Get to Know Your PhysicianYour surgeon should clearly explain his or her credentials, education, training and experience. Also ask about your surgeon's background.
Honest DiscussionA clear understanding of the process, from scheduling the procedure through post-surgery recovery, will help you make a more informed decision. During your initial consultation, your surgeon should ask you about your concerns and motivations for pursuing surgery and explain reasonable expectations for the procedure outcome. The surgeon will use images and diagrams to facilitate communication.
Clinical ExamThe surgeon's exam consists of measuring and, depending on the procedure, rules out masses or other pathology. A registered nurse is present throughout the exam and will complete the consultation by taking photos of the intended surgical site. These will be used to track your results and sent home with you after the procedure.
Post-ConsultationThe surgeon’s exam consistent of a clinical exam of the surgical area of concern. She will review pricing and options, and schedule procedures.
Things to Consider
Cosmetic surgery and aesthetic services can help improve your appearance, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Before any surgical or aesthetic procedure, make sure you are informed about facility safety regulations and staff license and certifications.
Safe operating rooms must be accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), like the onsite surgical suite at our Roanoke office.
At our facility, anesthesia is administered by a board-certified or board-eligible anesthesiologist.
Plastic surgeons who complete 6-8 years of specialized training after medical school and pass written and oral exams are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Our surgeons have privileges to perform the same procedure at a local hospital and have the ability to admit patients to that hospital in the event of an emergency.
Top Questions to Ask During a Consultation
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