Cosmetic Surgery Consultation Questions

7 Important Questions to Ask at Any Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

The success of your cosmetic procedure begins with the success of your cosmetic surgery consultation. The first step to achieving your cosmetic goals is being prepared for the initial one-on-one conversation with your doctor.

Knowing what questions to ask beforehand will bring you better results, both before and after the surgery.

There is no limit to the number of questions you can and should ask regarding your personal situation, but there are a few key questions that everyone should ask to get the most out of their cosmetic surgery consultation. Knowing the answers to these “7” important questions will help you feel confident about choosing the right procedure with the right doctor.

  1. 7 Consultation questions to askIs the doctor Board Certified?Make sure the physician is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
  2. How many operations has the doctor completed and completed successfully?Ask about the amount of experience the doctor has had with the particular surgery you are interested in. Have they come across any significant problems or risks you should be aware of? Or, have they done the procedure countless times with no major setbacks?
  3. What procedure does the doctor recommend for your particular situation/lifestyle?Let the doctor know what you are looking for and ask what he or she recommends will be the best possible option. Discuss your lifestyle and the goals you have and work together to find a procedure that will match up with your needs.
  4. Can I talk to previous patients about the surgery?Hearing the perspective of other patients who underwent the same procedure you are interested in can help you decide if the procedure is right for you. If you find that most patients were satisfied with the quality of the doctor’s work, it is likely you will experience similar results.
  5. Can I see before and after photos of previous operations?Listening to other patients’ stories is important, but seeing the physical results of their previous operations is essential. Looking at before and after photos will help you create an image in your head of what to expect with your own personal procedure.
  6. What is the total cost of time and money?Figure out what the average overall cost of the procedure will be, including any additional fees such as lab tests, anesthesia, operating room expenses, supplies, etc.Also, figure out how much of your personal time and effort is required throughout the process. Do you need to prepare in advance? How much time will it take you to recover and return to normal day-to-day activities?
  7. What happens after the surgery? Follow up?After you have gone through the surgery, it is important to keep in contact with your doctor to ensure everything went smoothly. Ask the doctor if they are readily available to you after surgery incase you have any follow up questions or concerns.

During your consultation, the most important thing it is that you feel comfortable and well-informed. If you are having even the slightest doubts, you may want to look elsewhere for another consultation.

CG Cosmetic offers free consultations for patients who want to find out more about specific procedures. Their board-certified surgeons are prepared to speak with patients about any questions or concerns they may have.

Take the first step in achieving your cosmetic goals by signing up for a free consultation today.

Benefits to a Chemical Peel

Benefits to a Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel - before and afterOne of the areas most commonly worked on at CG Cosmetic is a patient’s face.  Your face is the first thing anyone notices about you, and it receives the most damage over the years.  Your face sees the most sunlight, not to mention all of the makeup and chemicals women put on daily.  This damage can cause you too look much older than you actually are.  CG Cosmetic offers professional chemical peels for those looking to refresh their skin and bring a youthful soft appearance to their face.  Chemical Peels are an extremely popular cosmetic procedure and can provide a customer with great results.

Chemical peels are performed by professionals at CG Cosmetic.  A chemical solution is applied to a patient’s face that then soaks into their skin.  Over time (the amount of time depends on which peel is right for your skin type) the chemicals will slough off dead skin, in order to encourage new skin to grow.  With newer skin growing in the place of older skin your face becomes rejuvenated and fresh. There are different types and intensities of chemical peels, so it is important to consider how each would react with your skin .

CG Cosmetic can use a chemical peel to improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and even wrinkles on a patient’s face. The results of your chemical peel are dependant which chemical peel is right for your skin. The deeper the peel the more noticeable the results, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s skin can handle the deep peel. Patients should be aware of the risks and side effects to chemical peels and discuss with one of our surgeons during a free consultation.

If you think a chemical peel might be right for you, give us a call at 305-446-7277 to talk to a doctor who can go over the procedure with you.