The decision to get plastic surgery is a highly personal one, and there are many factors to consider. Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, most patients have a variety of questions. While the specifics will depend on your unique circumstances, this article covers some of the most common plastic surgery questions and answers from a general perspective.
How Should I Choose A Plastic Surgeon?
Choosing a plastic surgeon is a significant decision. A great surgeon makes a significant difference in the quality of your results. Unfortunately, a poor surgeon can also make a difference in the opposite direction.
To help you make this choice, be sure to ask questions when you meet with potential surgeons. Look at before-and-after photos and determine if they’ve worked with patients who share your cosmetic concerns.
You should also consider their board certification. Board-certified and board-eligible surgeons must meet strict standards, whereas those without these qualifications may not have as much experience.
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What Should I Expect During A Consultation?
A plastic surgery consultation is your opportunity to get to know the surgeon and team you are considering working with. You should plan to discuss your general health and motivations for seeking cosmetic surgery. If the surgeon determines you are a good candidate for your desired procedure, you will discuss your desired results and can make plans to move forward. If not, they can let you know if there are alternatives. During this time, you should consider whether you are comfortable working with this particular surgeon.
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How Can I Prepare For Surgery?
Preparation for each procedure is different, and you should always follow your doctor’s specific instructions. In general, you should plan ahead for your recovery period and make sure you have everything you need for this time. You should also plan to stop smoking and drinking in the period directly before your surgery and maintain a healthy lifestyle overall.
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What Can I Expect During Recovery?
The specifics of recovery vary depending on the procedure and based on the individual patient. Those targeting the face generally require less recovery time than those targeting the body. In any case, you should expect to rest and minimize activity until your surgeon tells you it’s okay to resume your day-to-day schedule. Prioritizing recovery helps preserve your results and guard your health.
What Surgeries Do You Offer?
Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery offers a variety of procedures for the face, breasts, and body. In addition to cosmetic surgery, we also perform reconstructive surgery and hand surgery. You can also undergo non-surgical procedures at our office, such as botulinum toxin injections.
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If you have more specific questions, our surgeons and team members are happy to help you.