Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Bring this checklist to your consultation:

By Stephanie Guler, Senior Content & Social Media DeveloperLast modified: October 04, 2011

Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon




1.    Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
2.    Do you have any other accreditation's? (Ask to see them)
3.    Are you a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or any other plastic surgeon’s association?
4.    Were you specifically trained in the field of plastic surgery? How long did this training last?
5.    Are you able to perform my procedure at a local hospital? If so, where?
6.    Does your plastic surgery clinic have accreditation by international, national and/or state accrediting agencies? Are you licensed and equipped to perform surgical procedures in this clinic?
7.    Have you had any in-state disciplinary actions against your practice?
8.    How much experience do you have in performing the procedure? How many of these surgeries have you done successfully?
9.    Am I a good candidate for this procedure? Why or why not?
10.    What can be done to achieve the best results?
11.    Where and how will you perform the procedure? (Ask for a step-by-step explanation)
12.    How long does this particular procedure typically last?
13.    How long is the recovery period? Is there anything I should know to prepare for recovery before surgery?
14.    What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure? Have you personally experienced any of these in your practice?
15.    How do you deal with surgery and recovery complications?
16.    What are my options if I am not happy with the results of my surgery?
17.    Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure?
18.    Realistically, what can I expect from the final result?

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