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Five Questions to Ask Surgeons Before Getting Cosmetic Surgery

For most, the decision to get cosmetic surgery is often the result of many months or even years of consideration. However, after you’ve made your choice, being fully informed of the steps involved and the surgeons’ qualifications is essential.

The following five questions are things that you should consider asking surgeons before going through with plastic surgery.

How Much Experience Do the Surgeons Have?

Plastic surgery success is dependent upon your surgeon’s experience and training. Never be afraid to question potential surgeons about their education, accomplishments, professional memberships and past experience with the specific procedure you want. Qualified surgeons will not mind answering any questions you have.

Do They Have any Before and After Pictures?

After asking cosmetic surgeons about their experience with your desired procedure, request to see several before and after photos of other patients who have had the same surgery. Examine the images closely for signs of photo editing.

How Safe is this Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Some people are concerned with the safety of surgical procedures, and for good reason. With any surgery, there are potential risks and complications that could arise during and following the procedure. A good surgeon will inform you of all of the risks and potential complications and what he/she will do to reduce that risk to you. Ask questions and request clarification if anything confuses you at any time.

How Much will the Procedure Cost?

Cost is a factor for many Americans, especially during the current economic climate. It’s not just the cost of the procedure that you should be aware of; there are other costs, such as after-care and downtime from work during the recovery process. Some surgeons offer financing, so find out about the different payment options available. In some situations, your insurance may cover a portion of the procedure.

What Type of Aftercare is Involved?

Finally, qualified surgeons will offer extensive aftercare, which will include pain medication, monitoring and dressing changes. Additionally, you should receive instructions on what to do in case of an emergency or complication at home and how to care for yourself after the surgery.

Following the above tips will help you select the right surgeon for your cosmetic surgery procedure and receive the best care possible. Also, don’t forget to follow your instinct about a doctor. If you don’t particularly like the surgeon you’re speaking with, it’s not likely you’ll feel comfortable during the procedure.

Know what Parabens are and how to avoid them

Parabens are a group of chemicals that are used by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry as a preservative. They can be very effective in certain types of products. The paraben salts and the paraben compounds are used mostly for the fungicidal and bactericidal properties. You will find the parabens can be commonly found in shampoos, shaving gels, moisturizers, spray tanning solutions, toothpaste and make-up. They can also be used as food additives.

In the body parabens can mime hormones disrupting the endocrine system. A high life long exposure can increase the risk of breast cancer. The body does not break down synthetic estrogen very well which may cause it to build up in the fat cells which include breast tissue. Parabens have also been known to cause a decrease in sperm levels.

Our practice urges men and women alike to choose their skin care products wisely. They suggest that you know the names of all parabens so it is easier for you to avoid them. Stay away from all products that contain parabens and choose your products that are naturally made from plant extracts. Read all of the labels on the products that you buy to insure the products you choose are paraben free.

Your best weapon for avoiding unwanted parabens is knowledge. Know what products you are buying and their ingredients. Book an appointment with your favorite dermatologist a tour practice to find out what specific products are best for you and your skin needs.

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