Dr. Bartell encourages you to do your homework
Dr. Bartell encourages anyone thinking about cosmetic body re-contouring to do their homework. Dr. Bartell recommends interviewing several plastic surgeons and ask the following questions.
Question 1 – Board Certification
- Is the surgeon board-certified in plastic surgery?
Question 2 – Number of Procedures
- How many of the procedure you’re interested in has he/she performed?
Question 3 – Portfolio of Results
- What are your results? Can I see before and after pictures of your patients?
Question 4 – Accreditation of Surgery Facility
- Where will the procedure be performed? Is the surgery center fully accredited?
Question 5 – Postoperative Care
- What kind of postoperative care will I receive? Who will I be able to contact if there’s a problem?
Finding answers to these questions will give you a better understanding of a plastic surgeon’s work, environment and patient care.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bartell and ask him these 5 questions.
6 Red Flags When Interviewing Plastic Surgeons
When considering plastic surgery it’s important to do your research. Here are some guidelines and cautions…
UNABLE TO SHOW YOU “BEFORE” & “AFTER” PHOTOS
Be cautious if surgeon gives excuses why they can’t show you solid visual evidence of their experience.
WON’T PROVIDE NUMBERS OF RECENT SURGERIES
Be cautious if surgery figures from the last 12 months are not available.
RECOMMENDS A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SAY IT’S “BETTER”
Be cautious if surgeon doesn’t fully explain reasons for recommendation or fails to fully address your concerns.
SURGEON KEEPS YOU WAITING AND/OR SPENDS LITTLE TIME WITH YOU
Unfortunately, double booking appointments and brief consultation timeslots are common practices in large, multi-specialty clinics.
SURGEON IS PART OF GROUP PRACTICE THAT SHARES POST-SURGERY CALLS
If you have a question or an issue after your surgery, you want to talk to your doctor—not a doctor you don’t know and doesn’t know you. In “Shared Call” practices that often isn’t possible.
BOTTOM LINE: YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE SURGEON
You don’t have to compromise. Your decision is important. It’s your health. If you’re unsure—trust your gut.
YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON SHOULD ALWAYS…
- Listen to your concerns
- Understand your desires
- Personally provide satisfied results