stems from the general understanding that not all facelifts are one size fits all. There are many ways to perform a facelift, and the operation really should be individualized to promise bespoke and durable results. Your best bet is to find a surgeon who performs many facelifts and will explain his or her choice in response to your anatomy, goals, and desires. I hope this helps!

Jonathan Zelken MD

Pedramine(Pedy) Ganchi, MD Ridgewood, NJ
11 days ago

Dear Oralmed2,

I would advise against seeking a very specific technique while looking for any aesthetic enhancement. It's most beneficial to select a qualified, experienced, ethical, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs safe and meticulous face-lifts. Discuss your specific goals and concerns and consider the options offered. You can then select the most suitable plan and trust that you are in good hands.

Warm regards,

Dr. Pedy Ganchi

Village Plastic Surgery

Daniel Allan, MD Las Cruces, NM
10 days ago

You should ask yourself why you want a deep plane facelift, as opposed to the more conventional facelift involving skin, supporting fascia, and platysma muscle. That said, if a deep plane lift is what you want, you might start by doing a literature search to see who has published his/her results.

Daniel Allan, MD, FACS


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