Before you head in for some life changing plastic surgery, it helps to have a discussion with your surgeon as to what you’re looking to get out of your surgery and what you can expect from the experience. Questions to ask your plastic surgeon can range from simple questions about your recovery time to an in-depth discussion as to the changes that you can expect from your procedure.
But regardless of what questions you decide to ask your plastic surgeon, the time to get answers is before your procedure, not after. The consultation is an opportunity for you to get to know both your surgeon and the procedure you’ll be getting, and it’s your plastic surgeon and their staff that will be able to give you the best and most appropriate answers to your questions, whatever they may be. Sure, you could ask friends, relatives and even the internet, but you’ll likely get answers that relate to their procedures and their bodies, not yours.
Before you can ask questions of your plastic surgeon, however, you’ll have to decide on a surgeon. Visiting with and talking to a few plastic surgeons can give you an idea if the procedure (and surgeon!) are right for you, as well as any other questions you may have. In that sense it can help to book more than one plastic surgery consultation, and while it may mean spending more time up front, it’ll help you get the most out of the experience by ensuring that you’re comfortable with all aspects of the procedure before you head in on the big day.
It’s important to show up to the initial consultation with questions. Whether you’ve researched the procedure up front or you’re heading in with a minimal amount of knowledge, the consultation is designed to make you feel at ease and develop your knowledge about the procedure. Your surgeon will walk you through what to expect before, during and after the procedure, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions of your plastic surgeon during this informative meeting.
But prior to discussing the procedure, you may want to ask about your surgeon’s board certifications, which indicates whether or not they’re actually qualified to perform the procedure. You may also want to ask whether they have hospital privileges or if you can speak to prior patients about their experience. Once you’ve identified the right fit, then you can take the next step of arranging an in-person consultation to discuss your precise needs and how plastic surgery will be able to help you meet those goals.
A mommy makeover is a collection of plastic surgery procedures that are intended to transform a woman’s body. However, before you jump right in with a bundle of procedures, you may want to discuss your options with your surgeon. As the resident expert, they’ll be able to help you determine which procedures would be best for you at this time, as well as if you may want to wait on certain procedures if, for example, you’re pregnant or considering becoming pregnant.
Questions like, “What procedures do you recommend for me?” or “Have you performed these procedures before?” are great to ask in that initial consultation.
If you have your heart set on a particular procedure, such as a breast augmentation, it can help to have questions ready to ask your plastic surgeon before you head in on the big day. Before and after photos can help you understand what kind of aesthetic your plastic surgeon has in mind, and it can also give you a chance to discuss your preferences so that you and your surgeon are on the same page. If, for example, you want to increase fullness rather than volume, it’s crucial that your surgeon knows this.
Questions like, “Do you have before and after photos?” and “Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?” are good questions to ask your surgeon.
If you’re interested in a tummy tuck to help you reign in that excess fat and bulge in the mid-section, you may be thinking more about how you’ll look after the procedure. But important issues such as recovery time and the cost breakdown could be serious concerns. Additionally, there may be things that you’ll be asked to do prior to the procedure, and you won’t want to accidentally overlook any of those important aspects. You’ll likely be given materials to read through at home, but if you’re not one to diligently comb over them, you may want to review everything with your surgeon up front.
Questions like, “What is the cost breakdown of the procedure?” or “What do I need to do before the procedure?” are excellent questions to ask. There may also be pre-op appointments to draw blood and run various tests, so don’t forget to ask about those, too.
A breast reconstruction can give women a new lease on life after a medical scare. Not only can that help with your confidence, but it can also be a way to return to life better than ever. But questions to ask your plastic surgeon still exist. Those having a breast reconstruction may be less interested in the results and more interested in the safety of it all. That can make it a good idea to ask questions about anesthesia, protocol if there happens to be a problem during the procedure and whether the procedure is performed as an out-patient procedure or in a hospital.
Questions like, “Where will this procedure be performed?” or “What happens if there are problems during the procedure?” are ideal questions to ask your plastic surgeon before a breast reconstruction.
Here at the Quinn Plastic Surgery Center, we’ll help bring out the best in your body. We’re conveniently located to serve the areas of Kansas City and Overland Park with personal care and exceptional results. Our resident plastic surgeon, Dr. John Michael Quinn, has three decades of experience performing plastic surgery procedures on patients of all ages and body types, and we’ll bring all our expertise and know-how to help you achieve the results you’ve always dreamed of. Learn more about our practice or contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.
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