I am 57 years old and looking to improve same aging signs in my face. I am not entirely sure what I need, whether I need a full blown facelift or injectable fillers will do or maybe I would better benefit from a brow lift or eyelid lift. I think that I really need a consultation with a doctor. Which of your doctors perform facial surgeries and what are their qualifications?
First of all, you are correct that the best way to figure out which procedure would be best for you would be through a live consultation. We do have facial plastic surgeons currently in New York City; Aventura, Florida; Los Angeles; and Miami. We also intend to expand over the coming years so please keep checking at pl4s7icf4stg2.wpengine.com for other locations, which are opening regularly throughout the nation as far as where we are located to perform these procedures.
Many of our patients come in from out of state or country and often times a live consultation is not possible considering the time and expense of flying across state lines or across country to meet with one of our doctors. A second option beyond a live consultation would be a webcam consultation. If you own a webcam or if you simply stop by a local electronics store for probably $25 to $100 you can purchase a simple webcam that plugs into your computer and works very simply. You can also schedule a live webcam consultation with one of our doctors from anywhere in the world where you can essentially meet the doctor without physically being there. Third, and as a last resort, if there is no possible way to have a webcam consultation or a physical live consultation, you may also submit photographs to us through our website and one of our doctors can review those photographs for you and make a recommendation.
As far as what type of procedure you might need, the important thing is really to look at the areas of the face. If you feel that something is needed below the cheeks or below the ears, it is likely that a mid facelift or injectable fillers would make the most sense. If you feel that your signs of aging are mostly in the eye or forehead area, than fillers, brow lifts or eye procedures would make more sense. As far as which procedures, it is agreed that a consultation be advised. Photograph review or live webcam meeting would also work. As far as which doctors perform these procedures, they include the following:
As of this moment, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein performs these procedures. He is a former President of the Florida Society for Facial Plastic Surgery, a clinical instructor at the University of Miami Medical School and he has been performing these procedures for over 18 years. He has performed over 10,000 total cosmetic surgery procedures.
Second, Dr. Richard Galitz does perform some procedures, some of which he refers to Dr. Epstein. He has been a facial plastic surgeon for over 24 years. He operates in Aventura, which is essentially northern Miami or southern Ft. Lauderdale, versus Dr. Epstein who performs procedures in Miami. Dr. Galitz is also a former President of the Florida Society for Facial Plastic Surgery and a Member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Posted by Jon Hoffenberg, Executive Vice President FHRPS