Getting plastic surgery is a major decision, and as a patient, you should be confident in your chosen procedure and the plastic surgeon. During the initial consultation, you can learn about possible procedures, if you are a good candidate for surgery, and what you need to do to prepare. The consultation is also a great opportunity for you to get all of your questions answered. Some specific questions you should ask your plastic surgeon are listed below.
1) Are You Board-Certified?
In the United States, anybody with a medical license can legally perform certain cosmetic procedures. It is in any patient’s best interest to select a doctor who has received board certification. Board-certified doctors have not only taken a rigorous exam to earn their certification, but they are also required to follow a code of ethics, operate only in accredited facilities, and take continuing education courses in order to keep up with the latest developments.
You will be happy to know that Dr. Hartman is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
2) How Often Have You Performed the Procedure?
The more experience a plastic surgeon has in performing a given procedure, the better the results are likely to be. You should also ask to see before and after photos of previous patients. Dr. Hartman specializes in facial aesthetics, and he is always proud to show off his work.
3) What Will My Recovery Be Like?
The answer to this question should have multiple parts, which include the expected length of the recovery and when you can resume most normal activities. Dr. Hartman can tell you about the most common side effects of the surgery and advise you on any needed post-operative care during your initial consultation.
4) What Will the Total Cost of the Procedure Be?
If the plastic surgery procedure is considered elective rather than medically necessary, insurance companies generally won’t cover it. As such, you understandably want to know how much everything costs and what kind of financial options are available. We are proud to offer financing plans at Fine Arts Skin and Laser and will provide you with a quote so you are aware of the cost before you commit to treatment.
5) Where Will the Surgery Be Performed?
Plastic surgery is typically performed at a local hospital or the surgeon’s office. At Fine Arts Skin and Laser, the majority of our surgeries are performed in our state-of-the-art operating room located in our office and performed under local anesthesia.
We encourage you to ask whatever questions you may have when you consult with Dr. Hartman at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover. Our team proudly serves clients in Akron, Canton, and surrounding areas with a wide variety of cosmetic procedures and treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!