What happens during the consultation?

The consultation is your opportunity to have a totally candid discussion about your desire to have cosmetic surgery. Don’t be shy. Only when you are totally honest can our surgeons tell you what is possible.

If you are considering a facelift, explain why you would like one. Describe what makes you unhappy about your face and how you would like it to look. Be precise about what you want, but also be open to suggestions from Dr. Gordon or Dr. Restifo. You might learn about procedures you didn’t know were available, or it’s possible that you’ll learn that a facelift won’t do what you want it to do. Dr. Gordon or Dr. Restifo will let you know what you can expect from a facelift. He will explain how the procedure is performed and how anesthesia will be administered. He will also discuss possible complications and risks and what to expect after the surgery in terms of recuperating and returning to work.

In addition, you will see a number of before-and-after photos of some of our other patients who have had the same procedure you are considering. These photos will not only be of beautiful people, but also of average-looking people. This will help you gain a realistic perspective on both our doctors’ skills and what you might expect from your own cosmetic procedure.