Even though the cosmetic surgery procedures Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin offers are all safe and commonly performed, any surgery is a significant decision. Cosmetic surgeons have incredible responsibility. Patients trust them, and a cosmetic surgeon should never betray that trust. That’s why choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is so important.
Fortunately, most cosmetic surgeons offer a consultation, which is your chance to meet the doctor face-to-face and speak with him about your circumstances. You should use this opportunity to ask direct questions of the cosmetic surgeon and gain some real insight into the doctor and his practice.
How Much Relevant Experience Do You Have?
All a doctor needs to perform a cosmetic procedure is a medical license and a license from the state in which he practices. So it’s not enough to merely know that the doctor occasionally performs the procedure you’re considering. You need a cosmetic surgeon with significant experience with your procedure.
- How many times has the doctor performed the procedure?
- What is the doctor’s safety record in this procedure?
- What off-hours training and certification does the doctor have in relevant areas?
In short, make sure that when you leave the office, you’re satisfied that the doctor is experienced with what you need.
Dr. Crispin has years of experience with all of the procedures he offers.
How Will My Procedure Go? What about Recovery?
Related to questions of experience, ask the prospective cosmetic surgeon to walk you through the procedure and what you can expect during the recovery process.
- What happens during the procedure?
- What will the recovery process be like?
- Will you need a ride home after the procedure, or can you drive yourself?
- How long will you be off work?
- How long will you have to wear any bandages or coverings?
A cosmetic surgeon with years of experience, like Dr. Crispin, will be able to walk you through the entire process in a thorough, understandable fashion.
Are You Board Certified?
You want a board certified plastic surgeon performing your procedure, not someone who lacks experience and credentials or a doctor who specializes in a different field who only occasionally performs cosmetic procedures. When a doctor is board certified, he’s proving to you that he has completed a difficult set of objectives and stays up-to-date on the latest developments in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Crispin is a board certified plastic surgeon.
Of course, you can’t find out everything you need from one consultation. Do your research. Investigate the cosmetic surgeon’s website, paying special attention to the before and after galleries that show you what he has achieved in the past.
If you’re looking for an experienced, capable cosmetic surgeon in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please contact Mark E. Crispin, MD, PC today to schedule a consultation.