Your consultation with a plastic surgeon can seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time. It can be difficult to know how to approach a conversation about your procedure; asking the right questions, knowing what to expect from pre-op to post-op, it’s a lot to handle if you aren’t familiar with the process. At Jefferson Facial Plastics, it is our top priority that our patients feel comfortable and confident as they prepare for whatever procedure they so choose so here are a few tips that will ensure that your consultation goes as smoothly as possible.
Know Your Surgeon
It is of the utmost importance that you make sure that your physician is board certified in his or her ability to practice cosmetic surgery. Knowing this will speak volumes as to their experience, credibility, and training when it comes to their ability to perform the procedure of your choice. Being board certified is more than just having a piece of paper hanging in an office, it’s a commitment to an extraordinary level of achievement and expertise in the field. All of our surgeons at Jefferson Facial Plastics are double-board certified in cosmetic surgery which should speak to their commitment to the unsurpassed quality they provide to their patients.
Know what You Want to Know
There are plenty of uncertainties that come with having a new procedure, or a first procedure, so it’s important to cover the bases with your surgeon so that they can clarify any that you may have. “Am I a good candidate for my procedure?”, “Are there any risks?”, “Do you have hospital privileges?”, “What kind of anesthesia do you use?”, questions like that tend to fill in some of the gaps.
Another good thing to know is how frequently your surgeon has performed the procedure you would like to have done. Cosmetic surgeons often specialize in certain areas so knowing the level of experience they have with what you want can is important. Here on the site we post before and after photos of the many procedures we offer. Those are a great resource to be viewed prior to the initial consultation.
What’s the Procedure Actually Like?
When it comes to the actual procedure you’d like done, ask your surgeon what to expect and how to prepare. Not everyone has a realistic understanding of how long they should expect to be recovering in post-op. Don’t be afraid to ask your surgeon about the specifics of the operation or procedure you’ll be undergoing. It’s your body, after all. You more than anyone deserves to know what’s going to be happening to it and our surgeons at Jefferson Facial Plastics will be doing their utmost to make sure that you do.
Feel Like You’re Ready?
Our surgeons want you to feel confident as you move forward in your journey toward your specified procedure. We want you to be comfortable with each facet of the process and that begins with your consultation. Our site is an excellent resource for distilling information about the procedure that most interests you. If after having perused it you still have questions and want to know more, give us a call at 215-503-FACE and schedule a consultation of your own. We’d love to speak with you!