Cosmetic surgery is a big decision. Once you’ve decided what procedure you want to have, it’s time to do your research on a cosmetic surgeon. Having all the information about the doctor and procedure before you enter surgery is crucial. Below, we’ve compiled a list to help you choose the best cosmetic surgeon.
Look for a Surgeon Who is Board Certified
A board-certified doctor means they have the experience in a particular field that sets them apart from the rest. It takes a lot to become board-certified. To comply, doctors must complete three to five years of training in general surgery and minimum of two to three years of training in plastic surgery. Additionally, they must take written and oral tests and undergo continuous education. Choosing a board-certified doctor confirms your doctor will be up-to-date with the latest techniques and procedures to give you the best results possible.
They Have Completed the Procedure You Want
Every cosmetic surgeon is going to have experience in various procedures, but often they also have a specialty. Completing a breast augmentation isn’t the same as a Brazilian Butt Lift. When you are looking for the right doctor, confirm they have experience doing the procedure you are most interested in and ask for before and after images to see the results.
There is Access to an Operating Facility
Your health and safety revolve around the conditions of the operating facility. Both the anesthetist and quality of the room contribute highly to your outcome, so make sure you ask plenty of questions about it. First, ask where they perform the surgery. Some have operating rooms onsite others work in conjunction with a hospital. Either way, the facility should be accredited. Accreditation means it has a life support system on the off-chance something happened. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO operating facility certification.
They Produce the Results You Want
We already mentioned before and after photos as a great way to ensure the surgeon has experience. But, you can use these photos to confirm they also have similar aesthetics to what you want to achieve. Cosmetic surgery produces permanent results, and you want to be happy with what you get. Take the time to look through previous images. Ideally, your cosmetic surgeon will also have testimonials online to get a better idea about who they are what service they offer.
You Feel a Connection with Your Doctor and Nurses
Depending on the surgery, you will spend a decent amount of time pre and post-op with your doctor and nurses. You will want to trust your surgeon and the staff to give you the care you need. A personal connection will help you feel comfortable in their care. That’s why consultations are significant. It’s the opportunity to speak and ask all the questions you need to about the procedure and to understand whether or not you will work well together.
It can be overwhelming when you step into your consultation. Preparation is critical, so we’ve put together a few questions you can ask:
1. How many years of experience do you have in the procedure I want?
2. Would you suggest an alternative?
3. What do I need to do before the treatment to get the best results?
4. What are the risks associated with this particular surgery?
5. What is the recovery period?
6. Do I need more than one procedure to get the results I want?
Marvel Cosmetic Surgery has become one of the most recognized names for cosmetic surgery in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. We offer patients undivided attention and are proud to provide surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions to patients throughout the Middle Tennessee area.
Schedule your consultation by calling 615-205-9771 today!