At Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia, Dr. Enrique Silberblatt uses each consultation as a time to help ensure that his patients’ cosmetic goals align with the procedure they select.
Roanoke, VA – Dr. Enrique A. Silberblatt utilizes a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques at Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia to provide his patients with a smoother, younger-looking, revitalized appearance. In a recent pair of blog posts, the board-certified plastic surgeon revealed what he believes is the key to any successful facial procedure – clear doctor-patient communication and a thorough consultation. With so many different facial procedures to choose from, selecting a procedure that is specifically designed to address each patient’s individual cosmetic concerns is essential for satisfactory results.
According to Dr. Silberblatt, many of the patients at his Roanoke plastic surgery practice have been turning to non-surgical alternatives such as injectables to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and Radiesse® are treatments that can be performed over the patient’s lunch hour and typically require zero downtime. However, patients with substantial signs of aging – including excess fat and skin around the neck and jowls – will likely require a more aggressive approach, such as a facelift or mini facelift, to achieve their desired outcome.
Though each mini facelift procedure varies slightly from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon, Dr. Silberblatt uses the mini facelift for patients looking for a more significant change than injectables can provide but do not wish to undergo a full facelift. “A mini facelift is a procedure that tightens the jowl region while still allowing you to return to your daily activities the very next day,” says Dr. Silberblatt in his blog post titled “When Is A Facelift Right For Me?” He highlights, however, that for patients who wish to address excess skin and fat around the neck as well as elevate the cheeks, there is still no substitute for a traditional facelift.
In a follow-up post, titled “Facelift: Consultation to Recovery,” Dr. Silberblatt reinforces the fact that the initial conversation about treatment options is essential for meeting the patient’s expectations. He also maintains that the facelift remains the ultimate facial rejuvenation procedure, stating: “The facelift procedure is ideal for patients who wish to not only minimize fine lines and wrinkles, but also eliminate excess skin and fat around the neck while elevating the cheeks to appear full and youthful.” Patients at Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia can have a peel or laser treatment performed in conjunction with their facelift to improve the skin’s tone and texture for an even more significant enhancement.
About Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS
Dr. Silberblatt graduated from Princeton University and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. After completing his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, he completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Silberblatt is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is credited with establishing the first microsurgery lab in Roanoke, VA. He is available for interview upon request.
Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia
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Roanoke, VA 24018