Getting serious about having breast augmentation surgery? One of the most important steps in the process will be your initial consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. With numerous cosmetic surgeons advertising their services, you may even choose to meet with two or three doctors, and you’ll want to be sure that time is well-spent (and that you make the right choice!).
To help make choosing your perfect cosmetic surgeon a little easier, we’ve developed a downloadable PDF checklist for you to take to your personal consultations so you’ll always know which questions to ask.
Before your consultation, consider these 3 questions
Our answers to these three questions will help you understand why a consultation is critical to your overall satisfaction and inspire you to prepare fully.
1. Why is a cosmetic surgery consultation important?
Although a cosmetic surgery consultation can feel like a chore, it is the first (and arguably the most important) step in getting beautiful breast surgery results. Just like you wouldn’t hire someone without interviewing them first, meeting your prospective cosmetic surgeon is necessary to assess your chemistry together. By asking the right questions, you can make sure your doctor clearly understands your goals, is willing to tailor the procedure to meet your needs, and prioritizes safety.
2. Why should I prepare for my cosmetic surgery consultation?
Preparing in advance of your cosmetic surgery consultation will help you feel more relaxed, focused, and ready to assess if the doctor is right for you. While you may think that jotting down some notes in the moment will suffice, having a printed, organized list of questions on the day of your consultation will ensure you don’t forget to ask anything. Plus, if you’re shopping around for cosmetic surgeons, using the same questions at multiple consultations will help you make a more accurate comparison. (It may seem easy to remember all of the information you’ll be taking in, but just think about those days when it’s hard to remember what you had for breakfast!).
Besides the questions we offer here, you can further prepare by educating yourself online. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery website is an excellent source for trusted cosmetic surgery information. Also, as one of the top cosmetic surgery practices in the Detroit area, our website is full of useful information that can help you better understand what to expect from your procedure, regardless of whether you ultimately choose to have your surgery with us. We suggest using it to research your topic of interest prior to your consultation.
3. What should I look for in a cosmetic surgeon?
Last month we published a blog fully devoted to answering this question, which you can check out here. In a nutshell, the best cosmetic surgeons are:
- Board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Train others in cosmetic surgery
- Likable, approachable, and trustworthy
- Operate in an accredited surgical facility
For a full list of what to ask your prospective cosmetic surgeon, download our PDF checklist and bring it to your next consultation.
About Cosmetic Surgeons of Michigan
Collectively, board certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Goffas and Dr. Bill have served patients in the metro Detroit area for over 20 years. They would be happy to discuss any of the questions listed in our PDF checklist to help you better understand your procedure and find out if Cosmetic Surgeons of Michigan is the right fit for you. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Goffas or Dr. Bill, contact us online or call (586) 773-6900.