Neck lift procedure is often performed in conjunction with facelift, but may also be performed as an independent surgery. The cosmetic surgeon will have a detailed consultation with the patient to determine candidacy, to establish an open communication and trust, and to address the patient’s doubts and concerns.
Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing neck lift and several other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. McCluskey will encourage the patient to be actively involved in the consultation process, and learn about various aspects of the procedure. His first goal is to help the patient make an educated decision. He provides neck lift to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
Feedback from the Patient
One of the first things that a surgeon will seek to know from the patient during the consultation is why they want to receive neck lift surgery, and which specific areas of the neck are bothering them. The cosmetic surgeon would also like to receive clear information about the patient’s current medical condition and past health records. Patient’s cooperation and accurate feedback on these issues will help the surgeon to create an appropriate neck lift surgery plan.
Cosmetic Goals of the Patient
The surgeon will encourage the patient to be forthcoming about their inherent cosmetic needs and goals, particularly with regard to their neck and face. Maximum patient satisfaction can be achieved in a procedure such as neck lift when the patient’s personal aesthetic goals are met. The surgeon will tailor the neck lift surgery to incorporate the patient’s personal goals for more satisfying results.
Current Health Status
The patient should ideally arrange for their health records to be shared with the neck lift surgeon well before the scheduled consultation. This will make the consultation process more meaningful. If the patient currently suffers from a serious medical condition, autoimmune disorder or any known allergies, they should present all such information in a transparent way before the surgeon.
The patient should prepare a list of various medications, both prescription and non-prescription, and herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently taking. If the patient is a smoker, they should frankly let the surgeon know about this habit. The surgeon will be able to provide appropriate instructions for the pre- and post-operative phases based on the patient’s answers.
If the patient has any doubts or concerns about the procedure, the practice or any other aspects, they should feel free to ask questions during the consultation process. It is also a good idea to list all possible questions on paper and carry it along for the consultation. Dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for neck lift surgery.
Photos and Testimonials
The surgeon may like to present neck lift before and after photos during the consultation so that the patient can know what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. The patient may also request for the testimonials of past patients who may have received neck lift or other plastic surgery procedures from the surgeon.
Digital technology is incredible and has changed the landscape of so many industries. Digital technology has paved the way for online photos that have aided so many businesses and people. The plastic surgery field has embraced digital technology and this is why so many plastic surgeons use online photos to assist their patients in making a decision they are comfortable with. Now any potential neck lift patient after looking at these vivid pictures knows exactly what to expect.