Questions to ask your Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

questions to ask plastic surgeon

questions to ask plastic surgeonAre you dissatisfied with your appearance? Thanks to advances in the science of cosmetic surgery, improving your looks through a cosmetic procedure is more convenient, comfortable, and effective than ever. You should never undergo any cosmetic or elective procedure without considering all the options and risks, and find the ideal plastic surgeon who fits you and your aesthetic goals. Preminger Plastic Surgery suggests this list of questions you should ask your Manhattan plastic surgeon before receiving any cosmetic or plastic surgery.

Do you have hospital privileges? 

Having hospital privileges means that, if the patient of a cosmetic surgeon needs to go to the hospital, that surgeon still can provide care. Hospital privileges also ensure a surgeon is board-certified and in good standing. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger actually holds faculty appointments at several hospitals in New York City.

Does your operating staff consist of full-time employees or contracted per diem workers? 

This may not seem important, but a plastic surgeon with full-time staff creates more familiarity and therefore improves the likelihood of successful procedures. Working with the same surgical techs, nurses, and anesthesiologist also means the support staff team members know the needs of that specific surgeon and how long procedures should take.

Do you specialize in this procedure? 

This is crucial, especially when dealing with cosmetic surgery, where improving appearance is usually the main objective. Although Dr. Preminger can perform a wide variety of different procedures, she specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries performed on the face, breast, and body.

What steps should I take between my pre-procedure consultation and surgery to ensure the best results and smoothest recovery? 

For body sculpting procedures such as a tummy tuck, a patient should be at or near their ideal weight. Generally speaking, patients who undergo cosmetic surgery should be in good overall health. The pre-surgery consultation should include an examination of your entire medical history, and any pre-existing conditions that may complicate care. Depending on the procedure, you also should schedule transportation to and from our Manhattan office, as well as arrange for any help around the house with chores, pets, and children during the initial stage of recovery.

How can I maintain my results for as long as possible?

Taking care of yourself is key. Patients who have plastic surgery should maintain a healthy diet as significant weight gain will ruin the effects of many of these procedures. Likewise, having a facelift and then spending hours in the sun without proper UV protection will alter results in a negative manner. Even something as simple as wearing a bra with good support can make a difference following a breast augmentation procedure.

How much time off from work will I need after my procedure? 

This is one of the most frequently asked questions and varies depending on the type of procedure you have and your own overall level of health. However, an expert surgical technique and long-acting anesthetics help to minimize swelling, pain and bleeding during a procedure. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger possesses the training you want for a cosmetic procedure; she is Ivy League educated and board-certified, training at some of the finest institutions in America, including several in New York City.

Can I speak with other recent patients who have had this procedure?

A well-trained, experienced cosmetic surgeon should be thrilled to show off previous successful examples of their work and get you in contact with patients who have undergone the specific procedure you are seeking. You also should ask to see before-and-after pictures of past patients.

Plastic Surgery Consultation in Manhattan

Ready to find out more about what Preminger Plastic Surgery offers? Whether you have a specific procedure in mind or want to correct a certain aesthetic flaw but need guidance on how to do so, call our office at (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer world-class services in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.