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Your Facelift Consultation

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Your Facelift Consultation | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | Rowland HeightsA facelift is an increasingly sought after cosmetic surgery procedure for women as well as men between the ages of 40 and 70. Pre-operative consultation is a key part of the overall procedure, which will form the basis for a customized facelift surgery plan.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and other advanced and innovative procedures to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Determining Candidacy

The first step in the consultation process for facelift cosmetic surgery will be to determine whether the patient is fit for this procedure. If the patient suffers from any health condition that could pose risk during surgery or delay the recovery, the surgeon may first address those issues before recommending facelift. A detailed review of the patient’s medical records, previous surgeries if any, and current medications will be conducted.

The surgeon may order a few medical tests, if necessary. Depending on the patient’s age, body profile, skin type, and degree of facial skin laxity, the surgeon may recommend facelift as a standalone procedure or to be performed in conjunction with neck lift, eyelid lift, cheek augmentation, or non-surgical treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers.

Assessing Cosmetic Goals

During the facelift consultation, the plastic surgeon will carefully assess why the patient wants to undergo this procedure. Some patients may be looking to achieve a significant improvement in facial appearance to look more youthful, while some others may only require subtle changes to maintain the existing facial appearance and delay deeper signs of facial aging.

Depending on the patient’s unique aesthetic needs and goals, the surgeon will determine whether facelift may be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures. A customized surgical plan will be prepared based on the patient’s feedback during the initial consultation. Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.


Educating the Patient about Facelift

An experienced surgeon will educate the patient on all aspects of facelift to help them make a well-considered decision during the initial consultation. They will encourage the patient to clarify all their concerns and doubts related to the procedure, the surgeon’s expertise, and the estimated costs of a facelift.

Facelift ‘before and after’ images may be presented before the patient during the initial consultation to help them form realistic expectations. Reviews and testimonials of previous patients may be shared to enable the new patient to learn about the surgeon and the practice from the perspective of other patients.


Preparatory Guidelines

The surgeon will use the consultation opportunity to provide detailed guidelines to the patient to prepare for the facelift surgery. They will be advised against smoking as well as taking certain medications for a certain period of time before and after the surgery. Guidance with regard to medical insurance or financing options may also be provided at this stage.


Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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