Are You a Good Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery?

Rediscovering your best self with facial plastic surgery is an exciting process, but not everyone is a good candidate for any given procedure. Dr. Cabin and his team ensure that every treatment plan runs smoothly. The journey always begins with a consultation to answer one essential question: are you a good candidate for facial plastic surgery? Keep reading to find out more about the qualities you need for the procedure and what options are available for you. 

Qualities of a Good Candidate

Dr. Cabin believes that the best plastic surgery outcomes are achieved when patients possess certain qualities and understanding that align with the demands and expectations of the procedure. Before beginning surgical treatment, below is a list of some of the important requirements:

Good Physical Health

The foundation of any successful surgical procedure lies in the overall health of the patient. Those who are in excellent physical health and otherwise free from serious medical conditions are more likely to experience safe and smooth surgeries and recoveries. This becomes even more important when procedures require anesthesia. In these cases, Dr. Cabin emphasizes the importance of a thorough medical evaluation to ensure that patients are fit for surgery, minimizing potential complications.

Realistic Expectations

While facial plastic surgery can work wonders, it’s not magic. Dr. Cabin often discusses with his patients the potential outcomes and limitations of surgery. Having a clear and realistic understanding of what the procedure can achieve ensures patient satisfaction. It’s about enhancing one’s natural beauty, not creating an entirely new face.

Non-smoker or Willingness to Quit

Because smoking can significantly impact the body’s ability to heal post-surgery, Dr. Cabin requires his patients to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after any procedure.  This prevents complications, optimizes healing and maximizes the longevity and quality of the results.

Comprehensive Understanding of the Procedure

Knowledge is power, and Dr. Cabin believes that a well-informed patient is more likely to have a positive surgical experience. He takes the time to educate his patients about the procedure, potential risks, recovery process, and post-operative care. This comprehensive understanding helps alleviate anxieties and sets clear post-surgery expectations.

Commitment to Recovery

The postoperative phase is as important to your results as the surgery itself. Dr. Cabin stresses the importance of patients being committed to the recovery process. This includes following post-op care instructions, attending follow-up appointments, and giving the body ample time to heal.

While facial plastic surgery offers transformative results, it’s essential to approach it with the right mindset and preparedness. Dr. Cabin’s commitment to patient education and care ensures that those who choose to get treatment are well-equipped for success, both in terms of surgical outcomes and overall well-being.


Facial Plastic Surgery Options at Jonathan Cabin, MD

Once Dr. Cabin approves you for surgery, there is a whole world of treatment options that are available to you. Let’s explore some of the transformative procedures available at our clinic:


Nose Procedures

As the central feature of the face, the nose plays a pivotal role in facial harmony and balance. Dr. Cabin’s approach to rhinoplasty is both artistic and customized. Whether addressing cosmetic concerns or structural issues, he crafts a plan that respects the patient’s unique facial proportions. Beyond traditional rhinoplasty, Dr. Cabin also offers non-surgical, or liquid, rhinoplasty, ensuring that every patient finds a solution tailored to their needs and comfort level.

Eye Treatments

The eyes are often called the windows to the soul, and also – because of the thin skin around the eyes – an area that tends to show age earliest. Dr. Cabin’s thorough and experienced techniques address a range of concerns around the eyes. From eye lifts to laser resurfacing of the lower eyelids, he ensures that the results not only rejuvenate the eye area but also look natural and harmonious with the rest of the face.

Deep Neck, Buccal Fat, and Fat Grafting

Face & Neck Rejuvenation

Everyone hopes to age gracefully, and seeking plastic surgery on the face or neck can go a long way toward helping you reach this goal. Dr. Cabin’s treatments for the face and neck, such as facelifts, neck lifts, and chin augmentation, aim to restore youthful contours and reduce signs of aging. His approach prioritizes natural results, ensuring that patients still look like themselves, just a more refreshed version.

Ear Procedures

The ears are often overlooked in the world of plastic surgery, but they can significantly impact your self-esteem, especially if they’re perceived as disproportionate or showing signs of age. Dr. Cabin offers a suite of treatments, from ear-pinning to earlobe reduction, addressing both genetic and aging-related aesthetic concerns. His methods ensure that the ears complement the overall facial aesthetic.

Personalized Approach

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Cabin’s practice is his commitment to individualized care. Recognizing that every face is unique, he ensures that each procedure is tailored to the patient’s anatomy, desires, and lifestyle. This personalized approach guarantees that the results not only enhance beauty but also resonate with the individual’s identity. 

Rediscover Your Best Self

The foundation of any successful procedure is a consultation with Dr. Cabin. This appointment will allow us to conduct a thorough exam to ensure you have the qualities needed to undergo surgery and recovery with excellent results. If you’re ready to get started, schedule your consultation with our team in Arlington today!