Frequently Asked Questions Bellevue & Seattle

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a facial plastic surgeon and a plastic surgeon?

The difference can be quite significant. A facial plastic surgeon is trained through a four-year medical school program. Dr. Young attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, ranked 13th in the nation for medical schools. After graduation, he was trained at an accredited otolaryngology/head and neck surgery program at the University of Southern California.

The exposure to the anatomy of the head and neck area exceeds other residency programs, including plastic surgery. This has made Dr. Young an ideal surgeon to perform plastic and reconstructive procedures in the face. He also learned about the subspecialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as governed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Other otolaryngology subspecialties in this residency include pediatric, otology, oncology, laryngology, and rhinology.

Do You Offer Complimentary Consultations?

We do offer a complimentary consultation with one of our patient care coordinators. They are personally trained by Dr. Young during one-on-one meetings and in group settings. A coordinator can present an experience that will be similar to what you would have with Dr. Young. During your consultation, we supply you with different means to reach any of our staff members.

A consultation with Dr. Young costs $95. However, this charge can be applied to any procedures that you choose to have. When you schedule a consultation, we ask that you give us at least a 48 hour notice for any cancellation. Without the 48 hour notice, you may be charged the consultation fee that would not be applicable to services. We also have other doctors you can meet and who work under Dr. Young. Their consultation fees vary from complementary to a small fee.

Can I Get Multiple Procedures Done at the Same Time?

Yes, you can. However, Dr. Young believes in the best outcome for you and does not favor performing too many procedures at once. He wants you to heal as best as you can and get optimal results. Dr. Young tailors his approach to the needs and desires of his patients.

Do You Offer Financing?

We offer Care Credit and other forms of financing that allow people to handle the costs of their procedures. We will do our best to meet your individual needs. We invite you to discuss all of your concerns so that we can help you achieve your desired results.

Some procedures may be covered by your insurance. Dr. Young and his team will help you with your insurance plan. Although Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery does not take insurance, we can facilitate the process if you are applying to have insurance cover the costs of your procedure.

What Is the Recovery Time?

Everybody is different. It really depends on which procedure is being done. The type of procedure you undergo will determine how long it takes you to recover. In general, the more manipulation is done to tissues the more swelling, bruising, and tissue healing can occur. Your genetic composition can account for varying amounts of bruising, swelling, healing and perception of pain. At Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Young will sit down with you and prepare you for your procedure and your recovery afterwards.

You will be advised to stop large doses of vitamin E, aspirin, herbal medications/supplements, (such as fish oil and omega 3's) and NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatories) that can cause bleeding and bruising. Generally, most patients feel some improvement three days post-surgery and close to normal seven to ten days after surgery. Swelling or bruising can last more than a week.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

There are many types of facelifts to fit your lifestyle. Depending on your needs and desires, you can choose a deeper, advanced facelift with more recovery time or a less-invasive lift with less down time. A mini lift range between from $3000 to $5000. They fit your fast-paced lifestyle and desire to get back to work quickly. The mini lift lasts between five to ten years. For a more complete face lift, the price ranges from $5000 to $10000. With the more complex procedures, you may need a week or two to recover before you feel normal and back doing your normal routine of activities. The complete face lift will last between 10 to 15 years or more. Dr. Young is an experienced facelift specialist having performed on more than 1,200 happy facelift clients.

What Is an Otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist specializes in diseases and conditions in the head and neck. One of its subspecialtieses is the practice of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Training in otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery has given Dr. Young an extensive training in head and neck anatomy. This allows him to have a natural transition into the specialty of facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Young underwent extensive training in otolaryngology at the University of Southern California where he learned from some of the most famous plastic surgeons who specialize only on the face. Dr. Young has worked with surgeons who have operated on well-known celebrities. He was also selected for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery spending one year learning from renowned Dr. Frederick Stucker about the most advanced and innovative techniques of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face.

What Does Board Certification Mean?

Board certification is a rigorous process that physicians undergo to ensure that they meet the qualifications and standards of competency to safely and successfully practice the area of medicine in which they are specializing. Dr. Young achieved board certification in the specialties of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and laser surgery. On his board certification written exam for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Young scored tops in the country.

How Do I Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

Choosing the best surgeon to make you look younger and natural in the face is an important decision. You want a surgeon with extensive experience. Dr. Young has performed more than 1,200 facelifts and numerous eyelift, neck lifts, liposuction, and other procedures. Some of the most influential people have come to Dr. Young for his training, theory and talent. He understands the optimal goals of making someone look younger in a natural way. Dr. Young has been celebrated for his groundbreaking theory on facial beauty, which has produced excellent results.

You want to go to a surgeon who cares about his clients. Dr. Young believes that his patients matter and, at the end of the day, he wants to perform something good in the world. Dr. Young strives for the best customer experience and believes in the adage of “everything and anything” for his patients.

Has Dr. Young Won Any Awards?

Dr. Young has received numerous awards for his academic achievements. During college, he received an NIH award grant to study the single celled organism acetabularia acetabulum. At Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Young received the McGraw Hill Award for being one of the top two students in his class. During this time, he also received the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Honors, a society designation awarded to each medical school’s top students for academic achievement.

Dr. Young’s most groundbreaking achievement occurred during his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. After extensive training, he noticed less than optimal results from some of the best surgeons in the world. Why was that? What was happening? What Dr. Young discovered was the goals the surgeons were striving for had inadequacies with room for improvement. With facial plastic surgery, understanding the aesthetics of the face is so important. He discovered that the prevailing theories of beauty were flawed.

Dr. Young spent four years refining his thoughts culminating in his new theory on facial beauty called the Circles of Prominence. This groundbreaking theory received the Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award for best basic science research paper from Dr. Young’s peers at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2005. Since that time, his theory has been acclaimed across the world.

What Are the Seminars or Events at Afps?

Our seminars are complementary and a great way to learn more about the latest techniques in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. At these events, you will hear Dr. Young talk about his theory on facial beauty and personal innovative techniques that have allowed him to achieve outstanding results. You will receive special discounts and a chance to talk to Dr. Young one on one.

We want the best for you. Dr. Young always maintains an open door policy to help people. You can email, call 425-990-3223 or text 425-341-3893 to set up an appointment. If you live out of town, we can schedule a phone consultation with you.