Questions You Should Be Asking Your Plastic Surgeon

So you can be better prepared for your consultation, we have put together a list of crucial plastic surgery questions you will want to ask your surgeon before you have your surgery.

What makes you qualified to administer this procedure?

It is essential that you know what exactly qualifies a surgeon to administer the procedure you want to undergo. One of the first questions you should ask any surgeon if he or she is “Board-certified” in plastic surgery. Another important question is to ask if they specialise in the procedure your interested in having. Which brings us to this next question.

How many similar surgical procedures have you performed?

On top of knowing what your surgeon’s credentials are, you should also know how many times he/she has administered your plastic surgery procedure. Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is one way to ensure proper results.

What do I need to do to prepare for surgery?

Several types of surgeries require that you lose weight, stop smoking and limit certain foods you eat before your surgery. Ensure that you talk to your plastic surgeon about any pre-existing conditions or allergies you may have. You should also mention any supplements, over-the-counter drugs you’re taking too.

What are the risks?

There are associated risks involved with every type of plastic surgery. Weigh the benefits of the procedure against the risks of side effects and complications prior to making your decision.

What happens if I experience complications or some of the side effects?

Like with all surgeries, there are some complications and side effects, that are easier to manage than others. Talk to your surgeon about what your chances of experiencing the associated risks are.

How long will recovery take?

Some surgeries take way longer than others to recover from. Always talk to your surgeon about how you should expect to feel after surgery and how long it will take to heal. Your surgeon will tell you what arrangements you will need to make to help you during your recovery time.

Will I be able to go to work after surgery?

The recovery time of your surgery really depends on various things including your overall health, the nature of the procedure and length of the surgery as well as what kind of work you will be going back to.  To ensure that you won't slow down your recovery time, talk to cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr Magnusson or another experienced and qualified cosmetic plastic surgeon about all of the things you may or may not be able to do following your surgery.