The Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

So, you’re considering taking the plunge into the world of cosmetic enhancements? First off, kudos to you for prioritizing yourself and your desires.

Cosmetic surgery is very common. Every year, providers do more than 15 million cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 13 million of those are minimally invasive procedures.

People of all genders and ages get cosmetic surgery.

But, before you get too carried away dreaming about the new you, there are some essential questions you should be asking your potential plastic surgeon. After all, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your body and well-being.

Here Are the Top 5 Questions:

  1. What Are Your Qualifications? With over 6,900 board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., it’s crucial to ensure your chosen one has the right credentials. Are they Board Certified? Where did they receive their training? Our very own Dr. Alexander Villares at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery trained at The Mayo Clinic, setting a high bar for expertise!
  2. How Many Times Have You Performed the Procedure?Experience matters. In 2019, over 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed. A surgeon who’s familiar with a procedure will likely have refined their technique over time. Plus, they’ll have a portfolio of before-and-after photos to showcase their work.
  3. What Does the Recovery Process Look Like? It’s essential to know what to expect post-surgery. Recovery is a significant part of the process. In a recent survey, 73% of patients said that understanding the recovery time influenced their decision to undergo surgery. It’s essential to know what to expect post-surgery. Will you need someone to drive you home? How much downtime is required? What about aftercare? A transparent surgeon will give you a clear roadmap to recovery.
  4. Are There Any Potential Risks or Side Effects? Every surgery, no matter how minor, comes with its set of risks. While complications are rare, with a less than 1% rate for most common procedures, a responsible surgeon will be upfront about potential complications and how they plan to address them should they arise.
  5. What Results Can I Realistically Expect? We all dream of picture-perfect results, but it’s crucial to have realistic expectations. While 92% of patients reported satisfaction with their surgical results in a 2020 survey, it’s crucial to have realistic expectations. A good surgeon will manage your expectations, ensuring you’re both on the same page about the potential outcome.

Remember, your journey with cosmetic surgery is deeply personal. It’s all about feeling more confident and comfortable in your skin. So, arm yourself with these questions, and you’ll be well on your way to making an informed decision.

It’s time to embrace the best version of you! And if you ever need guidance or a friendly chat about your cosmetic aspirations, the doors at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery are always open.