Questions to Ask When You’re Thinking of Plastic Surgery
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Getting plastic surgery isn’t something to on a whim. You’ll want to make sure your provider is qualified, familiar with your desired procedure, and has an eye to giving you the most natural results possible. If you’ve never gotten plastic surgery before, you may not know how to determine the best surgeon or procedure for you. Keep reading for some of the best questions to ask your plastic surgeon before you go under the knife.
What are your certifications?
Making sure your plastic surgeon is qualified should be the first question you ask. It should be the barrier to entry: the thing that allows you to weed out surgeons who don’t have your best interests at heart. Do your research and go with your gut.
How long have you been practicing?
Finding a new surgeon isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a surgeon who has been doing the same procedures for years is probably more capable. They’ll know complications and other things that can come up in your procedure.
How many times have you done this surgery before?
Generally speaking, the more you do something, the better at it you are. If you’re seeing a surgeon who is just discovering a new procedure, consider seeing someone else. Again, finding someone who knows the ins and outs of your procedure will help cut down on complications. Ask about their success rate or the rate of complications to learn more about their record.
May I see examples of your past work?
This is important. You want a plastic surgeon who has a good eye for results. Especially when it comes to details, a little thing can make a big difference. Asking for before and after photos isn’t a new thing, so don’t worry about coming off rude. Most providers keep images of their patients to help you understand what to expect from a procedure.
This is just a small selection of questions to ask your plastic surgeon before you have that procedure done. Make sure to understand as much as possible, so you can go into your procedure feeling confident. If you want to learn more, give us a call at (281) 333-4600 to schedule a consultation.
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