Once you’ve made the big decision to undergo plastic surgery, it can be easy to breeze through the next steps. The thought of a “new you” can be exciting, distracting, and a little bit stressful. But doing your due diligence on the front end, will make the outcome even better. The most important aspect of a successful surgery is the plastic surgeon. Choosing a plastic surgeon is not a simple task and thoughtful research is key.
Here are three important questions to ask before you choose your plastic surgeon in Tennessee.
- Is my surgeon board-certified?
This is question number one for a reason. Choosing a board certified surgeon will make a world of difference. Also, not all certifications are created equal. Make sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. ABPS certification is about more than acing a test, it’s about achieving a high-level of specialized training. Read more about the benefits of a board-certified plastic surgeon here.
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
The decision to have plastic surgery is not as simple as checking a few boxes on a form. Every patient is unique and has his or her own motivations for plastic surgery. Before your surgery, you and your surgeon should talk in depth about your health, any medications you take, and your lifestyle (including drinking, smoking, and exercise).
- Can I see proven-results?
People interested in any type of plastic surgery in Tennessee can do the most basic research by visiting the websites of the plastic surgeons they are considering. Before scheduling your initial consultation, it is always a good idea to look at before and after photos to see real examples of the plastic surgeon’s work. In addition to the website, once you do schedule a consultation, you can ask for additional photos or videos to see results.
If you’re looking for a dedicated staff and board-certified plastic surgeon, contact The Lett Center today.