When you decide to enhance your appearance, you deserve to feel nothing but excitement and confidence. Due to the very nature of plastic surgery, there is some degree of risk involved. What if a complication occurs? What if the outcome of surgery is not what you had wanted? Bad plastic surgery exists. Here, we discuss some powerful ways that you can avoid it.
Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon
If you’re considering having plastic surgery to improve an aspect of your facial appearance, you are in the results game, not the “savings” game. The purpose of plastic surgery is to build on your best features and achieve results that look like you were born with them. The starting point of your journey is your selection of a qualified plastic surgeon. The results of facial plastic surgery are going to be visible to you and everyone else on a daily basis, so your procedure is best done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with precise experience in facial procedures. Dr. Fante is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is board-certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has served as president of that organization. He has dedicated his practice to the performance of cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures and the utmost in patient care.
Questions To Ask Your Surgeon
When consulting with surgeons for plastic surgery, questions provide the opportunity to get to know not only their background but also their thoroughness, standard of care, and personal demeanor. Each of these characteristics is important to the trust and confidence you have in them. If a surgeon does not make you feel comfortable and confident in their ability to provide outstanding care, move on.
- Where did you complete your residency and in what specialty? This will help you evaluate the level of expertise the surgeon has in your desired procedure.
- How many times have you performed the procedure I want to get? This gives you more insight into their direct experience performing your selected procedure.
- What are the risks of this procedure? How often do complications occur? You want a surgeon who can answer this question honestly and confidently.
- Is this procedure the best option for me? The surgeon will conduct a thorough consultation and examination to determine the answer to this question.
- Who will administer anesthesia during my surgery? Your surgeon should have a board-certified anesthesiologist with whom they tend to work regularly.
- What should I expect during recovery? You want your surgeon to provide you with a clear picture of your expected recovery, including what to look out for and when you may need to call the office.
- What can I do to maximize my outcome? The doctor may have recommendations such as avoiding tobacco and alcohol and eating a nutrient-dense diet before surgery.
To schedule a consultation at Fante Eye and Face Centre in Denver, contact us at (303) 839-1616.