Trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon. Do not be intimidated to ask your doctor what percentage of their practice is devoted to the face. Dr. Blackledge focuses exclusively on the face and neck. He did a residency exclusively in head and neck surgery and then a fellowship dedicated solely to cosmetic surgery of the face, nose and neck. His background in head and neck surgery gives him an extensive knowledge of the anatomy and structures of the face as it pertains to cosmetic surgery and the placement of injectables.
One of the most important questions that patients fail to ask their doctor is “how many of these procedures have you performed?” Dr. Blackledge has performed over 5,000 surgical procedures on the face, nose and neck. Once deciding on a doctor, you should meet with the doctor personally to see if you are comfortable with their approach to facial rejuvenation. During the consultation, Dr. Blackledge explains the procedures while listening to your expectations and goals. As Dr. Blackledge likes to say, it is a team approach between you and him in developing a strategy for facial rejuvenation. During the consultation, he will show you examples of his work as it relates to your procedure. Patients who are most informed and prepared become the happiest patients.