A successful outcome to your cosmetic plastic surgery can enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem. It can change the way you feel about your world and your life. But poor results may mean additional financial obligation, surgery and, unfortunately, heartache. You will live with your decision to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery for the rest of your life. Accordingly, it is not a decision to be made lightly. Your choice of a cosmetic surgeon is even more important as your decision to have surgery.
Think about these 4 things as you choose your cosmetic surgeon:
- Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. Occasionally, a doctor with general surgery or other medical training decides to offer cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dunkley is board certified – the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.
- Does your surgeon have experience in the procedure you want? Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills. Operating on a breast is quite different from operating on a nose. Ask your potential cosmetic surgeon how he or she trained in the procedure you want and how many times they have performed it.
- Do you feel an emotional connection to your surgeon? You should feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team. Do you feel you can trust them to recommend what is safe and right for you?
- Have you considered the aesthetics of your procedure? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is why it’s important to find a cosmetic surgeon that shares your aesthetic sensibility. Compare before-and-after photos and think about whether the results appeal to you. Look at yourself in the mirror or take a “selfie.” For facial procedures, look for photos of patients that have a similar facial structure, are around your age, and have some of the same concerns. Ask yourself if their results look like you want to look after your surgery.
Are you considering cosmetic plastic surgery and have concerns or questions?
Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunkley, today: (801) 268-2650.