There are risks and complications associated with undergoing anti-ageing facial surgery, most of which are discussed fully during a patient’s initial consultation.
This part of the process is extremely important, and ensures a patient has a full understanding of the risks as well as advantages of undergoing their chosen procedure; whether that’s facial rejuvenation surgery, such as a facelift, or other procedures such as a blepharoplasty or browlift.
In the news
This week a national newspaper reported a patient lost her legal battle against a plastic surgeon, after claiming the results of her cosmetic rhinoplasty were unsatisfactory, and she was not made aware of the risks.Whilst this is a fairly rare occurrence, it does highlight the importance of in depth consultation, something today’s blog will focus a little more on. Regardless of what anti-ageing face surgery you are looking into, the most important part of your whole cosmetic journey will be the consultation with your practitioner. It not only allows you to get to know them on a one-to-one basis, allowing you to feel comfortable and at ease with them, but it really helps you to fully understand the procedure before you commit to it.
Listed below are a few things you should keep in mind for your consultation with Mr. Chana.
If you have a specific idea of how you would like your results to look, the best thing you can do is have a very clear idea of the specific facial features which you dislike and communicate these to your surgeon. These might be a dislike of loose skin in the neck, droopy upper eyelid skin or jowls. It is often not sufficient to ask for a vague request such as ‘make me look younger’ since surgery is designed to address individual concerns since each person’s face may age differently. Also, it is important for the surgeon to understand your particular concerns since this is the only way in which realistic expectations can be set. Although you might think you’ve read all there is to know about the anti-ageing facial surgery procedure of choice, you might be overlooking an option that is far more suited to your case. There are a lot of factors that can make us right or wrong for a treatment – desired results, lifestyle and budget to name but a few. Don’t attend your consultation blinkered; keep your options open for as long as you can – you might be glad that you did.
Your consultation is your main opportunity to speak face to face with Mr. Chana, who will be performing your anti-ageing facial surgery. Above anything else, this is the prime opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about your treatment. Voice any concerns or worries you might have, tell him about any existing conditions you have that might affect your treatment and ask for clarity on anything you don’t understand.
During your consultation for anti-ageing face surgery, you will be reminded of the risks, potential side-effects and any special pre or post-procedure measures you should take. All of this is incredibly important information, and should not be missed. Take notes if you wish. It is important that you are realistic about your expectations and what you think facial rejuvenate surgery or cosmetic treatments can provide for you. Mr. Chana will assess your concerns and lifestyle. If you suffer from certain personality disorders and are looking to cosmetic treatments to ‘fix’ your anxiety there’s a good chance you will not be a suitable candidate for these procedures. Mr. Chana will want to ensure that you are in a good state of mind, and that you are seeking aesthetic treatments for the right reasons.
From consultation to best results, cosmetic surgery can be a long journey, and cosmetic treatments can require a full course in order to reach optimum results. Mr. Chana will be able to outline a realistic timeline to you during consultation, which can be very helpful for patients who are not sure what to expect in terms of timing.