The decision to have any form of surgery should be one that you come to after careful consideration. If you woke up this morning and thought “I think I’ll get a nose job,”, then this isn’t the best decision for you. Take the time to read articles like this one to find out more about your options and complications of plastic surgery.
Compare prices among different surgeons. Don’t immediately go for the cheapest price; find out what makes up the different costs. Often, the best surgeons charge the most, but assume that is always the case. You can often find a reasonably priced surgeon who does good work if you take the time to look.
Be sure to ask if your surgeon is carrying malpractice insurance. If a problem arises, such coverage will help to ensure that you get the compensation you need. Never visit a surgeon without proper insurance. They may not be able to afford a good policy due to high rates based on past problems.
The cost of your surgery should always be negotiated with your doctor. Talk about when final payment is due, and also discuss any options you have related to making your payments on a schedule. Come to an agreement with the surgeon regarding the costs associated with your procedure.
Before you see a doctor, decide what exactly you want done. Never go into a consultation without knowing precisely what you want done, because a doctor may try to convince you that you need another work done. Have a crystal clear picture in your head of what you expect, and share that with the physician during your consultation.
To ensure you get a good surgeon, ask where your surgeon has hospital privileges. Many surgeons practice from outpatient clinics instead of hospitals. Hospital privileges can still help potential patients determine the surgeon’s credentials. Hospitals will do background checks against the surgeon’s certifications, and malpractice history. Surgeons without hospital privileges need to have a good explanation for this lack.
Be sure to thoroughly check the qualification of your prospective surgeon. You need to research their background, education, qualifications, and disciplinary history. They have to be licensed in your area. Furthermore, be wary of doctors wanting to do complex procedure and are not surgeons. That could be a very risky gamble with your life.
You may want to join a support group and attend meeting both before and after your cosmetic procedures. These groups will help you get an idea of what to expect after your procedure and will allow you to speak with others who have had the procedure done before. These groups meet in many areas around the country.
Do not be afraid to ask your plastic surgeon anything you want to ask. Many people feel that their questions are silly, and refrain from asking them. As a patient, it is your right to know everything that is going on with your health. No matter what it is, ask your plastic surgeon!
As you can see, there is a lot going on here. There are so many different procedures, techniques, doctors, costs, recoveries and complication possibilities. Take your time to do a lot of careful thinking about this matter. This article is a jumping point for your own internal dialogue and decision-making process.