Do Your Homework
Selecting a board certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure is an important step in achieving your optimal surgical outcome safely. Doing your homework means understanding your procedure, having trust in your surgeon and assuring your surgical facility is safe and accredited.
Important Facts About the Safety and Risks of Plastic Surgery
The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.
Be sure to ask questions: It's very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
Your partnership with your plastic surgeon doesn't end once your surgery is completed. The relationship you establish with your surgeon is one that will continue. While the results of many plastic surgical procedures are often permanent, there can be changes as you age or due to other circumstances. That's why it is suggested that you maintain a regular schedule of follow-up examinations. By staying in touch with your board-certified plastic surgeon, you can enjoy the benefits of continued quality care.