As a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I perform cosmetic surgeries for my patients on a daily basis. However, one of the most important steps that occurs before a person ever undergoes surgery is the initial consultation. During the consultation, I listen to the patient’s questions and concerns, and I educate my patients on the aging process. I then explain where they are in the aging process and then I give them all of the treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. I encourage them to ask me any questions they might have about the procedures, so that they have a clear understanding. I find this places patients at ease as they know what to expect in regards to the process and anticipated goals.
If you’re seeking the help of a facial plastic surgeon, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the important questions to ask.
1. Are my ideal results realistic?
Being a facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, I know that having realistic goals is one of the most important steps in achieving my patient’s goals. I aim to provide my patients with results that are both realistic and natural through creating facial harmony and balance. Understand the realistic final results is an integral step in moving forward with the surgical process.
2. Can I look at your before and after pictures?
Viewing a surgeons before and after images relating to the procedure you’re seeking will help you get a better idea of the kinds of results they’ve produced in the past, and whether or not you feel their skills would be a good match for you.
3. What will recovery be like following my procedure?
This, of course, varies depending on which type of cosmetic surgery you’ll be undergoing. A recovery for a facelift differs from that of a rhinoplasty, and vice versa. However, depending on your personal schedule and life activities, it’s important to understand what your unique recovery will be like so that necessary arrangements can be made. I tend to overestimate the recovery process with my patients as I prefer them to plan on taking more time than needed instead of having to go back to their life/work when they are not ready.
4. What are the risks that come along with facial plastic surgery?
All procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, have risks. At my practice, I tell my patients that having your cosmetic procedure performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon reduces risks, and if a complication occurs, I am capable to treat it in a prompt and proper fashion.
5. Are you an experienced facial plastic surgeon?
Lastly, making sure that your surgeon is experienced is important. I would check to see if your surgeon is fellowship trained and board certified in a related facial plastic surgery field. I am a board certified head and neck surgeon who completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which means that my understanding of the face and facial aesthetics is solely focused on the face and neck. This allows me to provide a unique and experienced service to my patients.
Contact Carolina Facial Plastics Today
If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you achieve your aesthetic goals for a natural and refreshed appearance, I encourage you to contact my office today to schedule your initial consultation. Taking the time to listen to patients and fully understand exactly what they’re seeking is a point of pride for myself. To schedule your initial consultation at my practice in Charlotte today, please call (704) 842-3644. As a board certified head and neck surgeon with a special knowledge in facial plastic surgery, I have a unique knowledge and background in helping my patients look natural through creating facial balance.
To schedule your appointment today, please contact Carolina Facial Plastics.