11 Nov Check Out Our New Before/After Gallery for Facelifts!
Reviews and testimonials are great, but when you’re considering facial plastic surgery a picture really is worth 1,000 words. At RefinedMD, Dr. Sudeep Roy specializes in facelifts that are customized to every patient. We proudly share his results with you so that you can get a preview of what to expect with your own facelift. Look for patients with similar appearances and problem areas as you, and you’ll get a glimpse at the dramatic results you can expect when you work with a leader in his field.
It’s always necessary to have a full understanding of how any surgery works. A lot of the time, this means patients undertake their own research before they even book a consultation. Sometimes this can be helpful, but too often you find yourself down a rabbit hole. Before and after galleries offer literal snapshots of patients just like you who wanted to look younger, feel younger, and reverse the clock a few years. Plus, there are many things you can learn from a gallery that you might not have realized!
What a Facelift Addresses
Sometimes it’s during a gallery search that a potential patient realizes a facelift only addresses the lower half of the face and the neck. Many patients don’t realize that most of the time, a facelift also includes a necklift, brow lift, eyelids or other complementary procedure. It’s rare for a patient to be a prime candidate for just a facelift, but when that is the case Dr. Roy can also take care of you with other procedures to fully realize your aesthetic goals.
Because of the word “face” in facelift, a lot of people think the surgery lifts and tightens skin on the entire face. That isn’t true and it’s an unfortunately common misunderstanding due simply to semantics. So, why exactly doesn’t a facelift include the whole face?
Facelifts and Complementary Procedures
A facelift is a procedure that addresses primarily the lower half of the face and neck because working above the cheeks requires different approaches and techniques. It’s very common to combine a facelift with a lower eyelid lift, upper eyelid lift, brow lift, and even cheek implants or rhinoplasty (a nose job). Every surgery is designed to explicitly treat a certain area of the face using a specific approach. Simply put, a facelift and an eyelid lift are two very different surgeries, even though they often complement one another.
Deciding which surgery is best for your starts with a consultation. What are your problem areas? What do you want to achieve with surgery? If your primary issue is sagging around the eyes or ptosis (eyelid drooping), you might be a better candidate for blepharoplasty. However, if you’re also unhappy with sagging around the jowls or just general laxity of the facial skin, it could be best to combine a facelift with blepharoplasty.
Why Photos Matter When Considering A Facelift
Every patient featured in the photo gallery volunteered to share their results because they wanted to help future patients like them make informed decisions. You’ll see that many of these patients opted for a combination of surgeries and/or treatments. Adding aesthetic services, such as laser skin rejuvenation, to a facelift is a great way to enhance and extend the results.
Photos can also ease your worries that a facelift will look stretched or that the scars will be visible. We feature honest, clear photos that show you real results. There’s no trickery of the camera or lights. You get to see authentic before and after photos that highlight just how natural-looking today’s facelifts are.
Before and after photos are also very helpful to those who had experience with facelifts of yore. If you knew someone years ago who got a facelift, or someone who got a facelift from a less than qualified surgeon, you might be understandably worried about going forward with your own surgery. Think of a gallery as part of a surgeon’s CV. Of course, your surgeon needs to be board-certified and highly experienced, but being able to show proven results is also critical. Be wary of any surgeon who doesn’t have a gallery or who only has a few photos. A great surgeon will want to share their work and will have plenty of surgeries under their belt to offer a myriad of photos.
Once you’ve taken a look at Dr. Roy’s gallery, the next step is scheduling a consultation. Call RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082.