Am I a Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

Facial Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, Main Line & Bryn Mawr

There are a number of reasons people consider facial plastic surgery, but not everyone is a good candidate for surgical procedures. In general, to be a good candidate for plastic surgery you should:
  • Be in generally good health
  • Be prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time
  • Be prepared to follow all of Dr. Lee’s pre and post-operative instructions
  • Have realistic expectations
The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for plastic surgery is through an initial consultation with Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Lee. During this consultation, Dr. Lee can assess your medical history, listen closely to your desires, and help you determine if plastic surgery is the best option for you.

Age Considerations

Many people will not begin considering facial plastic surgery until they are in their mid to late 30s. Before this time, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures are often sufficient to eliminate visible signs of aging. For people in good health, however, there is no upper age limit for facial plastic surgery, especially for eyelids and brow lift surgeries. Dr. Lee has successfully performed upper and lower blepharoplasty on people of all ages and, providing you are a good candidate, does not consider age to be an impediment to surgical procedures. At our comfortable Pennsylvania offices, potential surgical risks are greatly reduced because Dr. Lee does not perform procedures under general anesthesia. Using the safer alternative of local anesthesia, Dr. Lee is able to make facial plastic surgery procedures available to most patients without compromising their health.

Natural Looking Results

It is important that you have realistic expectations with any plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Lee focuses on providing natural looking results that lessen the signs of aging while respecting the stage of life you are in. He will work with you on an individual basis, taking into account your facial features and aesthetic desires, and customize a procedure that will provide you with renewed and refreshed, but still completely natural looking results. If you live near Philadelphia, Main Line or Bryn Mawr and would like to learn if plastic surgery is right for you, please contact John J. W. Lee, MD, FACS to schedule an initial consultation today.