So, you’re thinking about having some kind of plastic surgery procedure done. You know that finding an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon is vital, but you’re not exactly sure how to distinguish a great surgeon from an inexperienced one. Fortunately, by asking just a few simple questions during your initial consultation, you can get a much better idea as to whether or not you’re making the right choice.
Are You Board-Certified?
Your first step should be asking the surgeon whether or not he or she is board certified in plastic/cosmetic surgery. The answer must be “yes,” otherwise you’ll want to turn around and walk out the door. Any reputable surgeon will be board certified and have proof.
How Long Will the Recovery Be?
It’s understandable that you’ll want to resume regular activities as soon as possible following your procedure, so make sure to ask your surgeon what kind of recovery you can expect from them. This will give you a better idea as to what to expect and how to prepare for the recovery phase as well.
How Many Times Have You Performed This Procedure?
The last thing you want is to work with a surgeon who is inexperienced with your procedure. Even if a surgeon has completed thousands of plastic surgeries, finding one who has specific experience with the one you’re contemplating (such as a facelift) is a must. An experienced and board certified facial plastic surgeon should be able to tell you exactly how many of a facelift or rhinoplasty surgery he or she has performed.
What Type of Anesthesia Will You Provide?
Finally, understand the type of anesthesia you’ll be placed under during your procedure and before any incision takes place; generally, finding a board certified facial plastic surgeon who can perform facelift or eyelid lift by administer local anesthesia and twilight sedation is your best option. This way, you can be sedated yet conscious during the surgery, but won’t feel any pain.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic and ENT surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facial and nasal surgery. He is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).
Dr. Kevin Sadati has over a decade of experience in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as nose and sinus surgery. He has become one of the most sought after Newport Beach and Orange County facelift, rhinoplasty, neck and face liposuction as well as sinus surgery specialists.
No matter what type of cosmetic procedure you’re considering, if you’re looking for a reputable and experienced surgeon in the Newport Beach or Orange County area, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati.