What questions to ask in the Plastic Surgery assessment consultation?

The first appointment or evaluation appointment for plastic surgery can be just as exciting as the day of the procedure, it is for this reason that it is recommended to be prepared for this moment. The first thing you should know is that each consultation is different and that it can be in person, however, thanks to the advancement of technology, it can also be carried out online.

Although each consultation is different, usually 45 to 60 minutes are available for this, the ideal is that you arrive prepared, knowing essential words of this specialty and with a list of questions, doubts or objectives. This will give the surgeon clarity of what you want with this surgery and will allow him from the beginning, to explain the possible results.

Here is a suggested general question guide for your query:

  • How do I know if I am a candidate for surgery?

  • What are the risks and possible surgical complications?

  • What laboratory tests should I have?

  • How many and what procedures can be combined?

  • What are the recommended procedures for me?

  • How long does recovery take?

  • What are the pre and postoperative care?

  • Do I need postoperative therapies?

  • How long do you see the final results?

  • How and how large will the scars be?

  • How long does it take for wounds to heal?

Also, you can ask questions about the procedures specifically:

  • What parts of the body does a 360 liposuction include?

  • How many liters of fat can be removed with liposuction?

  • What type of abdominoplasty is recommended for me?

  • What are the breast implants options for me? How long will they last?

  • How much fat can be transferred to the hips and buttocks?

Remember to take your time, it is your body, I hope this small guide and information will be useful and you will achieve the connection you are looking for with the surgeon, in your evaluation consultation!

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