No matter what cosmetic surgical procedure you’re interested in, it’s important to start by consulting your doctor. This personal meeting lets you ask questions, establish your needs, and reduce nerves before the actual surgery. To get the most out of your consultation, you should be well-informed and clear about what you are looking for. Here is how you can prepare.
Do Your Research
Researching your cosmetic procedure can help answer the questions you may have about the surgery, such as whether or not you’re the right candidate or whether there are any risks involved. This research will also let you know if there are any steps you need to take to prepare — for example, a breast augmentation may require wearing certain clothing. If you come across anything that concerns you, your consultation can help alleviate those worries.
Schedule Your Appointment
An important part of your consultation is scheduling your appointment. Be sure to inquire about the expected recovery time so that you can plan properly. For instance, if the surgery requires plenty of rest, you may want to schedule it on a weekend or when you are off from work.
Gather Reference Photos
It’s important to share your expectations and hopes with your plastic surgeon before undergoing the procedure. You can do this by gathering reference photos or photographs of what you want the outcome to look like. Of course, these pictures should be similar to your natural shape. While a surgeon cannot 100% emulate another look, communicating your needs can help them establish what you are looking for and give you a clear view of what to expect.
Evaluate Your Plastic Surgeon
During your consultation, it’s essential that you feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon. Do they listen to your concerns? Have they answered all of your questions efficiently? Ultimately, you need a plastic surgeon that you can trust.
At Gabay & Gottlieb, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Gabay and Dr. Gottlieb, have over 17 years of experience in providing high-quality, safe, and personalized surgical care. We offer several cosmetic surgeries, including liposuctions, BBL surgeries, tummy tucks, and breast lifts in Philadelphia.
Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.