New Year’s Consultation
If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to improve the way you look, your next decision would be choosing the best surgeon to meet your needs. To some, this would be a logical step to take. Believe it or not, there are some people who would take more time researching washers and dryers before making a purchase than they would scheduling consultations with qualified facial plastic surgeons to determine the best fit. In the following “good to know,” guide, you will learn what to look for with your surgeon.
Put Your Face in Good Hands
It’s recommended that one of the first steps you can take towards a successful procedure is to become an educated consumer. Do a little homework and research the procedure you want. What are the benefits? What are the risks? Ask friends who may have had the same procedure about their surgery and the surgeon. Once you’ve made the decision to move forward, make an appointment for a consultation with a surgeon. Make sure he or she is board certified in the correct field of expertise. In other words, “Trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon.”
A consultation will also allow you to get to know the surgeon a little better and to find out if you’re even a candidate for the procedure you are considering. When you select a qualified, experienced surgeon, you will most likely eliminate a great deal of anxiety and maybe even a little doubt. However, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Communicate with your surgeon on all aspects of the procedure. Ask to look at before and after pictures of the procedures he/she has performed. Write down your questions and bring them to the consultation. A few suggested questions to ask are:
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- Are you Board Certified?
- How many times have you done this procedure?
- What other medical staff will assist in the procedure?
- Where will the procedure be performed?
- How long will the operation take?
- What kind of anesthesia will be used?
- What is the recovery time?
- What are the risks involved?
- Can You Provide Me With Three or More References to Patients on Whom You Have Performed This Procedure?
- Is post-operative medication necessary?
- What is the cost of the procedure?
What We Do
I am board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (ABFPRS) I’ve completed a six-year residency position in the very competitive field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. I have passed comprehensive oral and written exams and have continued my medical education, including patient safety, each year. We routinely perform the following procedures: Facelift, Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift, Forehead or Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery, Neck Lift, Mid Face Lift, Mini Face Lift, Otoplasty or Ear Pinning. Our professional staff and I are dedicated to helping you achieve the healthy look and lifestyle that you are aspiring for. We take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns before developing a treatment plan that will fit your body and lifestyle. Schedule a visit to our office today to meet our team and learn how we can help you bring to light the confident and empowering person you are inside. Call us to schedule your consultation and get started on the new you for 2018.