Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
When you decide to check out having a plastic surgery procedure, it makes sense to meet the person who might be performing the surgery and get certain information from them. This process allows you to better understand how the treatment or operation is done, get their expert advice on what will work the best for you, and find out what makes them qualified to provide your care.
Important questions to ask include:
- What is your training?
- What is your experience?
- Are you board-certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties-endorsed board that covers the treatment I might receive?
- There are other boards that are not of the same quality—don’t assume that “board-certified” always means the same thing. I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Do you regularly perform this type of procedure?
- Can you show me photos of some prior patients who had something similar?
- What are common risks? What are rare risks?
- Do you enjoy doing this procedure/treatment?
- Would you recommend this procedure to a person close to you?
- How will you manage follow-up?
- Can I reach you after the procedure if I need you?
- Can you give me a close approximation of what the procedure will cost me?
- What do you do if there is a problem?
You may have other questions specific to your situation. You should prepare those for your discussion with the surgeon as well.
If you are considering plastic surgery or another type of cosmetic treatment, and want to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options, we welcome you to contact Copeland Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Copeland.