Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

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Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

So you are considering a plastic surgery procedure but don’t know where to start? Is the thought of finding the right procedure or the right plastic surgeon in Dubai intimidating?  Are you overwhelmed by all the options and don’t know which direction to choose? The right doctor for you will not only help you make the decisions that are best for your body and goals but will do so in a way that makes you feel confident and comfortable putting yourself in their care.

To get the most out of your consultation and treatment, think of your first meeting with the doctor like a first date.  Be excited but do your homework. Before you head to the consultation, research the treatment you have in mind and have a list of questions ready. After all, you will be making a commitment to the doctor and the procedure and you deserve the best of both.

To help you, here is a list of questions you can ask your plastic surgeon:

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

You may have seen a celebrity in Ahlan magazine achieve great results due to a certain treatment or your friend may have been raving about the new Body Shaping machine at the clinic she goes to. Ask if this is the right thing for you.  A good cosmetic surgeon will help you figure out how to best achieve goals that are specific to your body.

How frequently do you perform the procedure(s) I want and what can I expect from you?

Training and expertise in plastic surgery is the bread and butter of accomplished plastic surgeons so ask them about it. It is okay to inquire about your doctor’s qualifications until you are comfortable.  A good doctor will be happy to answer your questions and map out the process to your satisfaction. If you are curious about the end results, and let’s face it, who isn’t…we all want to look like Angelina Jolie, ask. Your doctor will be able to set clear expectations. Ask for before and after pictures.

What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?

It is natural to be concerned about the possible complications of any plastic surgery procedure. Ask your plastic surgeon about the percentage of people in their practice who had complications. If they say none, ask about the risks generally and what chance there is of these occurring. The doctor can inform you of the kind of anesthesia that might be used, if any, and what they will do in case of any unexpected complications.

What will be expected of me before the procedure to ensure the best results?

It is important to know that you are an active part of your treatment and recovery. The procedures you and your plastic surgeon decide on will require you to be responsible for doing your part.  Ask your plastic surgeon about changes you might need to make in y    our lifestyle before the cosmetic procedure? If you are a smoker, for example, can you continue through the process? If you spend every afternoon on the beach under the sun, will that be a problem?

What can I expect after the procedure? How long is the recovery period and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?

Ask the cosmetic surgeon how much of a change you can expect in your normal routine: work, childcare, and exercise. It is important to know what kind of restrictions you can expect depending on how complex a procedure you are considering.  Share any anxieties with the doctor. They can explain alternative options or help you find less invasive procedures that might be more suitable. Make sure to ask them how involved they will be in your recovery and how much you can expect to see them in case you have concerns.

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