When you are thinking of plastic surgery, you can be tempted to think about the good results of the surgery for celebrities. But, you should know that your experience and results may be very different than theirs. The following article shares some tips that can help you when considering plastic surgery.
Reconstructive surgery is a better term than cosmetic surgery for a few reasons. This can help to minimize any stigma that may attach to the notion of traditional plastic surgeries.
Check with your cosmetic surgeon to see if you need to make any changes to yourself, prior to the procedure. For example, you may need to remove hair from your head or face.
Of course, you are willing to pay enough to get high quality surgical results, but you can still save some of the cost without giving up the quality. Some people have their cosmetic surgery done by reputable surgeons outside the U.S., and have great luck with it. This won’t be an option for everybody, but it’s something worth looking into.
Ask the doctor about any possible risks associated with the surgery. Also ask him what he does to help reduce the risks. Once you have asked questions, research the information the doctor has given you to make sure they are being completely honest with you.
Visit the location of your surgery. If you’re going to have outpatient surgery inside the clinic where you’ll see your doctor, you need to ask if you could see the surgery area prior to your surgery. This will help you relax and feel safe when the time of the surgery comes.
Ask about your surgeon’s malpractice insurance. You need to make sure you are covered on the chance that something happens during your procedure. If a doctor is not insured, do not use them. They may not carry insurance because of previous problems.
Research the facility where your surgery will be performed. Look for the surgery center to be accredited, inspected and licensed. Offices must also be registered and inspected. Does the facility meet state requirements? Also make sure the history of the facility is clean.
A good question to ask is how often your surgeon performs the surgery you are looking at having. The more frequently your surgeon does this procedure, the more skilled at it he or she will be. More surgeries means more patients. If a surgeon is consistently poor, he’s probably been sued for malpractice, which tells you to avoid him.
Always ask to see your surgeon’s certification and license in order to ensure that your doctor is qualified. Inquire about your surgeon’s experience in the procedure you are considering. Ask for proof and check out neutral recommendations.
Although Botox is not actually considered cosmetic surgery, be sure that only a doctor performs the procedure on you. Quite often people go to beauty salons for this type of procedure. It is cheaper than getting it done by a doctor, but it is risky to trust this to someone with minimal qualifications.
Take to heart what you are told by your cosmetic surgeon. If your doctor does not feel right doing a certain surgery on you, there is usually a good medical reason for it. Be sure to get an opinion of another doctor if you do not agree with what he has to say though, just so you can feel sure. Most surgeons have their patients’ safety in mind; therefore, you should follow your surgeons advice.
Knowing exactly what you should expect will help you make the best choice. Apply these tips to your decision-making process and you will enter the process informed. The new you will be in the mirror soon!