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How to Find the Best Facelift Surgeon in Your Area

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Many of our patients begin their plastic surgery journey with a familiar Google search: “best facelift surgeon in Toronto.” It’s always good to have high standards for the people performing your procedure. But when it comes to facial plastic surgeons, what exactly does the title of “best” really mean? 

Many factors are important to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. Every patient deserves a qualified professional who will give them safe, satisfying results. In this blog post, we will highlight the qualities that make an excellent surgeon, so you can find a provider you truly trust.

Professional Experience

When starting your research, be sure to look at your doctor’s professional history. You want a surgeon who is respected in their field and has the credentials to back up that reputation. Review a surgeon’s resume for items such as:

  • Education level
  • Certifications
  • Fellowships
  • Industry awards

Most of this information should be contained in a practice’s “about” section on their website. You can also reference networking sites like LinkedIn for more information. 

Background in Facial Surgery

Not all surgeons are created equal. While some doctors are “generalists” and perform a variety of procedures, others specialize in a particular treatment or treatment area. If you’re interested in a facelift or neck lift, you should find a doctor who specializes in facial plastic surgery and who can answer all of your facelift questions with ease. These professionals will have a more extensive background in your procedure, and they will be able to give you higher-quality results. 

If you want to learn about your doctor’s experience with a procedure, ask how often they perform it in a given week, month, or year. This information will provide you with an idea of how familiar they are with facelifts or neck lifts.

A Personal Connection

Facial plastic surgery is both a science and an art. While the main goal is to create beautiful, natural-looking results, it’s also useful to have a healthy connection with the person performing your procedure. Find a doctor who has both surgical skill and a comforting bedside manner. They can help you feel more at ease throughout the process and make your surgical experience less stressful.

An easy way to learn more about a doctor’s personality is to read reviews from former patients. Many practices list reviews on their site, or you can check other outlets such as RealSelf.com.

Choosing a plastic surgeon is a very important, personal process. By finding a qualified doctor to perform your facelift, you can feel more confident heading into your procedure and enjoy satisfying results.  

If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery at our Toronto practice, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our offices by phone at (416) 925-7337 (Toronto) or (905) 743-9888 (Oshawa).

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