The main aim of a consultation with a surgeon is to allow you to ask the doctor about any questions you might have.
This usually includes a discussion on what you would like to achieve and to decide if the surgeon is a suitable candidate for you. The plastic surgeon also uses this consultation to decide whether this type of surgery is right for you. To ensure you are the right candidate you can expect your Montreal plastic surgeon to ask you the following questions:
To assess whether you are a suitable candidate, your surgeon will ask:
- Will you be able to stay at home to recover?
To ensure a faster and safer recovery, it becomes necessary to stay at home and avoid any other activities directly after the procedure. While it might not be easy to stay at home from school and/or work, you should schedule at least 1 to 2 weeks off to allow your body to heal. You should also avoid any strenuous activities like exercise for 4 weeks.
- Are You In Good Health
Similar to any other type of surgical procedure, you need to be in good health before you go for cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, an uncontrolled medical condition such as hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes, might mean you become ineligible for surgery, as these conditions increase the risks associated with complications. You may have to wait until your chronic condition is manageable before you go for such a procedure. Your plastic surgeon may also ask you about specific lifestyle choices to decide whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery in Montreal. Factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, or obesity may impact your overall results in a negative way.
Instructions From Your Cosmetic Surgeon
- What do you expect from the procedure?
To assess whether you are eligible for cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will discuss what your goals are and whether they can be met realistically with the surgery. It is vital that patients have realistic goals or ideas on what to expect before they undergo a procedure. Unreasonable expectations could lead to frustration or disappointment. Besides, the patients that have an unrealistic goal are usually not a great candidate for cosmetic surgery, since they expect perfection or view the procedure as a gateway to happiness.
- Are you prepared to follow the care instructions?
For best results, it is essential to follow your Montreal cosmetic surgeon’s instructions on how to care for yourself before and after the operation. For example, the surgeon may ask you to stop drinking alcohol and smoking for many weeks before the procedure. Sticking to these instructions will assist with ensuring your safety and comfort during your procedure and when you are recovering.
- What made you decide to go for this procedure?
You can also expect your Montreal cosmetic surgeon to ask you questions on why you want this surgery. They ask this question to make sure you are the one that has made this decision rather than opting for surgery caused by pressure that your partner or family members have placed on you. Cosmetic surgery should always be a personal choice, and doing so for someone else will typically not result in something you feel satisfied with.