How Should I Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery?
If you’re thinking about having cosmetic surgery done, there are a number of important things you need to consider before you start scheduling your consultations.
The most important step in your cosmetic surgery process is finding a qualified cosmetic surgeon whom you can trust to provide exceptional long-term care, ensure your safety, and achieve beautiful results.
Choosing a board-certified physician ensures that the doctor performing your procedure has specific, in-depth training and experience. With strict qualifications, rigorous examinations, and ongoing assessments, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the highest standard of measure possible.
Along with having the appropriate training, experience, and board certification, the cosmetic surgeon you choose should be someone who listens to your needs and whose aesthetic sense aligns with your goals.
A successful consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon will educate you about your options and put your mind at ease before scheduling surgery. Getting the most out of your consultation can be as simple as being prepared and knowing the right questions to ask.
Here are a few important questions to ask your surgeon:
- Am I a good candidate for my procedure of interest? If not, what is keeping me from being a candidate?
- How many times have you performed this procedure?
- What are the benefits?
- What are the risks?
- Is the surgical facility accredited?
- Who will perform the anesthesia and what are their qualifications?
- What type of anesthesia is required for this procedure?
- How would you respond if an emergency were to occur during surgery?
- Have you helped patients with similar physical qualities and concerns?
Finally, there are financial considerations to make. If you need to finance your procedure, ask about the available options during your consultation. Most surgeons require an initial down payment when you schedule your procedure and payment in full prior to the date of surgery. If this is a concern, be sure to discuss financing options during your consultation.
By doing your research ahead of time, you’ll have peace of mind about your procedure and the process will go much more smoothly. To find ABCS-certified surgeons in your area, click here.
If you have any other questions for us or want to start the consultative process, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email today. We look forward to hearing from you.