Busting Some Plastic Surgery Myths: Part 2
Yesterday this space featured a blog on three plastic surgery myths. Today we deal with three more.
4. Don’t ask your plastic surgeon tough questions – it is disrespectful
When you are deciding which plastic surgeon to choose, you can schedule free consultations to talk to each surgeon. By all means take a list of tough questions with you and note down the answers (briefly, as all surgeons are very busy people). It is entirely appropriate to ask questions about the cosmetic surgeon’s background and qualifications – in fact it is essential for your own safety.
Ask whether the surgeon has ever had his or her license suspended, or has ever been sued for medical malpractice. (Don’t be put off by one or two such legal claims, because there are so many frivolous lawsuits.) All capable and reputable cosmetic surgeons will be happy to answer these questions, as they are confident of their abilities and track record.
5. Don’t ask to speak with a cosmetic surgeon’s previous patients
If the surgeon you are interviewing is reluctant to give you any contact information of previous patients, that is a warning sign. A reputable cosmetic surgeon will have a lot of satisfied patients who have already given their permission to be contacted by new patients.
When you are trying to choose your cosmetic surgeon, speaking to previous patients is an excellent way to learn about each surgeon. Please see the statements from some of Dr. Rai’s previous patients concerning nine cosmetic surgery procedures that we offer.
6. An extreme makeover is a routine plastic surgery procedure
“Reality” TV is not necessarily realistic – it is primarily entertainment. Regardless of what you may have seen in any such shows, each makeover is customized and carefully planned for you alone. Your makeover would be based on your concerns and goals and on your cosmetic surgeon’s informed recommendations. We offer “Mommy Makeovers” to help you restore your youthful proportions, and will be happy to work with you on any other makeover focus you may have.
Please see our page on Dr. Rai’s Training and Credentials for details on his background and experience. He is highly regarded in the community and always in demand for radio and television appearances.
To set up your personal consultation, please contact our cosmetic surgery office today.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...