The single most important factor that determines the success of your procedure is the choice of doctor. Consider asking the following questions suggested by local and national experts.
*Do you practice cosmetic surgery exclusively?
*Are you certified to perform plastic surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties?
*Are you a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery?
*How long have you been performing the procedure I am considering?
*Do you have hospital privileges to perform the procedure I am considering?
*What if I need a redo or touch-up procedure? Will there be additional charges?
*Can I speak with a patient who has had a similar procedure performed by you?
*Where is the surgery to be performed? Your office? Outpatient surgery center?
*If outpatient surgery center, is the facility accredited by New York State?
*What type of anesthesia will be employed? Will I be unconscious, heavily sedated or completely awake?
*Who will administer the anesthetic?
*What are the complications of this procedure? And how would they be corrected?