Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon
  1. Is the plastic surgeon an APSI Member Surgeon? (If he or she answers “yes,” you can rest assured that your surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery)
  2. Has the plastic surgeon completed Mch(Plastic Surgery)/ DNB (Plastic Surgery)
  3. Does the plastic surgeon have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  4. Is the surgical facility accredited?
  5. How many procedures of this type has the plastic surgeon performed?
Questions to Ask Your APSI Member Surgeon During Your Consultation
It’s important to talk to your APSI Member Surgeon about your goals and your treatment. Feel confident asking about your doctor’s credentials, experience, outcomes or safety record. It is your body, your safety and your life.
  1. Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  2. What will be expected of me to get optimal results?
  3. What are the risks involved with my procedure?
  4. How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  5. Will I need to take time off work? If so, how long?
During the consultation, your plastic surgeon should:
  • Answer all of your questions thoroughly and clearly.
  • Ask about your thoughts to recommended treatment.
  • Offer alternatives, where appropriate, without pressuring you to consider unneeded or additional procedures.
  • Welcome questions about your procedure and his or her professional qualifications, experience, costs and payment policies.
  • Make clear the risks of surgery and possible outcomes.
  • Give you information about the procedure you want.
  • Leave the final decision to you.
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