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The Essential Questions To Ask At Your Surgery Consultation

Committing to cosmetic surgery can be a daunting experience, but you will find that it can have life-changing results. When you’re putting your health and the way that you look in the hands of someone else, then you’re going to want to know that you are in capable hands. In some cases, cosmetic surgery procedures can have a huge impact on a person’s self-confidence and because of this, it is imperative that you put in thorough research and thought into the type of procedure that you are looking to have, and who is going to do it for you.

The more you know about the procedures that are available, and the ins-and-outs of the individual procedure, the more comfortable you will feel in the knowledge that you have chosen a professional who can give you the results that you are looking for. Here, we’ve put together some of the essential questions that you should ensure you ask your consultant prior to your surgery being carried out, so you are completely prepared.

May I See Examples Of Your Past Work?

There’s no need to be shy when it comes to this kind of question, as it is important that you have a clear understanding of the results that your surgeon is capable of achieving. The very best plastic surgeons will have a number of before-and-after images prepared for this exact question, and in some cases, this might even be volunteered before you get around to asking this type of question. It is crucial that you understand your surgeon’s opinions and practices, and the results that they have achieved for the procedure that you are looking to have done. Here at Longevita, we not only provide an extensive selection of before-and-after images for every patient at consultation stage, we also have contact information readily available from previous patients who are happy to discuss their experiences with any new patient looking for a first-hand experience.

What Procedure Will Help Me To Achieve My Goals?

While you may enter the consultation with a particular procedure in mind, this isn’t necessarily the best fit for you. Your consultant will discuss your options with you, keeping in mind the results that you want to achieve, your budget and the types of procedures you are and are not happy with. Enter your consultation with an open mind, as your consultant may believe that you may be a better candidate for another type of procedure instead of the one that you had in mind. The consultant should always put your health first, and there are a number of things to consider when it comes to choosing the right type of procedure for you.

How Long Will Healing Take For This Particular Procedure?

Every procedure will have different healing and recovery times depending on the type of surgery and its invasiveness. Generally, the description of the recovery period is broken down into three stages – the first being the period of time before resuming your normal activities, the second being any limitations and things to avoid, and the third being any form of side-effects you may have from the surgery. This includes factors like minor bleeding or swelling – which is generally standard for many types of cosmetic procedures. Understanding this will help to ensure that you are prepared for the period after your surgery. Here at Longevita, you will receive all of the support that you need throughout the healing process, as well as a scheduled appointment with a doctor to check on how well you are healing. Some procedures, such as VASER Liposuction, have been promoted in the media as having little-to-no recovery time, when the reality is much more complicated than that. Your consultant will talk you through the different estimated recovery periods for your particular procedure, so keep this in mind before your consultation.

What Are The Possible Complications?

There are a number of complications that different types of procedures may bring about. All types of cosmetic surgeries have different risks associated with them, so it is important to ensure that you know of all of the warning signs you might need to look out for. Your consultant will run through any risks and possible complications post-surgery that you should take into consideration before you agree to the surgery. It is important to be completely open and honest with your consultant at all times, in order to ensure that the procedure you choose is the right match for you.

There are a huge number of questions that you can ask your consultant prior to your surgery, but the ones listed above are the most essential to ensuring that you are completely prepared and in the most trustworthy hands. Here at Longevita, we offer a number of cosmetic procedures at our clinics in Istanbul and Izmir. To find out more about our available packages, or to book in a consultation, get in touch today.