Are you looking for a great surgeon to do a plastic surgery procedure on you? If so your search needs to be guided by research and inquiries. To save your time, get references from people you know and make a shortlist from the same. You can then scrutinize each candidate on the list as you search for the one that will meet your standards. It is during the interviews that you need to be well armed with questions for your surgeon to be to answer. Discussed by Dr Leonard Hochstein in this guide are four critical sections that you can base your questions on and have them answer before you end your search.
A sample of before and after pictures
All surgeons have to take pride in their work and that is the reasons haring some of the pictures of what they have done should not be a tough quest to satisfy. The pictures taken before a procedure and after the procedure will be the example of the kind of services you should expect from your surgeon of choice. Many surgeons will even share the contacts of some of their past clients to discuss with you the experiences they had and whether or not you can trust in the surgeon that did the procedure for them. This form of research also eliminates the possibility of hiring scammers or the wrong surgeon for the procedure.
What is their success rate?
The best way to be ready for any form of surgery is have confidence in your surgeon. You should be assured that you will not only get what you need but also come out of the procedure safely. To determine that check out their portfolio for the number of jobs or operations that they have done before. You can only choose the surgeon who has the most successful cases and minimum failure based on what their portfolio and testimonials’ page portrays.
What is their emergency response plan?
Even with the most qualified surgeons, there are still chances for complications arising during the procedure. The doctor has to take you through the potential cases you are likely to face during your operation and highlight the preventive mechanisms they have in place for curbing them in case they surface. It not only gives you peace of mind before the procedure but also helps you make the right decision of which surgeon to choose. A great emergency response plan including ambulance services to bigger health facilities might be the difference that saves a life during critical surgeries.
How long should the recovery take?
Surgeries regardless of where they are done need to be treated with care and caution for better recovery. Incisions can easily get damaged by ignoring the care instructions that you will be given by your doctor. The doctor must also prepare you mentally for the amount of time you need for full recovery. This in turns prepares you for taking a break from several activities like working out and heavy house chores. You can also arrange for hired assistance to help you the period that your surgical wounds are healing up.