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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. You’re likely to make the right choice when you combine extensive research with your own instincts about the surgeon and staff.


Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation