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Once you have done all the research and determined that the physician you have chosen is competent and qualified, you may want to go ahead and make a consultation appointment. In addition to the questions you ask the physician, the most important thing to consider is the communication between you and the physician. Be sure that you are comfortable with the physician and that all your questions are being answered. A give-and-take dialogue can ensure that you and the physician have the same vision of what you want the end result to be. Together with the questions provided here you should get a fairly comprehensive picture of the physicians working style and credentials.

ďWhat questions should I ask during the consultation?Ē
Does the physician have hospital privileges at a local or major hospital? You may also contact the hospital to verify the information.
What does this treatment recommendation mean? Any part of the treatment your physician has recommended that you donít understand, donít be afraid to ask for more information.
Why did you select this profession and what procedures do you prefer doing the most? If the physician doesnít enjoy what he/she is doing, he/she may not do the best job. But when the physician loves what they do, they may do more research and have developed better techniques.
How much will it cost, and when and how are you expected to pay? Does the physician participate in your medical plan? How will he/she accept payment and when will it be due?
If you have talked things over with your physician and are still unsure about what to do, get a second opinion. Donít ever be apprehensive to get a second opinion, "two heads are usually better than one".
Has the physician ever had malpractice insurance denied, suspended or revoked? The answer should be "NO".
Caveat: Selecting a board-certified physician assures you that the doctor has completed extensive training and passed rigorous examinations in his/her specialty. However, this does not guarantee that you will obtain the exact results that you desire. Carefully read about the procedure in the Procedure Description section, understand the risks associated with the procedure, and perhaps obtain a second opinion from another physician. In sum, thoroughly research the physician and procedure before proceeding. You will be better informed and be able to ask more informed and pertinent questions. But most importantly, enjoy your new look!



Appropriate candidates for surgery


If you are considering plastic surgery, you must be honest with yourself. Exactly why do you want surgery? And, what are your goals for surgery-what do you expect plastic surgery to do for you?

There are two categories of patients who are good candidates for surgery. The first includes patients with a strong self-image, who are bothered by a physical characteristic that they'd like to improve or change. After surgery, these patients feel good about the results and maintain a positive image about themselves.

The second category includes patients who have a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has diminished their self-esteem over time. These patients may adjust rather slowly after surgery, as rebuilding confidence takes time. However, as they adjust, these patients' self-image is strengthened, sometimes dramatically.

It's important to remember that plastic surgery can create both physical changes and and changes in self-esteem. If you are seeking surgery with the hope of influencing a change in someone other than yourself, you might end up disappointed. It's possible that friends and loved ones will respond positively to your change in appearance and self-confidence, however understand and accept that plastic surgery will not cause dramatic changes in people other than you.


Inappropriate candidates for surgery


Not everyone is an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery, despite physical indications which are ideal for any given procedure. Experienced plastic surgeons can usually identify troubled patients during a consultation. Sometimes, plastic surgeons will decline to operate on these individuals. Other times, they may recommend psychological counseling to ensure that the patient's desire for an appearance change isn't part of an emotional problem that no amount of surgery can fix. If your plastic surgeon recommends counseling for you, feel free to ask your surgeon how he or she expects the sessions to help you.

Though there are exceptions, individuals who may be advised to seek counseling prior to any consideration of surgery include:

Patients in crisis, such as those who are going through divorce, the death of a spouse, or the loss of a job. These patients may be seeking to achieve goals that cannot be obtained through an appearance change-goals that relate to overcoming crisis through an unrelated change in appearance is not the solution. Rather, a patient must first work through the crisis.

Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who insist on having a celebrity's nose, with the hope that they may acquire a celebrity lifestyle; patients who want to be restored to their original "perfection" following a severe accident or a serious illness; or patients who wish to find the youth of many decades past.

Impossible-to-please patients, such as individuals who consult with surgeon after surgeon, seeking the answers they want to hear. These patients hope for a cure to a problem which is not primarily, or not at all physical.

Patients who are obsessed with a very minor defect, and may believe that once their defect is fixed, life will be perfect. Born perfectionists may be suitable candidates for surgery, as long as they are realistic enough to understand that surgical results may not precisely match their goals.

Patients who have a mental illness, and exhibit delusional or paranoid behavior, may also be poor candidates for surgery. Surgery may be appropriate in these cases if it is determined that the patient's goals for surgery are not related to the psychosis. In these cases, a plastic surgeon may work closely with the patient's psychiatrist.
Plastic surgery for children


Parents may face considerable confusion and anguish in making surgicalchoices for their children, or when their children show a desire to change or correct a physical characteristic. For reconstructive procedures such as cleft lip and palate repair, or infant skull surgery, the benefits of early treatment are usually quite clear. Parents typically meet with surgeons, psychologists, and other specialists who provide abundant assurances that surgery is the best choice for their child.
However, in elective procedures like otoplasty (ear pinning), the choices may be more indefinite. If the child doesn't seem to notice that he or she looks "different," parents may be advised not to force the issue of surgery.However, if the child is being teased or feels he or she doesn't belong, parents should probably consider surgery for the emotional health and self-esteem of the child. It's important to follow the recommendation of a pediatrician and to consider the feelings of the child and the parents.

Certain cosmetic surgery procedures may also be of significant psychological benefit for some teenagers, provided that he or she is well-adjusted both socially and emotionally. Parents need to keep in mind that feelings about self-image tend to change with maturity, and that cosmetic surgery should never be forced on a teenager, nor should a teenager force an issue which a surgeon feels is not an appropriate cause for surgery.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Hand Surgery
Asian Eyes - Blepharoplasty

Neck Liposuction

Glossary of Terms
Otoplasty
Surgery to change the size, shape and/or position of the ear.
Blepharoplasty
A surgical procedure in which the physician removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from either or both the upper and lower eye lids to redefine the shape of the eye. This procedure can be cosmetic or reconstructive.
Liposuction
A procedure designed to remove excess fat through a suctioning process. Although it is not a substitute for weight loss, liposuction is an effective way of changing the body's shape and contour.

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