What Kind of Questions Should I Ask During My Consultation?

  • Where and when did you get your medical training?
  • Are you board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • In what specialty are you certified?
  • Do you routinely perform the procedure I want?
  • What surgical techniques will be used?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • How much pain is involved?
  • What are the risks and complications?
  • How long will the effects of the procedure last?
  • Is the anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist who stays during the surgery?
  • Will I be staying in the hospital or is this outpatient surgery?
  • At which hospital(s) do you have privileges to perform the procedure I’m considering?
  • Do you have malpractice insurance?
  • Are you a member of any medical societies? Which?
  • Is financing available?

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