Cosmetic surgery is something to contemplate deeply before jumping into it. You need to know the right questions to ask yourself as well as anyone who you will be interviewing to do the procedures. This article will try to highlight what you need to think about and what you need to know going in.
Prepare yourself for a large range of questions from friends and family before getting any kind of cosmetic surgery. Many people don’t understand or respect the benefits that a cosmetic procedure offer, and they may be initially judgmental. Remain patient with these people and help them to understand why you chose to do this.
Ask about your surgeon’s malpractice insurance. If there happens to be a mistake with your procedure, your surgeon needs to have the insurance to cover the fees to repair the damage they have caused. If your surgeon is not insured, you will want to look for alternative doctors.
Ask your surgeon how many times he, or she has performed the operation you are interested in. Practice makes perfect; you should go to a surgeon who is experienced, and can show you concrete results. A beginner might have better prices, but you should not take any risks. Go to an experienced surgeon.
Go to your state’s Office of Insurance Regulation website, and look up your surgeon’s name. You will have access to records on malpractices, and complaints. Also information on the insurance your surgeon has subscribed to. If this information does not match what your surgeon told you, you should move on.
Be aware that some people lose a lot of blood when having surgery. Of course, bleeding is natural with all sorts of surgery, but the nature of cosmetic work can make it especially troublesome. Bleeding might happen during the procedure or afterwards. If the bleeding is post op, blood can pool underneath the skin and sometimes additional surgery is required. That is why you should always discuss blood loss, bruising and other vascular concerns with your physician, helping you to know what to expect.
You need to feel totally comfortable with any cosmetic surgeon that you decide on.
You need to absolutely trust them and feel at ease when you are having any discussions with them. You are trusting them with your body and potentially your life, so you have to feel at ease when you are with them.
If you can be added to an on call list, you may be able to save a substantial amount of money on your plastic surgery procedure. This means that you would go in for surgery whenever a spot opened up on the doctor’s schedule, like when someone else cancelled. Surgeons may even offer a discount to avoid wasting money from preparation and staff hiring.
You could read book after book and article after article and only scratch the surface of cosmetic surgery, the options, the costs and the complications. This article has tried to showcase some of the more important pieces of the puzzle for you. Keep doing your research and you will be able to make a well-informed decision.