Anything I say is going to be self-serving. The reality is a plastic surgeon who your friends have used and has had great results is a good place to start. You have to do your homework when it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon. It has to be someone with experience.
What is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
One critical qualification is for plastic surgeons to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery certification. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have undergone rigorous testing and have been proven to be highly skilled and knowledgeable. A board-certified plastic surgeon must have at least six years of surgical training, including completion of an accredited plastic surgery training program. Dr. Imber’s residency training includes five years general surgery and two years of Plastic Surgery.
You don’t want someone who does one operation a month. You want someone who can offer all the types of facelift techniques, and not just focus on one type of facelift, like the Deep Plane Facelift. It is also important that the board certified plastic surgeon you choose offers everything you could possibly want to add on to the facelift, like a blepharoplasty, fat transfer, neck lift, facial resurfacing, etc.
It isn’t one size fits all. Everyone needs something tailored to them. And it is important the plastic surgeon is aware of that and not wed to one single procedure and has experience across the whole arc of plastic surgery. That is why some plastic surgeons have good results all the time and some plastic surgeons don’t. You have to be careful.
What plastic surgery procedures does Dr. Imber perform?
Dr. Imber has among the largest experiences with facial surgery in the world. In addition, he performs the full range of cosmetic procedures, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery. His special interest is in facial rejuvenation and the treatment and prevention of facial aging. Dr. Imber has pioneered the use of microsuction, a modified form of liposuction, to remove early jowls and tighten jawline, the extensive use of rejuvenating fat transfers, and developed and popularized the Limited Incision Facelift Technique, or Short Scar Facelift, now the gold standard among plastic surgeons. He has performed thousands of facelifts and eyelid surgeries including modified male facelifts, and is constantly striving for the most natural results and the least invasive techniques.