New technology and current practices in the medicine sector allow us to reconstruct our bodies so that we can be satisfied with ourselves. Gone are the days where you had to live with a deformity just because you were born with it. Plastic surgeons give a second chance to having the perfect body one would desire.
There are different reasons one may need to consult a plastic surgeon. If a part of your body is damaged maybe by fire or accident, it is possible to get back the attractive body you once had. People born with malformations such as cleft lips or tuberous breasts can also get the chance to live normal lives by consulting plastic surgeons.
Getting the best result
Every successful plastic surgery story begins with an intensive consultation. The one on one consultation with plastic surgeons before the procedure is critical. This is where you can get to know the risks and complications of the procedure, the right procedure to be taken, the success rate of the procedure among other things.
It is essential to ask as many questions as you please in order for the surgeon to fully understand your requirements. This increases the chances of satisfaction after the surgery. Here are some crucial questions to ask before the procedure.
Is the Plastic Surgery Specialist Qualified?
Ask the surgeon if they are certified in plastic surgery. It seems pretty obvious but do not assume just because one wears a white coat and carries stethoscope, that they are certified. Don't take chances with your body and get the answer before the procedure.
How frequent do you perform this particular procedure
Once you know that he is certified, ask about the frequency he performs that particular surgery. The more frequently he performs it, the more verse he is with the procedure and thus less instances of error.
Anesthesia used and who will administer
Another question to ask is the type of anesthesia used. There is different anesthesia in use and a surgeon chooses the type of anesthesia depending on the nature of the procedure and the patient's needs.
A surgeon can use local anesthesia to keep the patient under sedation. General anesthesia is statistically very safe when administered by a qualified provider. The anesthesia to be used by every patient is unique. The surgeon will have more explanation on which anesthesia to use.
How long till I recover
Be sure to ask about the recovery period. How long will it take for me to recover? How will it be like? This will give you a clear picture of how much time you need to take outside your normal daily activities. The surgeon will also state the infection risks and how to prevent them.
The total cost of the procedure
Lastly, ask the surgeon about the cost of the procedure. This will help you to plan for the procedure. Each patient is unique and the price for every procedure is different. Beware of deals that are too good to be true.
Consult your health insurance company to see if they cover that particular procedure. This can help cut the cost and the lessen procedure's weight.
Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a highly trained cosmetic surgeon, who always puts his customers' needs first. His clients and their desires are top priority. These are a few reasons as to why he is amongst the best in his field.