March 21, 2024

What Are The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Surgery?

The decision to have plastic surgery is not simple and it may raise a lot of questions for potential patients. These questions may be what happens before surgery, during, or after it. All these processes are important so it is important to have the proper knowledge. 

At Medical Tourism in Albania, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible and to ask any questions they might have. Furthermore, we have included some of the most common questions we face and consider important regarding cosmetic surgery in Albania that you should take a look at.

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What Professional Qualifications And Affiliations Do You Have? 

The surgeon’s professional qualifications and affiliations are very important when it comes to deciding the one that will carry out your surgery. You can find this out just by asking your surgeon as most of them have their certificates in their walls. 

We encourage our patients to ask us any questions they might have and also about our staff’s qualifications. It is important to know if the ones taking care of you are properly trained to do so or not. Our main priority is to make our patients feel as comfortable and safe as possible when they come to Medical Tourism in Albania and feel good about their choice. 

How Many Times Have You Performed This Particular Procedure?

Once more, don’t worry about offending a doctor by questioning the number of times they have carried out the treatment you are thinking of having done. Our experts are always delighted to talk with patients about how many times they have completed a certain kind of operation. You are entrusting these experts with your well-being, safety, and appearance. You have every right to ask about his or her degree of experience doing a certain procedure. 

Where Will My Procedure Be Performed?

Asking where the procedure will take place is another important factor to consider. While some treatments may take place in hospitals other ones can be done in a clinic setting. This will depend on the degree of the surgery and the needs of the client. We recommend you to ask your doctor before surgery just to be sure. 

image illustrating the amazing results of a double chin liposuction in Albania

Do You Have Before-And-After Photos For Each Procedure That I Could Look At?

Taking a look at before and after pictures of previous clients can be very helpful especially if they have had the same issues or body type as you. This way it will be much simpler for you to see if this specific surgeon will provide you with what you need and will be able to offer the results you require. Looking at these pictures will help you understand what the results will possibly show up. However, we recommend our patients not set specific expectations because everyone is different. 

How Many Preoperative Appointments Are Necessary?

Three to seven days before your operation, you will schedule a “pre-op” appointment with your cosmetic surgeon. In the meantime, your surgeon will go over your medical history, run blood and EKG testing, address any questions you may have, describe the proposed treatment, and answer them. So they will confirm that you can commit completely and that you are aware of the time frame from the moment you schedule your treatment to the last follow-up session. 

What Other Medical Staff Will Assist With My Procedure?

It’s also critical to understand the variety of experience and competence of everyone who will be assisting with your surgical treatment including the anesthesia or if any student is going to be present. You have the right to know and even to not accept the treatment if you don’t believe the ones present in the surgery are not competent. 

At Medical Tourism in Albania, every staff member is properly trained and qualified to carry out the procedure so you should not worry about anything if you have any questions about them we are ready to answer you. 

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What Type Of Anesthesia Will Be Used For My Procedure?

Usually, three types of anesthesia options can be used in your surgery. The first one is local anesthesia which usually numbs only a part of your body and is used in small procedures. You won’t feel anything in the area that will undergo surgery but you will be awake and aware of what is happening. 

Regional anesthesia is the second type of anesthesia. Although this also just numbs a section of the body, a larger amount of the body is numb due to the fact that it is delivered via the nerves that supply that piece of the body with feeling. The kind of anesthesia used during delivery is called regional anesthesia.  

General anesthesia is the last form of anesthesia and the one that is most frequently used in operations involving cosmetic surgery. This is how unconsciousness is brought on during surgery. You can talk in-depth about different levels of general anesthesia with your prospective plastic surgeon. Every time a procedure is performed, we go over the kind of anesthesia that will be used with our patients and address any concerns they may have. 

Is There Anything I Should Do Before The Procedure?

You and your plastic surgeon should talk over any pre-operative instructions, such as stopping your skincare regimen the day before the treatment, avoiding certain types of food, or dropping a few kilograms before deciding on a body contouring procedure. After that, think about how they could impact your daily activities. However, every detail of the procedure will be discussed before, and feel free to ask them any question that you might have regarding what to do and not to do before the treatment. 

How Long Will It Take For Me To See The Results?

Like the treatment itself, almost every plastic surgeon will tell you that the recovery period is specific to the patient. However, there are broad timeframes that might assist you in understanding when the procedure will start to show results and when you can expect to see the final results. Make a commitment to yourself to be more patient during these treatments. While some surgeries provide effects right once, others may take a year or longer to show their effects completely. 

What Are The Risks Associated With This Procedure?

As you might know, every surgical procedure whether it is done for a medical reason or for cosmetic purposes has some side effects involved. These side effects can be minimal just as swelling, bruising, and some type of discomfort and pain. These are manageable but however, you should still be aware. 

Serious complications however will be rare and most likely it will involve bleeding and infection. All this information will be discussed with the surgeon along with the side effects of anesthesia and the success rate of the cosmetic procedure of your choice. In Medical Tourism in Albania, we have delivered great results and none of our patients have had any issues with their treatments making us very reliable when it comes to cosmetic procedures. 

