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Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial plastic surgery is designed to refine or improve areas of the face to increase self-confidence. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso can attest that facial plastic surgery is not right for everyone. There are certain criteria interested a person must meet in order to be considered a suitable candidate.

Here, Bay Area cosmetic surgeons Drs. Pearl and Ereso reveal some of the signs that you are a good candidate for facial plastic surgery.

You want to minimize signs of facial aging.

If you are bothered by loose, saggy skin, deep creases, wrinkles or jowls, you may be an excellent candidate for facial plastic surgery in the Bay Area. Injectables and skin resurfacing procedures can minimize some of the mild to moderate signs of aging, but if these problems are more serious in nature, a plastic surgery procedure such as faceliftor eyelid surgery is probably the more effective option.

You have always been self-conscious of a particular feature.

If there is something about your facial appearance that has always bothered you — for example, your nose doesn’t quite “fit” your face or you inherited your mother and grandmother’s under-eye bags — consider surgical correction. Modifying whatever feature bothers you can dramatically boost your self-image and confidence. For some people, facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty can improve their mental state considerably.

You are in good health.

A facial plastic surgery candidate’s health is evaluated thoroughly before recommending surgery. No reputable plastic surgeon will perform elective surgery on a patient that is in poor health. Expect to discuss your current health and medical history with your plastic surgeon during consultation. S/he will ask you if you have any serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

You have reasonable expectations.

Another indication that you are a good candidate for plastic surgery is that you know what is and isn’t achievable. Candidates that expect perfection will be disappointed and should avoid surgery. But if you have realistic expectations and desire improvement, you are probably a suitable candidate.

You understand the risks of surgery.

No surgery is completely free of risk. To qualify for surgery, you must understand and accept the risk that something could go awry. Of course, the best way to mitigate these risks is to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso. Our surgeons will explain the risks of the procedure you are considering and what we do to minimize those risks.

Discuss Your Facial Plastic Surgery Options with Our Plastic Surgeons

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso, please call or email Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today.