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4 Essential Questions to Ask At Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Are you considering a cosmetic surgery procedure? Here are 4 essential questions to ask your Kelowna plastic surgeon during your consultation.

If you're considering cosmetic surgery, there are many important decisions to be made. The most important is finding a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the training, skills, and expertise to carry out your desired plastic surgery procedure in a safe manner.

Failing to take the time to carefully select your plastic surgeon can have many unfortunate consequences, such as:

  • Higher long-term costs
  • Higher surgical risks
  • Undesirable results
  • The need for plastic surgery revision

Our Kelowna Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Offer a Wide Range of Cosmetic Surgery Treatments

At our Kelowna clinic, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and skin treatments to meet all your aesthetic needs.

Whether you’re looking for liposuction or breast augmentation, or you want to try a less-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment, such as Tissue fillers or chemical peels, we can help you achieve all your goals in a safe and efficient manner.

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4 Essential Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon During a Consultation

Every cosmetic surgery success story starts with an in-depth and successful consultation: a one-on-one appointment with your cosmetic surgeon. Often, patients who ask plenty of questions get the most out of this consultation and are often most satisfied with the choices they end up making.

While there are no wrong questions to ask at this appointment, there are some key ones that you should add to your list when meeting with potential plastic surgeons.

These include:

1. Are You Board-Certified in Cosmetic Surgery?

Board-certification isn’t just a status obtained by taking a test, it’s a testament to having achieved a certain level of training, experience, and expertise in the area of cosmetic surgery. Any plastic surgeon you consider working with should be a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery.

This ensures that he/she:

  • Has extensive training in all forms of plastic and cosmetic surgeries
  • Works in a facility that meets board requirements
  • Has completed a minimum of 5 years of surgical training
  • Has passed comprehensive exams
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics

Why You Should Ask This Question: When you confirm that a cosmetic surgeon is board-certified, this answers a number of important concerns about the plastic surgeon’s training, experience, and commitment to patient safety.

2. How Often Have You Performed the Procedure I Want?

It is common for cosmetic surgeons to specialize in certain types of procedures, such as breast or facial cosmetic surgery. Consider the benefits of choosing a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure you are interested in as a large percentage of his/her practice.

This surgeon will be more likely to have worked with a variety of patients with different body types and will also likely be more skilled in the most advanced techniques, which gives you safer and better results.

Why You Should Ask This Question: It’s important to ask this question because you want to make sure that the cosmetic surgeon you choose is well-matched to deliver the outcome you desire, and deserve.

To find out more about our board-certified plastic surgeons and the areas they specialize in, contact us today. 


3. What Can I Expect From My Recovery?

Make sure to ask your plastic surgeon how much time you need to take away from your normal activities, such as work, childcare, and exercise. Before you schedule any cosmetic surgery, you have to make sure you can handle being at home resting for a few days or weeks, depending on how complex a procedure you are considering.

If any of the given physical limitations or amount of time needed for recovery make you feel uneasy, share this with your surgeon. It could be postponing the surgery or opting for less invasive procedures are in your best interest.

Your cosmetic surgeon can explain all the alternatives and help you determine what’s best, given your current goals and situation.

Why You Should Ask This Question: You need to understand the full details of the recovery period to be able to make a fully informed decision about whether this is the right step for you.

4. What Will Be The Total Cost of My Procedure?

Each patient’s situation is unique and the cost of your treatment will depend on your specific needs. For example, the total price of any surgical procedure will include:

  • The plastic surgeon’s fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room expenses
  • Any materials involved (eg. breast implants)

A reputable cosmetic surgeon will provide you with a detailed fee quote so you can carefully deliberate and think about your options.

Why You Should Ask This Question: Because cosmetic surgery is elective, you will be responsible for all the fees and you must make sure that you will be able to handle them.

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To find out more about our wide range of cosmetic surgeries, and how our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in the safest manner, visit our Kelowna clinic at 401 - 3320 Richter St., Kelowna, B.C. V1W 4V5. Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or book a consultation online.

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