The Facelift Consultation
If you're considering visiting Dr. Thomas Hubbard for a facelift consultation in Virginia Beach, you may be unsure of what to expect at your appointment. It's our goal to make this visit as informative and efficient as possible, so that you can have clearly outlined choices and leave feeling excited about your possibilities. Review this page to learn what you can expect when you meet with us and how you can get the most from your visit.
Allow Dr. Hubbard to offer his expertise in developing a personal surgical plan that addresses your unique facial needs for exceptional results. Request a consultation online or call (757) 687-1900 to learn about your options.
Your First Steps
When you visit our facility, designed with your comfort and safety in mind, you will be greeted by our office staff and provided with patient registration and health forms. Next, you will be escorted to our private consultation room for a one-on-one discussion with Dr. Hubbard. During this thorough appointment, Dr. Hubbard asks you many different questions about your health, as safety is our number one priority. He will then present honest, realistic choices to help you achieve your goals. Together, you will discuss the options and form a concise and understandable plan that you are comfortable with.
Your facelift consultation is also a good time for you to ask Dr. Hubbard your own questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Dr. Hubbard's credentials and experience, the skills of his staff, and what to expect during and after surgery. You may also review before-and-after photos together to help you understand what is possible for you.
Dr. Hubbard may find computer imaging is a helpful tool to visualize potential changes. Using special software, he can take your photo and then make changes to demonstrate some surgical options.
Also during this appointment, we may take standard photographs of your face to be kept with your file. We use these "before" photos to help us evaluate your results after surgery. Keep in mind that these photos are just as confidential as the rest of your health information, and we don't show them to anyone outside of our practice without your written permission.
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Achieving a Natural-Looking Result
Because everyone's face is unique, Dr. Hubbard performs a physical examination of your face and neck, evaluating your bone structure, skin quality, and soft tissue characteristics. He considers your current level of facial aging as well as potential future aging to offer honest, realistic ideas about surgical choices.
Occasionally, facelift surgery alone isn't likely to give a patient the results he or she wants, mostly because the procedure addresses the lower two-thirds of the face and not the eyes or brow. Dr. Hubbard may recommend a non-surgical technique, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal filler injections, to complete your rejuvenation. He may also recommend an upper-face surgery such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift to address the whole face and provide a natural-looking result. Additionally, it's very common for facelift patients to also incorporate a neck lift into their treatment plans. Dr. Hubbard can safely combine these procedures into a single operation for your comfort and convenience.
Most of Dr. Hubbard's patients say they want to look younger, natural, and like themselves. Thanks to over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hubbard is especially adept at creating a younger, natural-looking you. Dr. Hubbard and our entire staff are fully committed to matching the appropriate procedures to each patient. At your appointment, you can expect a candid discussion about exactly what our team can achieve for you.
Your Next Steps
We understand that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a big one for most patients, which is why we strive to make the consultation an informative, low-pressure appointment. Before you leave, we'll offer you a written quote that reflects the procedures you discussed with Dr. Hubbard. If you'd like, we may also discuss financing options with you.
When you're ready to schedule your surgery, whether it be immediately after your consultation or after you've had some time to think it over, our office staff schedules you for a preoperative appointment and helps you select a surgery date. We'll go over our recommendations to help you prepare for surgery and answer more of your questions.
At Hubbard Plastic Surgery, we believe that undergoing plastic surgery should be positive and exciting. We're committed to helping you stay informed throughout each step of your experience with us to ensure a smooth surgery and a beautiful result.
A Virtual Option for Out-of-Town Patients
Out-of-town patients may begin the consultation process by using our contact form. If you can't make it to our office for your consultation, simply indicate that you'd like to schedule a virtual one. We email you a questionnaire to complete and return to us and also ask you to provide us with photos to help us visualize all aspects of your face.
If you decide to proceed with our practice, you'll meet later with Dr. Hubbard for a physical examination and thorough talk about your facelift surgery.