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Common questions you should ask every surgeon

Are you a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?

What is your specialty?

How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?

Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?

Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?

Would you consider me a good candidate for this procedure?

Where and how will you perform my procedure?

Which surgical technique would suit me best?

How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?

What are the potential risks and complications associated with this procedure?

How are complications handled?

What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my procedure?

Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are realistic for me?

How many procedures of this type have you performed?

What will be expected of me to get the best results?

What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site are recommended for me?

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