Are you considering plastic surgery, but feeling overwhelmed with all the research and decisions ahead? You’re not alone—plastic surgery is a significant commitment, both financially and physically.
Before booking your consultation to find out if cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is right for you, it helps to do some thorough research and prepare yourself with questions to make the most of this appointment.
Read on for tips from an experienced Salt Lake City plastic surgeon about what kinds of questions should be asked before going under the knife.
There are a variety of plastic surgery procedures that a plastic surgeon may specialize in. These procedures can include surgical enhancements such as breast augmentation or rhinoplasty, or treatments to correct medical conditions such as cleft lip or scarring.
It is important to consult with a specialist to find out which procedures they are qualified to perform, and whether they have experience in the specific surgery you are interested in.
The surgeon’s experience with the procedure you are interested in is important to consider when making your decision. Make sure to ask the surgeon how many of these procedures they have performed and what their success rate is.
You also want to be sure that the surgeon has experience with the specific procedure you are interested in. If they don’t, they may not be the best person to perform your surgery.
Online reviews are an invaluable tool in this regard.
There are potential risks and complications associated with surgery.
Although most cosmetic procedures are considered “minimally risky” compared to other surgical procedures, it’s important to discuss all of the risks and complications with your surgeon before scheduling an appointment.
Typically, surgery will last around two hours. However, that may vary depending on the specific surgery that is being performed. Recovery time is also dependent on the surgery, but generally patients can expect to be back to their regular routine within four to six weeks.
The cost of plastic surgery can vary greatly depending on the procedure being performed, but in general it’s not as expensive as many patients think.
While there are some procedures that may be covered by insurance, many cosmetic surgeries are not and therefore must be paid for out-of-pocket.
Anesthesia is a medication used to put a person to sleep for surgery. It is a safe and common procedure, but like any medical procedure, there are risks associated with it.
However, the risk of these problems happening is very small, and the benefits of anesthesia typically outweigh the risks.
Certification is important for surgeons because it ensures that they have the necessary skills and training to perform a surgery. Board certification is given by a private organization, and the surgeon must meet specific requirements in order to be certified. In order to maintain certification, surgeons must complete continuing education requirements.
Hospital privileges are also important for surgeons. This means that the surgeon is allowed to perform surgeries at a specific hospital. The hospital may require that the surgeon be board certified in order to have privileges there.
Luckily, Dr. Jones performs his procedures at our own Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center — so you won’t have to worry about visiting unfamiliar hospitals for your procedure.
Dr. Jones is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. At your consultation, he will be able to answer all of these questions and more so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not surgery is right for you. Contact us today, and let’s get started.
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