This meeting not only allows the surgeon to assess your suitability for the procedure but it also gives you the chance to gather vital information and understand where you fit within the larger landscape of cosmetic procedures.
These are some of the most important questions you should ask during this consultation with Regina Rosenthal M.D. or any other plastic surgeon. The question will help you make informed decisions throughout your journey with plastic surgery.
The Surgeon’s Expertise and Experience
One of the first things you need to ascertain during your consultation is your surgeon’s qualifications and experience.
Consider questions like: “How long have you been performing this specific procedure?” and “What is your success rate?” Answers to those questions will give you insight into their actual proficiency with a given procedure.
You may also ask the office for before-and-after photos of previous patients to visualize the potential results.
Risks and Benefits of the Procedure
Understanding both the benefits and potential risks of any given procedure is essential to having a positive outcome and experience.
So don’t forget to ask your surgeon about the possible complications and side effects, and how that surgeon manages those situations. In addition, understanding the benefits, including realistic expectations of the results, can help you weigh the pros and cons of moving forward.
The recovery phase is just as critical as the procedure itself. Clarify with your surgeon about the expected recovery time, post-operative care, and any restrictions you may face during the healing process.
Also, asking about the practice’s follow-up protocol will give you a clearer picture of what will happen post-surgery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
A well-executed consultation can be the foundation of a successful plastic surgery experience. By arming yourself with the right questions, you’ll achieve a clear understanding of the procedure while embracing realistic expectations, allowing you to make an informed, confident decision.
That’s why Dr. Regina Rosenthal dedicates her practice to ensuring each of her patients is well-informed and comfortable before moving forward with any procedure.
If you’re contemplating plastic surgery and want to discuss your options, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Rosenthal’s office at 408-559-4700 to schedule your consultation today.