Before seeking a suitable plastic surgeon for their needs, it is an astute idea for patients to create a checklist of questions. Such a checklist can enable them to choose the right surgeon.
It is quite understandable that patients want to work with a cosmetic surgery expert with the right background and experience, likely an ABPS board certified plastic surgeon.
At the same time, the patient will also want to choose a surgeon whose fee is within their budget. In addition, patients need to understand their personal traits and bedside manner as well.
Are they seeking a friendly and approachable surgeon or one with a clinical and business-like disposition? Would the patient feel at ease with a plastic surgeon who provides guidance on the most appropriate procedures for them or one who takes their lead and does exactly as asked?
Before consulting a surgeon, it is vital to evaluate these factors to avoid being too influenced by that surgeon’s individual style. The patient should assess how they would want their potential surgeon to answer the below-mentioned questions. These questions will enable them to understand which surgeon is most appropriate for their specific needs.
Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzales, provides cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.
Choosing an Appropriate Surgeon: Questions to Ask
- What are your qualifications, experience, and professional certifications?
- What number of years of experience do you have in the field of plastic surgery?
- Is it possible to view examples of your previous work?
- What procedure do you recommend to accomplish my cosmetic goals?
- Is a particular procedure appropriate for me? If not, what options do you recommend for me?
- In case I am not satisfied with the final outcomes of my procedure, what recourse do I have?
Conduct Your Research
Besides spending time undergoing the surgical procedure itself, the patient will also need to devote time to heal from it. Patients should also spend sufficient time in performing research on the procedure and the surgeon’s credentials beforehand, apart from the time spent in the actual surgery and recovery processes.
They should be meticulous and well-prepared as undergoing surgery is a major decision. In fact, they should try to derive the most value from their consultation with the plastic surgeon to ensure that their decision is the right one.
It is possible to personalize most plastic surgery procedures to the requirements of the patient. A skilled surgeon will carefully assess the unique anatomy and cosmetic goals of the patient to create a customized surgical plan.
They will try to develop aesthetically attractive outcomes in a comprehensive and integrative manner. An experienced surgeon will use common incisions wherever they can during the procedure.
Their objective is to reduce the number and size of incisions, place incisions in inconspicuous areas to minimize any scarring, and reduce the downtime and risks for the patient. Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to the patient to decrease the level of invasiveness.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.