Be aware that the total cost of your surgery may change. There are additional fees for anesthesia, the location of the procedure and other fees which can vary by location. Talk to your doctor about the final costs, during consultations. Do not start any payment plans or pay any deposit until you are sure of how much you may be responsible for, in total.
Ask your plastic surgeon to see before and after pictures of patients, they have performed surgery on before. This way, you can see the kind of work they do and decide if this surgeon is right for you. If you do not like what you see in the pictures, visit another surgeon.
If you are looking specifically at getting a nose job, you have an interesting option available to you- if you are brave! India is the mecca of rhinplasty, it has been for many years. Many people are put off by this option because of the distance. There are many quality surgeons, who charge far less than the United States.
Look at the surgical center to confirm that, it has the appropriate licensing in your state. The proper accreditation assures, that the facility undergoes regular inspections. These standards reduce the risk of post-surgical infection, and other complications. If the facility does not have the proper certifications, have the procedure performed elsewhere.
Watch for American surgeons who are certified by organizations, other than the Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many official-sounding organizations, that issue very official-looking certificates, or doctors to hang in their offices. The certifications are essentially meaningless. The Board of Plastic Surgery is the only certification that really matters.
Watch for surgeons who advertise themselves as “board certified”, but do not specify what board. Any licensed physician can legally perform plastic surgery, even without certification from the Board of Plastic Surgery. They may be Board-certified in another area, entirely unrelated to plastic, or cosmetic surgery. Ask for certification specifics.
It is important to ask what type of anesthesia will be administered during your procedure. It is imperative that you remember to learn about this for different reasons. First, you will feel varying levels of pain at different levels of anethesia. You also need to know how long it will take to recover from anesthesia and the risks that come with whatever they choose to use. Finally, different levels of anesthesia have different price tags. Make sure you understand what you will be putting yourself through.
Again, people get plastic surgery every day. It is becoming more and more popular to stay young through surgical procedures. One small mistake, however, can completely destroy a patient’s appearance. Use the tips in this article to avoid typical risks brought on by plastic surgery.