Doctor's appointment before plastic surgery in Albania

Additional Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Provider

While experience and qualifications are clearly important factors in the decision-making process, it’s also important to consider factors like a provider’s personality, bedside manner, and practice. When deciding who to schedule your treatment with, take into account the following factors even if the physician fulfills all the boxes above. 

Do You Feel Comfortable With The Doctor?

Although he or she shouldn’t be your best buddy, the doctor should make you feel comfortable while you are at their clinic. Not only should the doctor (ideally) address all of your concerns and requests, but also take into account your feelings during the initial consultation. Making the decision to have any procedure—even an optional one—done is a huge one, and you should feel respected and in control the whole time. 

Are You Comfortable With The Practice And Facilities?

Feeling comfortable at the dental office is very important when it comes to having a procedure done. Notice factors like how long they keep you waiting, do you feel like they are paying enough attention to you, and whether the clinic is clean or not. It is important to feel comfortable with the staff that will surround you and the clinic. This way you will feel safer and more determined if this is the right way to go. 

Is The Provider’s Staff Professional And Courteous?

In all honesty, you will most likely communicate with the practice staff more than the doctor. Notice how the whole staff interacts with you, from the receptionist to the nurses, and how they communicate with the provider. You will get insight into the type of care you may anticipate before, during, and following your surgery from all of this.

Important questions you should ask your surgeon in Albania

Why Are These Questions Important? 

Higher satisfaction ratings with the results are reported by patients who engage in active talks with their surgeons. Increased trust and confidence in the chosen technique result from open and honest conversations between the patient and the doctor. The greatest method for you to lower the possibility of medical mistakes and raise your level of satisfaction with a procedure is to be well-informed about what will happen and what you can do to improve the whole experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is very suitable for patients who feel like their facial characteristics make them look older than they actually are or who are not pleased with some of their features. It is always a good idea to know what you want and to have an idea of what you request, even though this might change. Our surgeons will provide natural results to match your facial features as much as possible. We don’t like to make our patients look the same so we offer them our professional opinion on what would look better. 

One example when cosmetic surgery would be needed might be someone who desires a different-shaped nose, larger or smaller breasts, less “sagging” in the face and neck, or fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. In order to achieve their objectives, the patient should collaborate with their physician and be aware of the dangers and limitations associated with the procedure.

What Procedure Do You Think Is Best For Me?

Be prepared to talk about your concerns and goals when you see a plastic surgeon. With this information, the plastic surgeon may then determine what operation is best for you and ask more questions.

While it can seem strange for a patient to ask what the right treatment for them is instead of just expressing what they want, the reality is that everybody is unique. The best course of action for a patient may not be the same as what worked well for their buddy, for example, when it comes to breast augmentation they might just need a breast lift.  

What Happens If I Am Not Satisfied With The Outcome Of The Procedure?

Choosing a plastic surgeon might be quite difficult if you are unsure of what to expect. To help you imagine possible results, a cosmetic surgeon should be able to show you a comprehensive photo portfolio of their work, preferably someone who has a similar body shape or facial features as you. 

Sometimes, nevertheless, a procedure’s results could not meet the patient’s expectations. Because of this, it’s important to have reasonable expectations regarding the results of your surgery. If this hypothetical problem should arise, it’s crucial to find out how the plastic surgeon would handle it. A skilled plastic surgeon should be able to talk about the following aspects of their post-surgery patient satisfaction strategy:

  • Expressing the procedure’s expectations.
  • What to anticipate from recovery schedules.
  • Possible actions to take if the patient feels unhappy with the results.

What Is The Difference Between Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is used to alter the body’s natural structures in an effort to boost self-esteem and look. Because cosmetic surgery is optional, health insurance often does not cover it.

Reconstructive surgery on the other hand is used to treat aberrant bodily structures brought on by illness, trauma, infection, tumors, developmental anomalies, and birth defects. Reconstructive surgery is often done to restore function, however, it can also be done to closely resemble a normal appearance.

What Is The Minimum Age Requirement For Consultations And Procedures?

The minimum age needed for a consultation or cosmetic procedure at Medical Tourism in Albania is eighteen years old. This is due to the fact that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is a big choice that should only be undertaken by those who are mature enough to fully understand the advantages, disadvantages, and consequences of the process.

Adolescence also brings about a number of changes to the body, so it’s crucial to give yourself enough time for growth and development before thinking about cosmetic surgery. It is usually advised to have a consultation with a plastic surgeon who has the right qualifications. This professional can assess your circumstances and offer advice about whether this surgery is necessary given your age and requirements.



Meet Jessica, the compassionate website publisher with a passion for medical tourism, medical procedures, plastic surgery, and uncovering the wonders of Albania. Through her informative and eloquent writing, she guides and empowers readers to make informed decisions about healthcare and explore the beauty of this enchanting country. Let Jessica be your trusted source for all things related to health, travel, and self-discovery.

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