There are few things that are more personal than the decision to undergo plastic surgery of the face. Dr. Pourtaheri encourages all of his patients to learn all they can before having a facial rejuvenation procedure. We are ready to answer your questions any time. You may want to review this list of commonly asked questions to prepare you for a consultation with Dr. Pourtaheri in person.
How Do I Know Which Procedures I Need?
You may look in the mirror and say to yourself “I need a facelift” or “I should get eyelid surgery?” What you’re really saying is you’ve spotted an area of your face that you would like to improve. During your consultation, Dr. Pourtaheri will talk with you about your areas of concern and offer suggestions on what can be done to achieve your goals. He has the skill to evaluate your entire face and advise on which procedures will help you look like a more refreshed version of yourself.
How Will I Know What I Will Look Like After Surgery?
While there is no way to guarantee exactly how you will look after surgery, the key to getting satisfying results is having a frank and thorough discussion with Dr. Pourtaheri about what you expect. That way, he can apply his rigorous planning process to achieving the expected surgical outcome. Dr. Pourtaheri also can perform 2D and 3D modeling during your consultation to help you imagine the results and have a discussion about the plan.
Can You Fix My Nose Too?
Yes. In fact, Dr. Pourtaheri specializes in nose surgery for both esthetic and functional concerns. And he understands that certain changes to the nose can give you a younger and more refreshed look, which is valuable for patients seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. For a satisfying result, this procedure requires a highly skilled plastic surgeon with a deep understanding of nasal anatomy. Rhinoplasty has one of the highest revision rates of all plastic surgery procedures. Choosing a surgeon with extensive experience in nose surgery is the best way to avoid having a nose surgery redo.
What’s the Best Age for Facial Surgery?
People often worry if they are too young or too old to have a facial plastic surgery procedure. The truth is that as long as you are in good health and you have reasonable expectations about what the surgery can achieve, there is a wide acceptable age range for people who can benefit from facial plastic surgery. For some, a neck lift or eyelid surgery in their 40’s makes sense, while for others, a facelift in their 50’s can provide a fresh new look.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
For most facial plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Pourtaheri’s anesthesiologist will use general anesthesia so you will be safely sedated and not remember any part of the procedure or feel discomfort while the surgery is performed. Certain techniques like providing more intravenous anesthesia, as opposed to gases, and certain other medications can improve your recovery from anesthesia. Patients are closely monitored during and after surgery to ensure safety and comfort.
I Want to Avoid Surgery. What Are My Options?
You’re in good company, and frankly there are a large number of highly effective non-surgical esthetic options on the market today. Dr. Pourtaheri has carefully evaluated and hand-selected the treatments and devices that are most effective in reducing signs of aging and improving facial appearance. His non-surgical treatments include BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, KYBELLA®, facials, chemical peels, radiofrequency microneedling, laser skin rejuvenation, and more. With so many options, Dr. Pourtaheri will be able to advise you on the best treatments to look refreshed without surgery or anesthesia.
Can I Have Facial Surgery and Body Contouring at the Same Time?
Generally speaking, this is possible. Dr. Pourtaheri may perform facial and body procedures together as part of a mommy makeover, to help men and women who have achieved significant weight loss, or for people who want to refresh the look of their face and slim their body contour. Certain procedures, such as facial fat grafting, actually require donor fat cells from another part of the body, so having liposuction at the same time has its benefits. Dr. Pourtaheri can advise you on what procedures can be safely combined with one another from a procedure length and recovery standpoint.