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Choosing a Washington, DC Facelift Plastic Surgeon

There are so many plastic surgeons in the Washington, DC area that finding the best one for your facelift can seem a bit daunting. However, when you know what to look for, choosing a Washington, DC facelift surgeon can be fast and easy.

Board Certification

Make sure you choose a facelift surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS.) Anyone with a medical degree can call himself a “cosmetic surgeon.” Only someone who has undergone additional schooling, training, and residencies, and met the rigorous standards of the ABPS can call himself a plastic surgeon.

Experience and Results

A facelift is just as much art as it is science. Choose a plastic surgeon with sufficient experience to provide you with the most beautiful results. Experience alone may not be the best indication of abilities.


Your plastic surgeon’s dedication to patients should start with your initial consultation and continue through your full healing. Make sure your plastic surgeon listens to your desires, provides a thorough evaluation of your facial features, and offers you a facelift option tailored to meet your exact needs. Make sure he performs his procedures in an accredited surgical facility where your safety is a top priority, and that he will remain available throughout your recovery.

If you live in or around Washington, DC, and are looking for a facelift surgeon, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery for more information about our practice and our board-certified plastic surgeon.