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3 Most Important Steps to Take Before Deciding on Plastic Surgery

Sunday, June 15th, 2014


There are hundreds of guides out there on how to prepare for plastic surgery — from quitting smoking to making sure that you have your prescriptions filled. While all those guides can prove to be very helpful on your end, we would like to emphasize here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice the 3 most important steps that you should not fail to take before making that final decision.

1. Do an exhaustive research.

Do not just limit yourself to looking for information online. If you have the chance, talk to friends and relatives who have tried the same procedure as you. Are you thinking of having a tummy tuck? Or a liposuction? Ask questions and figure out what it was like before, during, and after the procedure.

On the other hand, a thorough screening of the plastic surgeons of your choice should also be done. Ask for their credentials, specific trainings on the procedure of your interest, and whether or not they’re available for follow-up visits following surgery. In addition, try asking for before and after photos. Lastly, you might want to figure out if there have been major complaints from previous patients.

2. Consider getting a second opinion.

Like all types of medical intervention, consider getting a second opinion before making the final decision. Keep in mind that not all plastic surgeons have your best interest and safety in mind. If possible, choose plastic surgeons who have been personally recommended by friends or family.

3. Do not settle for less.

If the cost or offer sounds too good to be true, consider asking yourself why such a procedure would be so cheap. As what the old adage says, you actually get what you pay for. Find a plastic surgeon like Dr. Buchanan who does not only have a long history of satisfied patients but who is also a leader in the cosmetic surgery industry.

Let us help you make that decision to have plastic surgery! We are located at 209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands, NC.  Call us at 828-526-3783 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!