Having plastic surgery can be frightening. On the one hand, you want to improve your appearance and confidence, but on the other hand there are horror stories out there that we have all heard which make us very nervous. Using a licensed and qualified plastic surgeon who has prior experience in the procedures being performed, and who is up to date on the latest techniques and research, will allow you to get great results with mush less worry. There are some questions that you should ask your plastic surgeon before being operated on, to make sure you have chosen wisely and will get excellent results you are happy with.
Before going to your surgical consultation appointment, make a list of all the questions you have. They should include things like how many years of experience does the surgeon have, what medical degrees and certificates does the surgeon hold, and what professional associations and groups the surgeon belongs to. Also very important is to ask if the surgeon has privileges in a hospital because in order to get those he has to be checked as to his/hers credentials. Ask the surgeon where the operation will be performed, and if it is in a hospital instead of an outpatient surgery center ask why, because this may be more expensive. Ask how many procedures like yours the surgeon does in a year, and how many years they have been in practice. These questions can help you determine if the doctor has enough experience to make you comfortable, and whether you trust them or not. You should also inquire as to what types of anesthetic will be used, and how long your recovery time will be.
It is always a good idea to ask about the procedure, what steps the surgeon will take to correct the problem, and how long the procedure and the total recovery should be. You need to ask any other questions you may have as well, no matter how trivial or stupid you may think they are. This is important to allow you the answers you need while also assessing the interaction between you and the surgeon. Be wary of any surgeon who acts hurried or impatient, and does not want to take the time to fully answer all of your questions. Choose a surgeon that wants you to be excited and knowledgeable, not apprehensive or unsure. After all, you are paying a substantial amount of money to have this procedure done, and you are also putting your life in his/her hand and therefore you deserve to have all your questions answered and fears alleviated. This will allow you to choose an experienced and highly talented surgeon who will give you the best results possible.