Questions to Ask Your Facelift SurgeonA major plastic surgery procedure such as facelift is a personal journey for a patient. They should choose this procedure after careful consideration of all aspects, and after they have clarified all their concerns and doubts about the surgery as well as the surgical practice they may have short-listed.

Patients who have complete clarity about the procedure will typically feel more confident and achieve higher satisfaction levels in the end. During the pre-op consultation, the facelift surgeon will encourage them to ask questions and provide all answers in a lucid manner. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide facelift to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities.

Questions about the Surgeon

Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Can you describe your qualifications, training and experience in the area of plastic surgery? Have you performed facial surgery procedures in the past, and what is your success rate in this area? Would you perform my facelift surgery at an accredited surgery center? If an emergency situation arises, will your practice be equipped to deal with it? If the final outcome of facelift is not according to what we initially agree, would you perform a revision procedure?


Questions about Facelift Surgery

Will I make a decent candidate for facelift surgery? Should I also consider neck lift or an upper face procedure along with facelift? What type of facelift technique would you suggest in my case? Would you work with a board certified anesthesiologist to perform my surgery? What is the estimated duration of surgery, and can I go back home the same day? What kind of advance preparation will I be required to do? Would you give me access to some facelift before and after photos of previous patients?


Questions about Recovery

Is the facelift recovery going to be painful? How many days of leave should I apply for at my workplace? Are there any measures to help expedite the recovery? What are the potential risks involved in facelift surgery and recovery? When can I return to my normal lifestyle, including resumption of vigorous activities?


Questions about Costs

What would be the estimated cost of facelift surgery? Does your price include the pre- and post-operative expenses? Will you charge separately for any post-surgical appointments? Can I be eligible for a package price or a rebate if I combine another procedure along with facelift? Will your office be able to offer some guidance about third party financing options?

A dedicated plastic surgeon will address most of these questions from their own side, and ensure that the patient completely understands their answers. The patient should ideally prepare a list of questions in advance and carry it to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. Drs. Sundin receive patients from Richmond, Virginia and other cities and suburbs in this part of the state for facelift surgery.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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