Before Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery is a big decision. Some helpful hints in choosing the right procedure and surgeon for you are:

  • Make sure you choose a Certified Plastic Surgeon to perform the procedure.
  • In search of the right surgeon for a procedure, make an informed decision. Ask a friend or medical establishment. Call the surgeon’s office and ask for information on the procedure as well as the surgeon. Preparing to have a surgery is a difficult period.
  • Once you have compiled a list of doctors in your area make sure you ask about credentialing. While good credentialing doesn’t guarantee a successful outcome, it will significantly increase the odds. Make sure your surgeon has privileges at hospitals as well as surgery centers, and inquire about the surgeon’s training and board certifications.
  • Finally, after you narrow your choices, schedule a consultation. Keep in mind that all good surgeons should be able to answer your questions.

Question Suggestions:

Are you a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
Where do you have privileges?
How long have you been in practice?
Have you previously performed this type of surgery?

Some Cosmetic Question Suggestions:

How much follow up care do you offer your patients receiving this surgery?
How much time should I expect to be off work?
When can I exercise?
Will I need assistance after my procedure?
Do most of your patients receive the outcome they expect?