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A 58-year-old female asked:

I went for a consultation with a young cosmetic surgeon who scared me about having a facelift mostly telling me what could go wrong. inexperienced?

8 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 45 years experience
No: Every surgeon must tell you these problems because even seasoned surgeons know that things don't always go smoothly.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Risks: You have to be aware of all of the risks of surgery before you do it. Yet, if you are not comfortable with the surgeon then get another consultation from a facelift surgeon until you are comfortable. You must be confident in your surgeon for an optimal outcome!
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Not at all: It is the surgeon's duty and responsibility to inform you of the risks of your surgery so that you can make an informed decision.
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Dr. Catherine Winslow
Facial Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Education is key: Patient education and realistic expectations are crucial to being happy with the outcome, and any surgery has potential complications. However, the bedside manner of your surgeon perhaps is not suited to you, and i would recommend another consult or two if you were uncomfortable with your surgeon. Good luck!
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Normal Apprehension?: We would all love to concentrated only on the benefits we provide as plastic surgeons, but it is also important that we discuss the risks. Perhaps your surgeon's way of expression does not suit you. Consider a few more consultations, and see if there is someone more suited. Some apprehension is expected, but knowledge of risks can protect you, if something does happen that is undesired.
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Dr. Matthew Schulman
Surgery - Plastics 23 years experience
Maybe: It is important to know all the risks. You need to know the qualifications of your surgeon. You said 'cosmetic surgeon'. You should only use a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. You said 'young'. How many has he done?
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Dr. Barry Cohen
36 years experience
It sounds like: Inexperience. While you need to get an informed consent, the procedure is typically very safe in experienced hands with limited risk.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Informed consent: It is a surgeon's duty to describe the risks and benefits associated with the procedure.
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