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QUESTION TO ASK

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What questions should you ask  plastic surgeon about your surgery?

Use this checklist as a guide during your operation consultation:

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  • Were you specifically trained in the field of plastic surgery?

  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?

  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?

  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?

  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?

  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?

  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?

  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?

  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?

  • How are complications handled?

  • How can I expect my stomach to look over time? After pregnancy?

  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my operation?

  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?