How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a plastic surgeon is one of the most important decisions that a cosmetic surgery patient may ever make. Even elective surgeries present great risks and should be carefully considered and taken very seriously. Your surgeon should be board certified in plastic surgery and should also have all the necessary hospital privileges prior to performing your procedures. Do not be afraid to ask your surgeon about his or her training, experience and relationships with the hospital.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Semlacher, he will ask you about your cosmetic goals and discuss which surgery you are considering and what your expectations are. It is always our goal to provide you with the beautiful results that you desire. However, Dr. Semlacher will be very candid with you and let you know if there is any reason that your desired result cannot be realistically achieved. He will also review your entire health history in order to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery or if the procedure you desire is the best surgery for unique health situation.
Some of the questions you should ask of Dr. Semlacher or any plastic surgeon prior to agreeing to surgery include:
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- How long will my surgery take?
- What type of anesthesia is used?
- What is the recovery time?
- What are the risks involved?
- How will you manage complications?
- How soon can I return to work?
- How much will this surgery cost and when is payment expected?
Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Roy A. Semlacher and learn which cosmetic procedures may be right for accomplishing your goals.