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Your Facelift Surgery Consultation

Your Facelift Surgery ConsultationIn aesthetic terms, your face is clearly the most prominent area of the body. Therefore, any plastic surgery procedure for the face should be preceded by careful planning and consultation. The consultation process should be comprehensive, and the patient should be ready to play a proactive part in it.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides facelift and various other procedures to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations. The surgeons will create a customized treatment plan based on the proceedings of the initial consultation.


Educating the Patient

The broader goal of the consultation will be to educate the patient about various aspects of facelift plastic surgery procedure. When a patient is fully clear of about the procedure, they will be better placed to make the right decisions and feel more self-confident throughout the process. During the consultation, the patient should feel free to clarify any doubts and concerns related to the surgeon’s practice as well as the facelift procedure.

A dedicated surgeon will ensure that the patient receives correct answers to all their questions, and completely satisfied during the consultation. If procedures such as neck lift, eye lift or brow lift, or some non-surgical treatments may be combined with facelift, the surgeon will discuss all options and help the patient make the most appropriate choices.


Patient’s Goals

One of the important aspects for the surgeon will be to understand the patient’s reasons for seeking facelift surgery, and which elements of their facial appearance may be bothering them. Only the patient is in the best position to provide this feedback. They should feel free to inform about their intrinsic aesthetic needs and aspirations.

Once the surgeon is fully aware of the patient’s requirements, they will be able to incorporate these into the customized surgical plan for facelift. A good surgeon will not adopt a cookie cutter or one size fits all approach to facelift surgery, and will individualize the procedure on the basis of the inputs received during the pre-op consultation.


Assessing Health and Facial Anatomy

Facelift surgery is a fairly invasive procedure, and the patient should be in a fit condition to undergo the surgery as well as anesthesia. The surgeon will review the patient’s medical records, and ask questions about any current underlying health issues. The patient should be forthcoming about such information. If any untreated skin infection in the facial or neck area is found, it will first have to be addressed before the surgery is scheduled.

The surgeon will also review the patient’s age, weight and measurements, facial fat pockets, amount of skin laxity, skin type, and overall facial bone structure, chin and jaw line. Based on this evaluation, an appropriate facial surgery technique or a combination of facial procedures may be determined.

Patients in Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive facelift surgery and various other procedures from the proven and dedicated plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin of the Virginia Institute of Plastic 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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