Unlike most medical surgeries, plastic surgery is typically a choice that patients make to have done to their body’s. As an elective surgery, it’s not only important to ensure that you decide on the exact results you want to obtain from surgery but that you choose a surgeon that you are comfortable with as well. Read on to learn more about how you can choose the right plastic surgeon for you.
Ask Questions During Your Initial Consultation
Your surgeon won’t perform surgery on you until you have an initial consultation with them. During your initial consultation, you and your surgeon will go over what results you would like to see, what recovery time will be like, and they will answer any questions that you may have. in order to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible with your surgeon, bring a list of questions to your consultation for them to answer. Potential questions include:
- How long have you been practicing for?
- How many types of this particular surgery have you done?
- Where did you receive training?
- Are you board certified?
- If I have questions after surgery, who can I call?
- What if there are complications during my surgery?
Are they listening?
A good plastic surgeon will pay close attention to what you are looking for and will help to answer any questions that you may have. Make sure that the surgeon you pick listens to all of your wants, desires, and concerns and helps to make you feel at ease. The last thing you want is to feel like your plastic surgeon still isn’t getting what you are looking for.
The last thing you want on the day of surgery is to walk into the waiting room and not feel comfortable with the surgeon who will be working on you. However, by following the tips listed above, you can choose a surgeon that fits and matches your needs.
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