Oct 25

Do Research on Your Plastic Surgeon BEFORE Surgery!

Research + Plastic Surgery + Columbus Ohio

by James D. McMahan, MD

Waiting until after your procedure is way too late to start investigating who your plastic surgeon is. 

We have all heard the adage that "Fact is stranger than fiction.' That may be truer with plastic surgery in Columbus, Ohio than anywhere else. 

Here is one of the cray stories I just heard from a patient who recently came into my office. 

Plastic Surgery in Columbus OhioA very pleasant, middle-aged female recently came in to see me for a consultation after signing up for surgery at a facility that uses a nationally branded scheme to lure in patients.  She had spent the vast majority of her time during her consultation there with a sales person, who is the one who decided what procedures she needed....Not a physician or person with ANY medical training! She say the Doctor (who lives almost an hour away) for only FIVE minutes. It was a very high-pressure sales job that she succumed to but smartly came in for a second opinion.  She was given a cost quote for liposuction of multiple areas (some where she literally has no fat!) all of which were the same cost per area (almost $2000 each!) with an additional charge for 'skin excision' but not a real tummy tuck which is the precedure that she really needs.  

She was told that she will be awake during the surgery and may have some pain, as she will feel some of it.  General surgery was not given as an anesthesia option.  She was also considering a breast procedure but they do not do breast surgery so she had to go elsewhere for that. What kind of real plastic surgeon does not perform breast surgery?!?!

If you feel pressured during a consultation (such as being offered an 'emplyee discount' of a big discount if you pay before the end of the month - both of which she was given), go somewhere else.  

Make sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Anesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  Do your homework before your procedure. 

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