Choosing a surgeon for your facelift procedure is one of the most important decisions you will make, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one. There are a few things you can do to narrow down your search and ensure that you receive the safest, more effective care possible. Remember, you should never choose your surgeon based on the price they offer.  A “cheap” surgeon can be a sign of an underqualified one.  Here’s what to look for instead:

Check for their board certification

The biggest indication that a surgeon is qualified to perform your facelift procedure is a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only way to guarantee that your surgeon has undergone the rigorous testing and training required to provide safe and effective plastic surgery treatment. If a plastic surgeon is board certified, you can typically find this information on their website, or they should be able to provide you with proof. Dr. Gilpin is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

View their before and after gallery

A before and after gallery is a place for surgeons to display their work. By viewing a surgeon’s facelift gallery, you can get a better idea of what the procedure can do for you. A gallery will also typically come with descriptions, showing you exactly which techniques were used for the patient. A good gallery will show you each angle of the patient’s results.  This is important to be sure you are selecting a surgeon who can provide you with balanced and natural looking results. View Dr. Gilpin’s Facelift Before and After Gallery to get a better idea of what he can do for you!

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Research the techniques they offer

Not every plastic surgeon will offer the same techniques when it comes to the facelift procedure. Make sure you check out their facelift procedure page or ask about the techniques they use during your consultation. A skilled plastic surgeon will offer advanced facelift techniques, customizable to meet your specific concerns and signs of aging. At Gilpin Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer the deep plane facelift to address more significant aging, and the limited incision facelift for a more subtle improvement. Both surgeries offer you natural looking results that will refine your look and allow you to continue to age gracefully… never having the look like you’ve had surgery. Dr. Gilpin is also highly experienced in related procedures like the neck, eyes and brow lifts.  He can help you choose the right technique/procedure for your concerns!

Schedule your facelift consultation

After doing your research and narrowing down your search, you should schedule a consultation to ensure that they are a good fit for you. During your consultation, you should be given attentive one-on-one time with the surgeon. They should listen to your concerns and answer any questions, creating an honest and comfortable environment.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Gilpin in Nashville, TN, contact our office by filling out our online form. Dr. Gilpin would be happy to meet with you to discuss his experience and the facelift procedure.