Dr. Frank’s Approach to Facelift
In the initial consultation with Dr. Frank, patients share the features that they would like to improve in their face and neck. In some cases, a facelift is an ideal solution for these issues. In other cases, Dr. Frank may recommend an alternative procedure. Typically:
- A facelift works well for patients with heavy wrinkles, jowls, and excess skin, which is causing their facial features to shift downward.
- Patients with less prominent concerns are often candidates for less invasive procedures such as ThermiTight, ThermiSmooth, Botox, or fillers.
- Some patients may benefit from a neck lift and chin implant in addition to a facelift.
At the end of the consultation, Dr. Frank provides Hobart and Munster facelift patients with a complete price quote. While many surgeons only share the cost of surgery—excluding facility costs and anesthesia—our practice wants those in our care to make a fully informed decision.
In a second visit, patients have a careful discussion of their health history and examination to ensure they are healthy enough to have surgery. Smoking, for example, is a contraindication for a facelift procedure. During this visit, patients also have the opportunity to complete consent forms, ask any further questions they have and schedule their surgery.