If you have finally decided to have plastic surgery, you definitely can’t overlook the importance of picking the right cosmetic surgeon for the job.
But the fact that there is a sea of plastic surgeons out there means that choosing the best surgeon can be a bit overwhelming. That is why there are some important questions you need to ask a prospective cosmetic surgeon in order to find out whether they are the best fit for the job or not. Below are some of the questions that you should ask a potential plastic surgeon prior to settling on them.
1. Are you board certified?
All cosmetic surgeons aren’t alike. Surgeons who are certified by ABPS (American Board of plastic Surgery) are not only uniquely certified but they are also specially trained as well. As such, don’t assume that every surgeon out there is board certified, and therefore you should insist on knowing whether a prospective surgeon is certified or not prior to settling on them. If they insist they are board certified, ask them to give you documents showing that indeed they are board certified.
2. How many times have you performed the procedure?
Cosmetic surgery isn’t only costly, but there are also risks and complications involved as well. That is why you should strive at getting a cosmetic surgeon with a proven track record of performing cosmetic surgery safely and with the lowest rate of complications possible. As such, insist on knowing the number of times a prospective surgeon has performed the procedure so that you can rest assured that they are well-poised to get the job done. If possible, go for the surgeon who has performed the procedure several times since there are more experienced as opposed to a surgeon who has performed the procedure only a few times.
3. Do you provide post-operative care?
At times, you may need post-operative care after undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, not every surgeon out there will provide you with post-operative care. Therefore, you should ask a prospective surgeon whether they offer post-operative care or not. Again, if they say they offer post-operative care, they should also tell you whether the cost is included in the initial cost of cosmetic surgery or whether you will be required to pay additional costs.
Once you ask a prospective surgeon these questions, you will definitely come closer to finding a surgeon who is well-poised to give the best results possible after cosmetic surgery.