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What Do You Ask Your Surgeon During a Consultation?

January 21, 2013 - By Dr. Jules Feledy

Asking your surgeon the right questions

No matter what procedure you’re after, from the non-invasive, like Botox, or something more involved, like a complete Mommy Makeover, it’s always recommended that you seek out a consultation with your plastic surgeon before ever setting foot in the OR. Well, what then? It’s not just about the doctor telling you what the procedure is like – prospective patients should be prepared to go in with informed questions they want to have answered.

To that end, here’s a guide to some questions you may want to ask your plastic surgeon at your consultation.

“Am I a Good Candidate for this Procedure?”

You may have your heart set on a tummy tuck or liposuction, but it may not be the right procedure for you. One cannot simply walk into a plastic surgeon’s office and place an order for a given procedure – multiple factors must be taken into account, such as your overall health, potential risk factors, and environmental factors. Furthermore, what you want may not be the best procedure for your desired result. Go in telling the doctor what effect you are after, rather than what procedure you want.

“What Are The Realistic Results I Can Expect?”

Most anyone who is in the market for plastic surgery can, understandably, have an idealized result in mind; basically, the perfect you. But while plastic surgery can help you get closer to that goal, it’s not a perfect solution. Scars can, and depending on the procedure, will occur, and any given procedure can only do so much. Find out whether or not the results you’re after are realistic, and what kind of results your desired procedure can realistically offer. Here’s a tip: ask to see some before-and-after pictures of your surgeon’s past cases.

“Are You Qualified To Perform This Procedure?”

In many states, doctors who aren’t specially trained in plastic surgery can still perform it legally. In order to guarantee the best possible results, check to see if your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Members of such groups as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons are board certified, and have spent years specifically training in the field of plastic surgery. Furthermore, check to see how familiar they are with your desired procedure. You’ll want to go with a surgeon who has loads of experience in the procedure you want to undergo.

Asking these questions and more will help ensure you’re plastic surgery experience is in the best possible hands for the job.

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The surgeons at Belmont Plastic Surgery are here to help you take the next step on your aesthetic journey. Whether you want to restore what has been lost or improve upon what you already have, our surgeons will help you make the best possible choices for your care and deliver excellent results. Every day is an opportunity to live a more beautiful life. Seize your opportunity today with a consultation at Belmont Plastic Surgery.

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