This list is not exhausted, you should feel that you can ask any number of questions that make you feel safe and sure of the procedure and surgeon you are considering.
1) What is your experience of doing this type of cosmetic surgery?
2) What kind of operations do you mostly carry out?
3) How many of this particular operation do you carry out each year?
4) What are your success rates for this operation?
5) What is the rate of complications that you experience with this kind of operation?
6) Do you have any additional certification/qualifications that make you more experienced in performing this operation? Are you a member of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)?
7) Can I see some “before and after” photographs?
8) Can I speak to any of your past patients?
9) What care can I can expect post operation (after plastic surgery)?
10) Who will look after me?
11) How long will I need to be home/off from work for recovery?
12) What happens if something goes wrong? What if I'm not pleased with the result?
13) How much will it cost, including my aftercare? Will it cost extra to have further treatment if something goes wrong?
14) Will I need at home after the operation? How long will I need help for?
15) How long before I can go back to work?
16) Will I have restrictions on my normal activities after the operation? Will I be able to shower, bath, climb stairs, exercise, have sex?
17) When will I need to come back for a follow up appointment?
18) If you are considering breast implants, what type of implant would be used?
19) What is the track record for that type of breast implant?
20) Where could I find more information about that type of breast implant?
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