21 Mar What Questions Should You Ask During Your Plastic Surgery Consultation?
Your consultation is a vital part of the plastic surgery process. It allows you the opportunity to learn more about the plastic surgery procedure you’re considering as well as a chance to get to know the surgeon who will be performing the surgery. However, your consultation isn’t just for you; it also lets your plastic surgeon get to know you and find out what your aesthetic goals are.
Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Park encourages patients to ask any questions they may have. If you’ve scheduled your consultation but aren’t sure what to ask, here are a few questions that should be on your list.
Are You Board Certified?
This should be the first question asked and answered when considering plastic surgery of any kind. You definitely want to be putting your trust and care in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon. This ensures that they have the proper training and experience in general and plastic surgery.
Are Your Specialized In Performing the Procedure I Want?
Along with being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ask your surgeon what their expertise is and whether they are specialized in your particular surgical procedure. You wouldn’t go to a foot surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, nor would you want to go to a surgeon who rarely performs the surgery you are looking to have done.
Will I Need Anesthesia?
This is an important question because it will help you plan and make arrangements for after your surgery. The type of anesthesia used will determine whether you need someone to drive you to and from your surgery and if you will need help once you get home. Anesthesia is different for every patient and surgery, and the type used will depend on your specific case and needs.
Is Their A Recovery Period For My Surgery?
Depending on what procedure you’re considering, there may be some downtime required to help you heal. By knowing what to expect before surgery, you’ll be able to make arrangements and can plan to take the necessary time off from work as well as plan for childcare. For example, women who undergo a mommy makeover should expect to have someone help them at home with their children immediately after surgery as they will most likely be unable to lift and move around much.
Get Your Questions Answered – Schedule Your Consultation at John Park MD Plastic Surgery
If you’re ready to have the procedure you’ve wanted finally, contact John Park MD Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation. Dr. Park will take the necessary time to meet with you and discuss your concerns and goals. Together, the two of you can begin to plan for your successful surgery. Call us today at (949) 777-6883.