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How to Guarantee Your Best Facelift Results

Dr. Philip Miller

May 29, 2018

facelift surgery patient in new york, ny A facelift surgery performed by Dr. Philip Miller in New York is a valuable investment of your time, energy, and money. To ensure you get the best results from your surgical investment, follow these facelift fool-proofing tips for success the first time around.

Tip No. 1 – Understand Your Motivation and Expectations

When you want a facelift, you might be thinking “I just want a facelift.” Going into detail on why you want, or perhaps think you need, that facelift can help you to clarify your procedure and your goals. Study your face in the mirror to pinpoint just what it is that concerns you the most. Is it the fine lines around your mouth or the excess skin at your jaw? Do you have jowls forming? Has fat shifted downward, collecting around your chin? Take a look at your face and note the specific offenders. When you meet with your surgeon, you’ll have very specific areas to discuss with him. This helps you to have a clearer idea of your ideal results; it also helps the surgeon to develop a plan for addressing your concerns.

Tip No. 2 – Evaluate Your Emotional State

Entering into any cosmetic surgery without thinking long-term about your emotions can be detrimental. Sometimes people jump into surgeries like a facelift when they’ve just been delivered tough news, like divorce papers or a recent death in the family. Sometimes it’s a knee-jerk reaction forpeople to seek dramatic changes, but doing so surgically can have terrible effects long-term for your emotional health. If you must make a change, try something impermanent like a haircut until you’re a bit removed from the life event. Never enter into any surgery unless you know you’re emotionally fit to make big decisions; this can save you costly do-overs in the future and lots of anguish in the meantime.

Tip No. 3 – Build Your Supporting Cast

Especially if you have the added responsibilities of a family and pets, taking the time to rest after a surgery can be difficult. If you’re going to achieve your best facelift results, you have to be wholly committed to the healing process from beginning to end. Make close friends and family members aware of your surgical intentions and your need for help throughout the process. You may be surprised how many will be willing to help you by babysitting, pet-sitting, running basic errands, or keeping you company while you’re relegated to the couch. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. These supporting cast members might be the difference you need to get your ideal facelift results.

Tip No. 4 – Know the Risks and How to Minimize Them

All surgeries carry some degree of risk along with them. This is unavoidable, but opening yourself up to these potential complications can definitely be avoided. Talk with your plastic surgeon during your consultation about what specific risks you may be facing following your procedure, from infection to excess scarring or anything else. He will be able to give you specific advice on how to keep yourself as safe and healthy as possible, while the face heals after surgery. Just by choosing a reputable facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the field you have already lowered your risk of facelift complications. To learn more about facelift, visit

Tip No. 5 – Choose the Right Surgeon

As mentioned above, the proper plastic surgeon can make a tremendous difference in the success and safety of your facelift procedure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during your consultation to determine if the surgeon in question meets your qualifications. If he or she feels like a bad fit, don’t shy away from choosing a different surgeon to consult with about your procedure. You will eventually find the right surgeon for you.

When it comes to choosing a facelift surgeon, it helps to start with a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Philip Miller has specialized exclusively in facial plastic surgery, offering over 20 years of experience and knowledge to his patients. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007 and has also been named a Top Doctor of New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact his office located at 60 East 56th Street, Third Floor in New York City, by calling (646) 791-3025.

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Dr. Philip Miller

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller blends art and science with innovation and skill to provide thousands of patients with impeccable results. He is known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic procedures for the face.

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Dr. Philip Miller and his team of New York's top rated facial plastic surgery experts provide custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and advanced procedures, to help each patient achieve the Aesthetic Confidence® they desire. Our unique NatraFace™ approach to facial rejuvenation includes the following effective procedures:

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Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)

Dr. Miller and his staff of NYC's best aesthetic specialists offer the NatraNose® process, which is a comprehensive range of minimally-invasive and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking rhinoplasty results, improve nasal function, and meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Dr. Miller specializes in nose jobs, nose reductions, non-surgical nose jobs, and more: Adjust the links in these sections as follows:

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Widely acclaimed for our broad range of flawless skincare solutions, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialists offer customized skincare treatment plans to achieve healthy, natural-looking results. As part of our NatraLook™ process, the following procedures may be performed individually or in combination with more advanced surgical treatments for optimal rejuvenation.

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