Cosmetic surgery is an exciting yet significant decision. The plastic surgeon that you select to create your life-changing results should be one that you trust. They should make you feel comfortable in addition to offering the training and certification that guarantees your ideal results.
Be Thorough, Organized, and Curious
It is a good idea to create a dedicated folder or notebook in which you can record your notes, jot down any questions, and reference comparisons. It is important to speak with more than just one or two doctors before making your choice, as the more information you have about each practitioner, the more well-informed your ultimate decision will be.
The Ideal Evaluation Tools
Being organized and efficient when picking out a plastic surgeon for your upcoming procedure will yield a seamless, stress-free treatment experience. There can be a lot of information to take in, and keeping track of everything can be something of a challenge when you find yourself actually in the room and speaking with a potential doctor. Here are some of the ways you can keep yourself organized and directed when speaking with various surgeons:
- Have a list of questions prepared in advance, but do not hesitate to ask anything that pops into your head during your conversation.
- Set yourself up with a dedicated folder or binder in which you can keep all your information.
- Make a short list of specific procedures that you would like to learn more about.
- Bring photographs of individuals who display your cosmetic ideals to give your potential surgeon an idea of the results you seek.
A Personal Connection
Every client considering plastic surgery should feel good about the surgeon they select. They should first of all feel that the surgeon is the most qualified to perform their procedures, and secondly that he genuinely hears their concerns and answers all questions freely. Dr. Pruitt believes that every patient should feel as though they “connect” with their plastic surgeon. He urges clients to take their time, to have a discussion of their goals and the possibilities involved for their future. It should be a relaxed and pleasant experience to explore the various options available to achieve beautiful surgical results. Dr. Pruitt will always be realistic about the advantages and limitations of any surgical procedure so that you can make informed choices.
Why Certification Matters
Board certification matters, and it should be emphasized that your surgeon should always have certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only entity that is officially recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and it indicates that a surgeon has received extensive training in plastic surgery, has passed a number of challenging exams, and can offer you an exceptionally high level of skill.
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Trust and Comfort are Key
While it should go without saying, you only have one face. It is important that you are careful when deciding whom you will trust with your care. You should be on the lookout for a practitioner who makes you feel comfortable and puts your mind at ease.
Dr. Pruitt takes pride in personally performing all surgical procedures. He does not allow medical students, residents, fellows, or other doctors to perform any part of any surgery. When you are ready to learn more about what Dr. Pruitt and his team can do for you, simply reach out to his Dallas location and set up your consultation today.