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Facial Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, AZPlastic surgery can be a touchy subject. Obsessive reality stars and poorly trained surgeons have sometimes given facial surgery, and the people who get it, a bad reputation. There are countless myths that swirl around the topics of facelifts and other anti-aging surgery.

We want to dispel some of those myths. Look at the following three most common myths surrounding facial plastic surgery to find out the truth is about this incredibly effective procedure with long-lasting results.

Myth 1: Facelifts are Too Expensive.

False. Many people mistakenly believe that facelifts are only for the rich and famous. In reality, facelifts typically range from $6,500-30,000, depending on where in the country you are having your procedure done.  Large coastal cities tend to have the highest prices.  If you are looking for a less expensive option, try a mid-size market.  Remember it isn’t how much a doctor is charging that determines how good you will look—it’s how much experience the doctor has.  Be sure to look at before and after photos and, if you can, speak to a few former patients to see what their experience was like.

Myth 2: Facelifts Make You Look Fake

False. Sure, there are a few cases of botched facelifts where the patient looks more like a Barbie gone wrong than the youthful beauty they had intended. However, the right doctor will make you look like a younger version of yourself, not someone your spouse won’t recognize.  Different doctors use different techniques, and also have different views on beauty.  Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, who has performed over 3,500 facelifts, believes in helping you achieve a natural, balanced look for your bone structure.  His goal is to help you look like a younger, more vibrant YOU.  No matter which physician you choose, make sure they are Board Certified and have lots of experience performing facelifts.

Myth 3: All Facial Plastic Surgeons are the Same

False. The reality is some surgeons do only a few facelifts per year, while others have completed thousands of successful surgeries. Hiring a surgeon who is experienced in the latest methods and tools ensures you get the outcome you were hoping for. Choose a surgeon who is Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery.  This means that the physician has completed a full year of training in facial surgery.  When many general plastic surgeons perform facelifts, many of them lack this specialized training.  You woudn’t hire a house painter to paint your family portrait—the same applies to your face.  Make sure you choose a highly trained physician capable of delivering the results you seek.   Dr. Taghizadeh not only completed 5 years of surgical training of the head and neck, he completed a prestigious year-long facial plastic surgery fellowship.