3 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Plastic Surgeon To Work With

Posted on: 11 January 2020

Whether you're looking to get a tummy tuck or you want to do some major work on your face, you need to find a reliable plastic surgeon to work with. Asking the right questions when consulting with prospective surgeons should make it easy to determine who to hire. Here are a few important questions to remember asking when consulting with a prospective plastic surgeon:

Do You Have a Portfolio?

While you can expect any plastic surgeon you consult with to have references and photos of their work on the walls in their office, they may not all have actual portfolios for you to look through in the comfort of your own home. So take time to inquire about their portfolio and how you can access it. Don't expect any plastic surgeon to have printed copies of their portfolios just sitting around waiting for you to take home.

But do expect some to offer their portfolios online so you can peruse through their work on your smartphone or computer and compare the work to other plastic surgeons you might be considering hiring. A surgeon you consider hiring may be able to send you PDF files of before and after photos so you can print them at home and get a good idea of what to expect from their work.

Can a Tour Be Scheduled Beforehand?

It's also a good idea to find out whether you can schedule a tour of the operating room before your surgery will take place. This will give you an opportunity to get to know the space and find out what kind of atmosphere you can expect to spend time in while your plastic surgeon is working on you.

You will be able to see how well all of the equipment is being taken care of and how clean the premises is kept with your own eyes before you actually schedule any surgery procedures. And you will have an opportunity to get to know the nurses and other aids who will be working in the operating room along with your plastic surgeon.

Are Long Term Plans Available?

If you want to get a lot of plastic surgery done, you may have to schedule several surgeries throughout the course of several months or even multiple years depending on the extent of the work that will be done. So make sure that the plastic surgeon you hire now is able and willing to sit down and help you create a realistic long term surgery plan to follow. The plan should include general dates for future surgeries, costs for those surgeries, and even recovery plans that will help reduce the amount of time you will have to wait between scheduling surgeries.