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  • July 25, 2016

30 Must-Ask Questions For Your Plastic Surgeon

Patients are often hesitant to ask their plastic surgeons questions before a surgical procedure, but getting the answers you need beforehand will allow you to make a more confident decision and ensure that you get the aesthetic results you are looking for.

The following questions can help guide your discussion with your doctor regarding your breast surgery, whether you are considering a:

  • Breast Lift
  • Mastopexy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Any Combination Thereof

About Your Breast Surgery

About Your Plastic Surgeon

1. Where will the surgery be performed? 1. Are you board-certified?
2.Who will be administering the anesthesia? 2. How many years have you been performing surgery?
3. How long does the surgery take? 3. How many breast surgeries have your performed?
4. What are the risks involved in this kind of surgery? 4. What type of breast surgery are you most experienced in?
5. What can I do to minimize any short or long term complications of the surgery? 5. Do you have photos of similar surgeries you have performed?
6. What is my expected recovery time? 6. What types of implants do you use? Saline or silicone?
7. Will I need help at home for normal activities? If so, for how long? 7. What is your rate of complications in general (infection, capsular contracture e.t.c)
8. How much time do I need to take off work? 8. What is your reoperation rate?
9. Do I continue to take my regular medication prior to breast surgery? 9. What is the most common type of reoperation you perform?
10. What medications should I NOT take prior to and right after surgery? 10.Will I be seeing you or one of your assistants for my follow-up appointments?

 

About The Expected Outcome

  1. Do you have before and after photos that I could look at?
  2. What results are reasonable for me?
  3. Will the surgery alter my breast skin or nipple sensation?
  4. What do I need to do to best maintain my surgical results?
  5. What kind of additional follow-up will I need?
  6. What incision site and placement are you recommending for me?
  7. Where will my scar be?
  8. Is there anything I can do to help my incisions heal better?
  9. Will there be tapes or bandages on the wounds after surgery? If so, for how long?
  10. What are the long-term consequences of this surgery?

Knowing the answers to these 30 important questions will ensure you are positive in your decision of what surgery to get, confident in the surgeon you decide to perform the procedure,  and clear on the expected results of the breast surgery procedure. 

To book a consultation and have Dr. Adil Ladak answer these or any other questions contact our office at at (780)-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. 


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