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standard-title Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Your Facelift You don't fix a watch with a hammer and you don't go to a butcher for a face lift. Plastic surgeon Dr. Crispin offers advice on picking the right doctor.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Your Facelift

You don't fix a watch with a hammer and you don't go to a butcher for a face lift. Plastic surgeon Dr. Crispin offers advice on picking the right doctor.

You’ve decided that you’re ready to take the steps necessary to remove the signs of aging and wear that have appeared on your face and which are preventing people from seeing the energy and vitality you possess. A facelift is probably an excellent option for your needs. But which plastic surgeon in Atlanta should you choose to perform the procedure?

This is a difficult question for many patients; most don’t have medical training, there are a lot of doctors in Atlanta offering cosmetic procedures and it can be intimidating to try and evaluate all of your options. Further, this is an important decision: after all, you want only the best working on your face. There are a few ways you can evaluate a prospective plastic surgeon, and we’re confident these factors will lead you to Dr. Mark Crispin.

Board Certification

You should always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. Board certification is not a meaningless title. Many patients don’t know that doctors don’t have to be certified in the field in which they practice; they just need a medical degree and a license from the state.

What that means is that any doctor who wants to make a little extra income can perform cosmetic procedures such as face lifts. By contrast, a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Crispin, has proven himself in the field. You know he has expertise with the procedures.

To be a board certified plastic surgeon, a doctor must complete a three-year residency in both general surgery and plastic surgery. After accomplishing that, Dr. Crispin had to pass a series of rigorous exams, both written and oral.

Further, board certification is an ongoing process. Dr. Crispin stays up-to-date on the newest procedures and technologies in order to remain a board certified plastic surgeon. This demonstrates both his commitment and his skill.

Experience

When choosing a plastic surgeon, don’t be afraid to ask direct questions about the prospective doctor’s experience with the facelift procedure. Make sure that the doctor you choose has plenty of facelifts under his belt; you don’t want someone inexperienced or incapable performing your procedure.

On a related note, ask to see photographic examples of the doctor’s previous work. Dr. Crispin offers a before-and-after gallery of some of his face lift patients and will be happy to show you more examples if you require them. These pictures are excellent ways of learning about the plastic surgeon’s style and effectiveness.

As a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in the field generally and with facelifts specifically, Dr. Crispin is an excellent choice for your procedure.

If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you’re considering a face lift, please contact Mark E. Crispin, MD, PC today to schedule a consultation.

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