4 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Plastic Surgery

If you are planning a plastic surgery procedure in the future, preparation is one of the essential keys to a safe and successful surgery. This begins with your selection of a plastic surgeon and the relationship you develop before heading to the operating room. At Umansky Plastic Surgery, our team wants you to feel comfortable with your doctor, whether Dr. Jeffrey or William Umansky, MD is going to perform your surgery. To that end, we have a few questions to ask your surgeon before you undergo any type of surgical procedure.

Why is this procedure the right one for me?
Find out why your plastic surgeon is recommending a specific surgical procedure. Is it a safe option for you, given your medical history? Will it help you meet your aesthetic goals? When you ask your surgeon for a reason why a particular procedure is recommended, you discover the possible benefits of the surgery for your specific situation, issue and desired outcome.

How many times have you performed this procedure?
Plastic surgeons usually perform a wide range of procedures, allowing them to work with patients with many different needs and concerns. However, this can also mean your surgeon may not be as well-versed in your specific procedure as you would like. Ask how many of the specific procedures the surgeon has performed in the last month or year to get an idea if the experience is sufficient to provide you with the best possible results.

What will my recovery look like?
Recovery from plastic surgery can be challenging if you don’t know what to expect. Patients who are unaware of the stages of the recovery process can be disappointed to find they tend to look worse before they look better. By educating yourself about the recovery process and preparing for it prior to your procedure, you will be able to get through your healing period with knowledge and healthy expectations.

How long will my results last?
Surgical procedures tend to offer long-lasting results. However, factors like age, gravity, sun damage and weight fluctuations can all impact those results over time. Make sure you understand how long you can expect the results of your procedure to last and if there are specific steps you can take to extend those results.

Plastic surgery can be a highly satisfying undertaking, as long as you go into your procedure with the right attitude and preparation. To learn more about preparing for plastic surgery, contact Umansky Plastic Surgery at 858-281-4560.