Undergoing any type of surgery can be nerve-wracking, whether it’s an elective procedure or not. Patients worry about pre-operative procedures, pain levels, whether the surgery will be effective and how much recovery time is anticipated. All of this can add up to anxiety for the patient.
Dr. Lewis believes in making sure each and every patient is as prepared as possible before they book a plastic surgery procedure. Less anxiety and more reassurance for the patient can make for a smoother experience overall.
The staff at Lewis Plastic Surgery believe that no question is too small or too big to be asked. We want our patients to feel empowered and confident when making the choice to undergo plastic surgery. Whatever question you might have, please feel free to ask it. That’s what we’re here for.
What to keep in mind when considering plastic surgery
Before booking your procedure, here are a few things to keep in mind: It’s important for a patient to have realistic expectations, to be fully aware of the full cost of the procedure, to be fully aware of any risks that might go along with the procedure, what to expect during the procedure itself and recovery and to be aware of any side effects (physical or otherwise) of the procedure.
- Realistic Expectations: The outcome of a plastic surgery procedure may vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure. A patient should anticipate that their chosen area for surgery will be improved, although not necessarily perfect. While Hollywood celebrities often seem perfect after surgery, this perception can be damaging for potential plastic surgery patients, and may set them up for the expectation of unrealistic results. The patient should be aware of this and keep their expectations to a more realistic level. Dr. Lewis provides all of his patients with realistic before-and-after photos so that patients can see a realistic representation of what they can expect.
- The Full Cost: This is obviously a very important factor in the plastic surgery world. Patients should be aware of the full cost of the procedure before committing to it, including what portions their insurance will and will not cover. Dr. Lewis and his staff believe in complete transparency when it comes to patient pricing. While the prices at Lewis Plastic Surgery are competitive, prospective patients should be completely aware of the cost prior to surgery.
- Aware of Possible Complications: Plastic surgery is surgery, and as with any type of surgical procedure, there are risks. Not only should patients be fully aware of the risks associated with the surgery, they should also be aware that there is a chance of dissatisfaction associated with plastic surgery. This relates to being fully aware of your expectations with regards to your cosmetic procedure.
- What to Expect: Being aware of all of the steps required in the process of the surgery helps a patient feel more in control and less anxious about the procedure. From pre-operative treatments to post-operative recovery, knowing the procedure step by step is beneficial for the patients so that they can be as prepared as possible.
If you are contemplating a cosmetic procedure, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Lewis at Lewis Plastic Surgery today. He’ll be sure that all of your questions are answered and that you are fully aware and prepared for the procedure.
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