24 Aug How to Pick a Facial Plastic Surgeon in San Jose
Congrats! You’ve decided to pursue facial plastic surgery in San Jose. You’re probably excited, nervous, and likely don’t know where to start—that’s okay, because at RefinedMD we’re committed to helping you achieve your surgical dreams with a customized approach and complete transparency. There are a lot of plastic surgeons in and around San Jose, so finding the perfect surgeon for you can be challenging. It doesn’t have to be. In fact, this part of the process should be one of the most fun and exciting times. Here’s a guide to help you find the best facial plastic surgeon for you and how to get started on your journey.
Before and after photos are the fastest way to see the skills of a surgeon. We’re lucky to have technology readily available that allows you to check out these galleries from the comfort of your home. A reputable plastic surgeon will be happy to showcase their work in a virtual format. If you come across a surgeon or a website that pushes you to schedule an in-person consultation before you can even see a generous amount of before and after photos, proceed with caution. A surgeon’s before and after gallery is their reputation, and a great surgeon will be happy to share pictures of their patient’s results.
Facial Plastic Surgeons are Different Than Other Types of Surgeons
Are all plastic surgeons created equally? Definitely not—and if you’re interested in facial plastic surgery you deserve an expert in that field. Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD specializes in facial plastic surgery. While there are certainly plastic surgeons who will “do it all,” many plastic surgeons specialize in a certain part of the body or the face. When you’re considering facial plastic surgery, it’s extremely important to work with an expert in facial plastics. After all, your face is the first thing you and others notice about you!
Dr. Roy’s facial specialties include upper facelifts, lower facelifts, blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and facial fat transfers. It’s very common to undergo multiple facial plastic surgeries in one appointment. The face is so intricate and complex that a single surgery doesn’t always address all of a patient’s needs and concerns. For example, some people are surprised to learn that what’s called a “full facelift” or traditional facelift only lifts the skin on the lower half of the face and the neck. To address issues of sagging and wrinkling around the eyes, blepharoplasty and/or an upper facelift is required.
Check Your Surgeon’s Certification
It’s absolutely essential for your facial plastic surgeon to be board-certified. Dr. Roy is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Certification ensures that your plastic surgeon has undertaken the relevant and necessary training, including continuing education, to safely practice. It might seem like being board-certified is a given for anyone practicing plastic surgery, but that’s not always the case. Always check for this credential and only work with a surgeon who has proper and up to date certifications in San Jose.
You also want to trust your gut when you’re looking for a plastic surgeon. The rapport you have with your doctor, which you’ll build (or not) during your consultation means a lot. Consultations are a time for you to ask questions and get a general feel for the surgeon. You’re trusting this expert with your health and your results, so your instincts are important. Remember that you’ll also be working with your surgeon in after-care, and you deserve to have someone that you’re comfortable with.
Getting Started on Your Facial Plastic Surgery Journey
The face and neck are the first places to show signs of aging. It makes sense that facial plastic surgery is the first type of plastic surgery a person considers. That means a lot of facial plastic surgery patients are first-timers. At RefinedMD, we understand. Dr. Sudeep Roy is dedicated to helping every patient achieve their desired results in a process that is comfortable, forthcoming, and fun. Choosing your surgeon is just as important as choosing the right type of surgery—so make your decision wisely.
You’ll find an impressive before and after gallery featuring Dr. Roy’s work at RefinedMD. We’re proud to show off the results while providing you with a means of seeing what could be in store for you. To learn more about facial plastic surgery and Dr. Roy at RefinedMD, call our office at (408) 688-2082.