Before You Choose Cosmetic Surgery
If you are considering a Louisiana cosmetic surgery procedure, it is probably not a good idea to jump right into it without doing a little homework first. The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery recommends that before you make up your mind, you should talk with a Louisiana plastic surgeon in detail about your options and consider the following:
What are your motivations for surgery?
While plastic surgery can help you look freshened and renewed, it must be evaluated in realistic terms and cannot substitute for emotional well-being. Many people find that they feel more confident about themselves after surgery. Ultimately, cosmetic surgery in Louisiana can enhance a particular aspect of your body. It cannot, however, change you into someone else. Carefully evaluate your motives before making the decision.
Who is your surgeon?
When you decided to have plastic surgery, it is important to find a surgeon who can offer the results you are looking for as safely as possible. When selecting a surgeon, make sure that he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member or candidate member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Since each plastic surgeon has been specifically trained for plastic surgery, their expertise and knowledge in that specialty of medicine generally exceeds that of doctors trained in other areas of medicine. To the surprise of many, there is no national or state regulating body that dictates who can or cannot practice cosmetic surgery, so Lafayette, Shreveport, and Monroe area patients are advised to make sure that your doctor is specifically qualified and experienced in the procedure that you want him or her to perform.
Where will the surgery take place?
Be wary of a Louisiana cosmetic surgeon who plans on performing an invasive procedure in his or her exam room. Surgical procedures need to be administered in a room equipped for surgery either at a hospital or in an ambulatory surgical center. Many plastic surgery prospects are unaware that it is alright to contact the hospital where their surgery will be done to find out specifically what procedures their doctor is qualified to perform at that hospital. Doctors are carefully evaluated before they are given hospital privileges. When they are given privileges, they may perform only the procedures that the hospital merits that doctor is qualified to do.
Do you know a friend or family member who would recommend this surgeon?
What better way to find out about a doctor than to get a referral from someone who is going to be completely honest with you about their own experience?
Our surgeons and staff are available to help you weigh other important decisions before you decide on cosmetic surgery. You can request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 791-1053 . Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas residents trust our practice to help achieve their cosmetic surgery goals.