What To Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Surgery, It Is Possible!

If you have been researching or considering cosmetic surgery, then it may be time for you to take the next step in achieving your dreams. A consultation with one of our Board Certified Surgeons will give you the information you need to make an educated decision.

The choice to have a cosmetic procedure is a personal one. Cosmetic surgery allows people to change perceptions by changing their physical realities. By doing research and having realistic expectations about the cosmetic procedure, having surgery can positively impact one’s self-perception and help them better communicate what lies in their hearts and minds.

When you schedule your consultation, it will be an hour set aside just for you: to get your questions about cosmetic surgery answered.

Some important things to ask you Surgeon:

• Are you Board Certified?
• Do you have before/after pictures?
• Am I a candidate for surgery?
• What are some of the risks associated with this surgery
• What are your recommendations for me?
• What can I expect during recovery?
• How will discomfort be managed?
• Are your prices all inclusive?

These are only a few of the questions that you should have answered by the end of the consultation. By getting accurate information from credible sources, you will have a greater understanding of what to expect during and after the process and how to prepare for what changes are ahead.

Every patient should know that cosmetic surgery is real surgery. Whether cosmetic or reconstructive, cosmetic procedures require the same precautions and planning as any other surgery. For a safe procedure and satisfying results, patients need to do their homework and thoroughly discuss preparation, risk and recovery with an ASPS member surgeon.

There is only one board that certifies plastic surgeons, The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Because any licensed physician can call himself or herself a cosmetic surgeon, verifying that your surgeon is properly trained and certified, is very important. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify physicians in plastic surgery of the face and body.

All of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Members (ASPS) are certified by the ABPS. That means they have completed at least five years of surgical training with a minimum of two years specifically in plastic surgery, have passed comprehensive exams, regularly attend continuing medical education courses, perform surgery exclusively in accredited medical facilities and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Copyright (c) 2007 Dr. Robert Kenevan