If you are contemplating any type of plastic surgery, it’s important that you choose the best plastic surgeon for you by doing some research, and asking the right questions. Have you been wondering – what questions should I ask when choosing a plastic surgeon for my procedure? We take look at the most essential ones below.
1. Are you board certified?
Doctors that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), are specially trained, and also operate in accredited medical facilities.
2. What is your area of expertise and training?
Find out their individual areas of training, as well as the procedures that he/she performs regularly. You want to ensure that they are trained in the procedure you would like to have done, and has already performed many of them.
3. Can I see ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of patients that have undergone the procedure?
Reviewing pre and post-surgery images of past patients will give you a very good indication of the type of results to expect. A good plastic surgeon will be happy to provide these for you.
4. What are the possible complications? You should always be
aware of what the risks are, before making a decision regarding surgery.
5. What are your post-op care procedures?
You want to ensure that a doctor will be available at least within the first 48 hours of surgery in the event of an emergency. They should also have established post-op procedures, to provide any support you may need during the initial recovery period.
When searching for your potential plastic surgeon, be sure to choose a surgeon that inspires confidence.