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Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Questions compiled by Eve Becker as suggested to her by Dr. Gregory Dumanian and Dr. David Song

 

• Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

• What procedures do you specialize in?

• Why is this procedure the best one for me, rather than a similar one?

• What is a realistic expectation regarding the outcome of the surgery?

• How many procedures of this type have you performed?

• What is your complication rate with this procedure?

• What are the most common complications or side effects?

• What are my options for anesthesia?

• How much physical pain can I expect from the procedure?

• When can I resume normal activities, and when can I go back to work?

• Can I see before-and-after pictures for three months, six months and one year after the procedure for patients on whom you have performed this procedure?

• Will I receive, in written form, a breakdown of the costs for cosmetic procedures?

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