What Questions Should You Ask Your Plastic Surgeon?

When visiting our office near Detroit, Michigan, you may have many questions or concerns about your upcoming cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. The most important thing you should consider before visiting a plastic surgeon is to find out whether he is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Sabbagh. Board certification indicates that the doctor (like Dr. Sabbagh) has completed an accredited residency in plastic surgery, which includes surgery of the face and body. This also includes training in aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery.

What hospitals does the plastic surgeon have privileges at?

An important question to ask when visiting your plastic surgeon. Although complications from cosmetic procedures are rare, if they occur and the patient requires hospitalization, you should make sure that your plastic surgeon can manage these complications in a hospital.

What area of plastic surgery do you specialize in?

Asking what plastic surgery procedures he or she specializes in is important if you are looking for a particular procedure. Most plastic surgeons will not subspecialized into one area because it may become limiting. Some plastic surgeons specialize in more reconstructive procedures and may not perform cosmetic procedures. If you are looking for cosmetic procedure, then a plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face and body should be sought out.

Specific Procedure Questions

Questions about your desired procedures may include a detailed description of the procedure, complications associated with the surgery, and the expected recovery time. You may also ask how many procedures the plastic surgeon has performed. For example, if you desire a facelift, asking how many facelifts he performs in a year may enhance your trust for that surgeon.

After your consultation, you should feel completely comfortable and confident that your plastic surgeon is skilled in the field and an expert on the procedure you’re interested in. If you have any questions or concerns about a specific procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

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