114 E 71st St # 1w, New York, NY 10021

(212) 226-0677

43 Questions You Need to Ask During Your Consultation:

43 Questions

1- What made you decide to become a cosmetic plastic surgeon?
2- How long have you been practicing as a cosmetic plastic surgeon?
3- Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? If so, how long?
4- When are you required to take your recertification exam? If not required,when are you planning to selectively take an exam?
5- What was your medical specialty before you chose to practice Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?
6- Have you been disciplined by a board or by the state?
7- What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
8- How may [insert procedure here] have you performed?
9- How many revisions of your own work, on average do you perform?
10- Have you or would you be willing to perform this procedure on a loved one of a family member?
11- Would there be any reason that I would not be a good candidate for this surgery?
12- What are the complications of this particular procedure?
13- Are there other techniques, newer ones perhaps, that I am not aware of?
14- How long to you recommend I take off from work, school, etc. to heal properly?
15- Will there be much pain?
16- What types of medications will I be given and which pain medications do you normally prescribe?
17- Do you perform surgeries with the patient under general, light, sleep sedation? Which do you prefer and why?
18- I have heard that general anesthesia makes the patient sick to their stomach, is this true? What can you do to lessen its effect?
19- Do you have a patient referrer list so that I may contact one of your past patients and speak to them?
20- Do you have many repeat patients and referrals?
21- How many of these procedures do you perform, on average, annually?
22- Will there be much bruising or swelling?
23- When should I expect to look normal again?
24- Will I have to scar? If so, how bad will it be?
25- Do you have hospital privileges, should I choose to undergo my procedure in a hospital?
26- Will I have an anesthetist or a doctor of anesthesiology if I have general anesthesia?
27- What are side effects possible with [insert procedure here] ?
28- What tips do you have for me to ease some discomfort and pain?
29- Must I abide by any special diet, both pre-operatively as post-operatively?
30- Will this have any effects on my surgery, anesthesia, or recovery?
31- Will this have any effects on my surgery, anesthesia, or recovery?
32- What would you do if I had a complication?
33- If my results are not what I wanted, what is your policy on revisions? Can I have that in writing?
34- Do you believe my expectations can be met?
35- What if I change my mind and back out, will my money be refunded?
36- If I have an emergency the night after surgery, what should I do?
37- If an emergency arises, will you be the attending physician?
38- If I have stitches, when will they come out?
39- Are there any hidden costs that I should know about? For lab work, post- operative check-ups, additional medications, compression garments?
40- If I need anything after hours, how will I be able to get in touch with you or your staff?
41- What is your protocol for post-op care?
42- Do you offer to finance? Do you expect full payment up front? Can I pay in increments?
43- When will I be able to walk, exercise, run or participate in contact sports?

To schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation, and get your
questions answered by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, just call our
office at:

Kenneth R. Francis, MD
114 E 71st St #1w, New York, NY 10021
(212) 226-0677

The information provided on this website is intended for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content of this website should not be used for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment. Readers are advised to consult with Kenneth R. Francis, MD

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