When you are considering cosmetic augmentation of any kind, it’s important that you choose the right doctor for you. Before going through with cosmetic surgery, consider these tips.
If you have friends or family who have had cosmetic surgery, talk to them about their experiences. Ask how they felt about the plastic surgeon that performed their procedures.
Do your own research
Look online for board certified surgeons in your area. Check their websites and look for testimonials on the site from prior clients.
Find a specialist
When you are looking for a specific procedure whether it be breast enhancement, face lift of liposuction, make sure that the surgeons you interview have experience in that specific area.
Before you settle on a surgeon, meet with at least two to get a feel for the office, staff and surgeon who will be operating on you. When you interview, explain what you are looking for and get suggestions from him or her regarding your ideas. It’s important that you and your surgeon are on the same page when it comes to your desires and what the final outcome will be.
Ask if you can contact prior clients to get their personal testimonials or if he or she has ever had unsatisfied clients. If so, ask why the client was not happy and how the surgeon was able to make it right.
Listen to your gut
If you get a good feeling or a not-so-good feeling while you are conducting interviews, don’t ignore them! Your gut instincts are usually right on and it’s crucial to have a good rapport with the surgeon who will be performing the desired procedures.
Before you go forward with any cosmetic surgery, make sure you are fully aware of details like downtime/recovery time, expected pain, costs and anticipated results.