A Comprehensive Guide to Your Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS 12 East 88th Street New York, NY 10128 (212) 987-4700 212-987-4217 fax
Do Some Homework • Study the procedure • Research on prominent medical wesbites such as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRPS) • Vet your surgeon’s qualifications Qualified surgeons have nothing to hide
Questions to Ask About the Surgeon • How many years practicing? • How are you continuing Education? • Where do you operate? Is it properly accredited? • How regularly do you perform this procedure?
About the Procedure • What is the overview? • What in-surgery decisions do you have to make? • What follow-up services are available? • What fees are included in the quoted estimate? What about the operating and anesthesia fees?
Before and After Photos • Look at patients who had that procedure • Review patients that have similar features to you • Look for results that please you • If you see results you do not like, ask surgeon about it • Critical- surgeon’s aesthetic sensibility matches your vision and goals
Trust Your Instincts Cosmetic surgery affects your emotions as well as your physical appearance. Find a surgeon and staff with whom you feel completely comfortable. Request multiple visits before surgery if necessary to overcome any hesitation. Youâ€™re likely to make the right choice when you combine extensive research with your own instincts about the surgeon and staff.