Are you unhappy with the way you look? If you are the good news is you can now opt for plastic surgery to improve your appearance and confidence. However, before you go under the knife, it is prudent for you to choose the right plastic surgeon who will help you get the desired results!
Dr. Alton Ingram- How do you choose the right plastic surgeon for your needs?
Dr. Alton Ingram is a reputed and well-known cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Nashville in Tennessee. He says that you must take time to choose your plastic surgeon answering him or her the following questions-
1.Are you registered or certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons-
This should be the first question to ask your plastic surgeon before the surgery. He must have the registration and experience needed to safely perform the surgery on you.
2.Ask about the support team-
Your plastic surgeon will not be alone when he or she is performing surgery on you. There will be a support team for assistance. The support team generally should comprise of a nurse, anesthesiologist, nursing staff present in the recovery room etc. You must ask questions about them so that you are assured of the right people being with you during and after the surgery.
3.Where will the surgery be done-
Ask about the venue where your surgery will be performed. Enquire about the facilities available and check whether you would need hospitalization or will be placed in a surgical care center post procedure. Check those facilities if you can.
4.Side effects and risks-
Ask your surgeon about the potential side effects and risks you will face during the surgery. For instance, you might face loss of blood, infection, swelling etc. Find out what the potential side effects are and how you should take care of them.
5.Recovery time after the operation-
Ask your surgeon about the recovery time after the procedure has been performed. It is prudent for you to plan ahead of the surgery well. You would need a recovery time and rest period. The duration however differs from procedure to procedure. Ask these questions in detail to your surgeon and ensure that you give yourself that recovery time and arrange for that time that will put you off work. You may also need home service or people to take care of you while you are recovering. Never rush to get back to work as this might have reverse effects. Always opt for plastic surgery when you have time, he adds.
Dr. Alton Ingram says that it is mandatory for you to discuss the above with your surgeon before you opt for plastic or cosmetic surgery. Ensure you take time and clear all doubts and concerns. A good surgeon will make you feel comfortable and ensure that standard procedures are maintained in a safe way. Plastic surgery will give you good results if you are in the hands of a good surgeon, he says.