The Best Questions to Ask a Facial Plastic Surgeon By dsherris on April 30, 2024

woman with smooth skin and youthful facial featuresThe face is usually one of the first areas of the body to develop signs of aging. Facial skin is regularly exposed to sun, wind, and other harsh environmental elements that accelerate aging and lead to wrinkles, creases, and diminished skin elasticity.

Many people consider facial plastic surgery to address signs of aging and restore a youthful, refreshed appearance. Before committing to treatment, individuals should learn as much as possible about surgical techniques and their chosen procedures. Facial plastic surgeon David A. Sherris, who serves the Buffalo, NY, area recommends the best questions to ask a facial plastic surgeon before committing to treatment.

Which Treatment Is Appropriate for Me?

No two facial plastic surgery procedures are exactly alike. Many people pursue a facelift when signs of aging develop because that is one of the most well-known cosmetic procedures. However, just because someone is familiar with a treatment, doesn’t mean it’s the right one to address their needs. 

Dr. Sherris meets with patients to examine their facial skin and muscles and discuss their needs and desires. He customizes a treatment plan that will best address concerns and provide his Buffalo patients with the results they desire. Facial plastic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Sherris include:

  • Brow lift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Mini facelift
  • Facelift
  • Deep plane facelift
  • Chin augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty

What Can I Expect During My Procedure?

Cosmetic surgery patients should have a good understanding of what happens during their procedure. Patients are usually under the effects of general anesthesia during surgery so they are unconscious, feel no pain, and have no memory of treatment. Still, patients should know what is happening. Dr. Sherris explains each step of treatment to his patients before their surgery so they can ask any questions they have.

What Is Recovery Like?

Recovery is an integral part of any cosmetic surgery procedure. Patients must understand surgical recovery and have ample time to prepare for their post-surgical experience. The length of recovery and the side effects experienced during recovery vary per procedure. Dr. Sherris informs patients of the symptoms they are likely to experience as they heal, estimates the time recovery may take, and offers post-surgical care instruction and tips to promote a timely recovery.

What Are the Risks of Treatment?

No surgical procedure is free of risks. Dr. Sherris is a highly skilled surgeon with a high rate of success and a low rate of complications. Still, patients should ask about surgical risks before committing to treatment. Side effects vary slightly per procedure but may include infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and nerve damage.

What Are the Benefits of Treatment?

Patients should be aware of a procedure’s benefits to make an informed treatment decision. Facial plastic surgery offers far more benefits than risks. The specific benefits of each procedure are unique, but may include:

  • Softening of facial wrinkles and creases
  • Enhanced definition of facial features
  • Firmer, smoother facial skin
  • Tightening of facial muscles
  • Rejuvenated appearance
  • Enhanced confidence

What Are Your Qualifications?

Facial plastic surgery candidates should be selective when choosing a surgeon. A skilled and experienced surgeon is key to promoting treatment success. We encourage our Buffalo patients to ask a plastic surgeon about their qualifications and credentials before choosing them for treatment. 

Dr. Sherris is proud to have board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has published over 100 scientific publications and has earned awards for surgical success. His accomplishments make him an ideal choice for individuals considering facial plastic surgery.

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Individuals considering cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance should be well-informed before selecting a surgeon and treatment plan. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. David A. Sherris, contact our facial plastic surgery center at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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