We Understand Your Fears and Concerns
Dr. Ridenour specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and he is passionate about his work. However, Dr. Ridenour understands that the decision to have facial cosmetic surgery is not always an easy one. While most people are eager and excited to look better, fresher and younger, they are also fearful of looking “different” or “plastic” following surgery. This is especially true for patients that are considering facial surgery.
The Negative Impact of Celebrity Surgery
It is true that many negative images of plastic surgery can be found in magazines, on television and in our personal lives . Many celebrities that "can afford the best" are often cited as examples of plastic surgery gone terribly wrong. Why is this? Unfortunately money does not buy good judgement. Doctors that get the most publicity are not always the best doctors. Many are publicity savvy but lack the necessary experience and aesthetic judgment needed to produce consistent, high quality, natural results.
Suprisingly, a majority of patients around the country have had a positive experience with facelift. In one study, 96% of patients agreed that they looked better and younger after cosmetic surgery by an average of about 11 years.
The Importance of the Consultation
Dr. Ridenour believes that good aesthetic sensibility and thoughtful planning are important in cosmetic medicine. Knowing how to do a procedure is not enough. The best practitioners understand their clients and their goals. The know why a particular procedure is best for their client. They know how to execute the procedure from a technical standpoint and they understand what makes human beings look rested and attractive.
Dr. Ridenour plans surgery to meet the needs of each individual patient. He evaluates not only the degree of facial sagging, but also the client's bone structure, fat distribution, and the elasticity and quality of the skin. He helps his patient's understand the logic and reasoning behind every procedure. He wants to cultivate a trusted relationship so the he can assist all of his patients in looking their best throughout their adult lives.
Before and After Photographs
Ask to see before and after photographs of actual patients that your surgeon has operated. Our patients are usually put at ease after meeting with Dr. Ridenour and looking at a series of his before and after photographs. Dr. Ridenour goal is to achieve a result that is youthful, natural and elegant.