What To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon During Your Consultation

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What To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon During Your Consultation

Embarking on a journey towards plastic surgery can be both exciting and daunting. At Prive Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands, guided by the expertise of Dr. Liza Wu, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an impressive track record. It’s important that our clients feel confident and informed, so we’ve put together a guide on what to ask during your consultation.

What Questions Should I Ask My Plastic Surgeon During My Consultation?

  • Are You Board Certified? Start by confirming that your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or an equivalent board in your country. A board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Wu has undergone rigorous training and meets the highest standards of competency in plastic surgery.

  • What Are Your Qualifications And Experience? Inquire about your surgeon’s educational background, training, and experience specifically in the type of procedure you’re considering. Ask how many times they’ve performed the procedure and request to see before-and-after photos of previous patients.

  • What Are the Risks And Complications Associated with the Procedure? Every surgical procedure carries some level of risk. Your surgeon should be transparent about potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Understanding these risks will help you make an informed decision.

  • What Is the Recovery Process Like? Gain a clear understanding of what to expect during the recovery period, including the duration of downtime, any restrictions on activities, and pain management strategies. Knowing what to anticipate post-surgery can help you plan accordingly and ensure a smoother recovery.

  • What Results Can I Realistically Expect? It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery. Dr. Wu will be happy to provide a clear picture of the potential results based on your individual circumstances, including factors like skin type, anatomy, and lifestyle.

  • What Are The Alternatives To Surgery? In some cases, there may be non-surgical or minimally invasive alternatives to achieve your desired results. Ask your surgeon about these options and whether they may be suitable for your goals.

  • Can You Explain The Surgical Technique? Ask your surgeon to explain the specific surgical techniques they plan to use and why they believe it’s the most appropriate approach for your case. Understanding the procedure in detail can help alleviate any concerns and build trust in your surgeon’s expertise.

  • What Type of Anesthesia Will Be Used? Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be administered during your surgery and any potential risks or side effects associated with it. If you have any concerns about anesthesia, be sure to voice them during the consultation.

  • What Is The Total Cost Of The Procedure? Inquire about the total cost of the surgery, including surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, facility fees, and any additional expenses. Make sure you understand what is included in the price quote and whether there may be any unexpected costs.

  • What Is Your Post-Operative Care Plan? Understand what support and follow-up care will be provided after the surgery. Ask about post-operative appointments, instructions for wound care, and how to manage any potential complications.

Dr. Liza Wu Is Your Board-Certified Plastic And Reconstructive Surgeon

At Prive Plastics, we understand that choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a significant decision, and we want you to feel confident and reassured every step of the way. With Dr. Liza Wu and the Prive Plastics Team, you can trust that you’re in the hands of a skilled surgeon who is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with safety, precision, and care.

If you wonder if you are a good candidate for any of our surgical services, start with a TeleHealth consultation. Dr. Wu offers brow lifts, face and neck aesthetic surgeries, and aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries for the breast and body. After your personalized consultation for surgical services, you can look forward to treatment in a state-of-the-art office in Boca Raton. For customized treatment plans for your face and body, call Prive Plastic Surgery today at 561-717-3181.