When choosing a facial plastic surgeon for your facelift, rhinoplasty or other facial plastic surgery, medical credentials and experience are, of course, highly important. However, beyond these qualifications, how do you narrow your search to find the best fit for your specific situation?
Ask yourself these three questions when meeting with a new facial plastic surgeon and let your intuition guide your decision.
Are You Able to Develop a Friendly Rapport?
At your consultation, you should feel comfortable talking with your facial plastic surgeon and asking him or her questions.
If you get an uneasy feeling or feel as though you can’t freely ask questions, this might not be the best fit for you.
Is the Office Clean and Inviting?
Make a mental note of what the office looks and feels like in general. Is it clean and well-organized? Are staff members friendly, inviting and willing to answer any questions you have? Your facial plastic surgeon’s office should feel like a relaxing, welcoming environment.
What Does Your Gut Say?
We have gut instincts for a reason — don’t ignore them! If you leave your consultation feeling positive and confident in the ability of this facial plastic surgeon to give you the results you’re looking for, this is a good sign. On the other hand, a tentative or uneasy feeling about your recent visit could be a red flag.