Considering a facelift? It’s time to book in for a consultation. In your consultation you should think of it like you’re interviewing the doctor for a job – well, you are really!
If you walk into the consultation with a list of questions to ask, you can make sure you have all bases covered. Here are ten of the most popular questions that clients have when coming to us for a facelift consultation.
1. What type of facelift do you recommend?
Full facelift with brow lift? Mini facelift? Ask the surgeon what he recommends is best for you.
2. How many years’ experience have you had in performing facelifts?
The more experience a surgeon has had, the more reliable their results.
3. Which hospital do you use?
Take an interest in which hospital or clinic you’ll be staying at for your surgery.
4. Will I need to stay overnight?
Find out whether the type of facelift you’re recommended will require an overnight stay or whether you’ll just be a day patient.
5. How long will I need to take off work for recovery?
Some types of facelifts require more time off work than others. Check when’s best for you to be heading back.
6. When will I be able to exercise again?
Because a facelift is facial surgery, you may have to wait longer to exercise than other types of surgery.
7. When will I need to come in for my next check up?
The doctor will need to see you for a follow-up appointment shortly after your surgery to check that your recovery is progressing as it should be.
8. Would you recommend other non-invasive treatments first?
In some cases, the surgeon may recommend that you try other non-invasive treatments for awhile such as fillers, muscle relaxants or peels if they think you don’t warrant a facelift as yet.
9. Will I need further surgery in the future?
Your face will still age after a facelift. You may need another facelift performed later on down the track for maintenance.
10. Could you provide a rough estimate of the cost involved?
Cost is an important factor in many people’s decision making processes. Your surgeon should be able to provide an estimate of costs.
Now you have your questions ready it’s time to book that consult!
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