Lessons We’ve Learned Over the Years From Our Plastic Surgery Patients
Part of our responsibility as plastic surgeons is educating our patients about the cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that we perform. However, one thing that has become very clear through our many years of performing plastic surgery is that our patients also have plenty of things to teach us as well. We have always thought of plastic surgery as a collaborative process that requires working together, doctor and patient, to determine the best possible surgical path for each and every patient. So with this in mind, we wanted to take a moment to discuss a few of the most important lessons we have learned from our patients through the years.
Lesson #1: Maximizing the Consultation
It’s a fact that every patient who comes into our office is truly unique. Even patients with similar body types who are interested in undergoing the same cosmetic procedure might ultimately have different aesthetic preferences and goals. This is why we take our pre-surgery consultation appointments so seriously. During these appointments, we take the time necessary to get to know our patients (including their unique personalities and medical histories) and address any and all questions or concerns they may have in order to determine the ideal surgery for each patient. In the long run, we’ve found that our patients appreciate this more personable, hands-on approach to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Lesson #2: Adaptability is Critical
We perform many different procedures and are willing and able to adapt to the specific preferences of each patient we see. For instance, the plastic surgeons here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery offer different technique variations for certain cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that may better assist some of our patients. For example, this includes offering different types of liposuction procedures or breast reconstruction that each provide their own unique benefits.
Lesson #3: Take Note of the Changing Landscape
When you’ve been performing cosmetic procedures as long as we have, you see no shortage of trends come and go. However, in order to provide our patients with the safest, most helpful and educated recommendations regarding their procedure, it’s important for us to stay up to date with current societal preferences and aesthetic trends. We are also adamant about adopting new plastic surgery technologies when they become available as long as we believe that they meet our standards and can truly help our patients.
Here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we intend to continue taking these lessons to heart in order to provide each of our patients with the best plastic surgery experience possible. For more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment at one of our Atlanta area locations, contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery. And don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips and news and much more.