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10 Most Important Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon Before Getting a Procedure-3745677350001

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As you ask these 10 question I assure you, you are gonna get information that can be helpful to in making your decision. So, what are those questions?

Ask the doctor how long they have been performing the treatment that you are interested in? How long they have been doing? Do they just start doing it or they have been doing it for a decade? Experience is probably the number one indication that this person or this doctor or this provider is competent in doing the procedures.

Do the hospital privileges performing the procedure?

If a doctor's hospital privileges performing that procedure that means that a group of their peers have signed off that they are competent and qualified to perform that procedure.

How often do you perform the treatment I'm interested in? Do you do it once a week? Do you do it twice a week? Do you do it 10 times a month or do you do it just once a year? It's a really good question to ask and doctors should be ask with you and tell you how often he or she does it.

How many treatments are needed?

Sometimes patients maybe confused they think the only treatment is needed. Sometimes it relays your procedures you might need two or three treatments, you don't know how many treatments are gonna be necessary and make sure you ask your physician that.

If considering a new treatment or device how long is that treatment or device been around for it? Is it brand new or is it just discovered last week?

You wanna be the Ginny pig or the first person for a new laser or a new treatment regiment. So, ask about it and sometimes it might be better to way a little bit before trying this new treatment.

Can I see before and after photos?

Most physicians have before and after photos, most patients who are thrill to the procedures don't have much reform allowing the physician to use those photos to help educate other patients who are nervous. So, if a doctor has a lot of experience they should have some before and after photos to be able to show you.

Can I speak with individuals who had had this treatment done?

Once again, if these doctors got a lot of experience then he or she should have many patients out there who are abdicates, who are happy with the procedure, or even some who maybe more realistic about what to expect and to grab opportunity for person who is interested on procedure to ask another patient what they can expect because they can identify with what that person went through. Sometimes a physician or physician staff may not be completely sensitive to the questions that person who is thinking about the procedure you might have.

What are the possible complications?

Every surgical procedure, every cosmetic procedure, every medical procedure has a complication. It's just the way it is, you have to ask about it. Now, fortunately, most risks or complications are incredibly rare but the student physician, the carrying physician, the physician you wanna take care of you should be able to notice when something is not going entirely right and if that happens it's important they act fast and they steer you back onto a path so that you can get your ultimate outcome.

So, complications can occur, what are they and has that physician ever seen them, have they ever seen them, and how do they manage them? So, always ask that questions and important question your doctor has the responsibility to tell you what those complications are and how to treat them.

Who performs the treatments?

Does the doctor perform it or is the doctor give it to a student, a nurse practitioner, a PA, who is doing the procedure? I think it's very important that if you are choosing a doctor you want them to be the one that does the procedure and make sure it does clear before you are going through the procedure.

Is the doctor board certified?

And that's the question that comes up a lot. The board certification by itself does not automatically give the stamp of approval this doctor is the best doctor for you. Because you are a board certified it means that you are board certified and do many procedures, I'm board certified I do your inter ear brain surgery but I don't do that I haven't done that in 15 years, I did as resident training, it doesn't mean I should be doing that on you, I wouldn't do that on you.

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10 Most Important Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon Before Getting a Procedure

Dr Steven Dayan walks us through 10 of the most important questions to ask a plastic surgeon when you're deciding who should perform your surgery.