How To Choose Your Plastic Surgeon

Are you worried about how your breasts will look after breast cancer surgery? The breast and plastic surgeons at Constructive Plastic Surgery in Garden City, NY, and Trumbull, CT, Dr. Anke Ott Young, Dr. Mary Pronovost, and Dr. Christine Hodyl, can help you explore the options for reconstruction.

4 questions to ask when choosing a plastic surgeon

If you're considering plastic surgery to enhance your appearance after breast cancer treatment, you'll want to keep these questions in mind when meeting with a plastic surgeon in Garden City, NY, or Trumbull, CT:

  • Are You Board Certified?: Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery is particularly important when selecting a plastic surgeon. Board-certified surgeons must pass a rigorous examination that tests their diagnostic and clinical abilities. Surgeons who have this certification have demonstrated knowledge in plastic surgery techniques and procedures.
  • How Often Do You Perform This Type of Surgery?: It makes sense to choose a surgeon with extensive experience performing the type of surgery you need. Find out what types of surgery the surgeon performs regularly, and ask how long she has been a surgeon.
  • Can You Show Me the Results I Can Expect?: Realistic expectations are important no matter what type of surgery you're considering. The plastic surgeon should be able to show you photos that will give you an idea of what your breasts will look like after surgery and discuss the healing and recovery process.
  • Do You Accept My Insurance?: In addition to asking about the insurance plans your surgeon accepts, make sure the doctor's staff has experience helping patients obtain approvals from health insurance companies.

It's also important to consider your impression of the plastic surgeon. Do you feel comfortable trusting your surgery to her? Did she answer all of your questions completely? What about her staff? Are they friendly and helpful? If you are uncomfortable with a surgeon, you may be reluctant to share concerns or discuss medical issues that could affect the outcome of your surgery.

Would you like to schedule a visit with the plastic surgeon at Constructive Plastic Surgery? Call (516) 742-3404 to make an appointment with the Garden City, NY, or Trumbull, CT, offices of Dr. Ott Young, Dr. Provonost, and Dr. Hodyl.

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