Ask your surgeon about their training, board certification, and experience. It is okay to ask to see before and after photos of other patients, read patient testimonials, and maybe even speak to previous patients who have gone through the same or similar procedures. A basic understanding of the technique, including placement of scars, length of surgery and recovery, possible risks and side effects, and alternative treatment options are excellent topics from which to base questions to better prepare yourself for surgery.
In my own experience, many of my patients ask me personal questions such as whether or not I have had plastic surgery and why I became a plastic surgeon. None of this is off limits as far as I’m concerned. I am getting to know my patients during our initial consultation, and they are often sharing very intimate details, insecurities, and expectations. My job is to make patients feel comfortable opening up and being honest about what they are hoping to achieve so that I can most effectively help them reach their goals.
For additional advice about choosing your plastic surgeon, feel free to check out my previous blog post. If you are interested in cosmetic plastic surgery, please do not hesitate to contact McCormack Plastic Surgery today.