Get to Know Your Physician
Your surgeon should clearly explain his or her credentials, education, training and experience. Also ask about your surgeon's background.
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.
Theexam 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.
All patients will meet with the cosmetic coordinator after their consultation with the surgeon. 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).
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.