Cosmetic Surgery Checklist
|Acadiana Aesthetic Surgeons||Dr. Delatte||Dr. Mes||Dr. St. Hilaire|
|The Surgeon's Credentials|
|Specializes mainly in aesthetic plastic surgery||Yes||Yes|
|Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery||Yes||Yes|
|American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)||Yes||Yes|
|Candidate member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)||Yes||Yes|
|Additional credentials for continuing education from AMA, ASPS, ASAPS||Yes||Yes|
|Privileges at major area hospitals to perform the procedure of interest||Yes||Yes|
|Participates in continuing education for his/her specialty||Yes||Yes|
|Before and After photos||Yes||Yes|
|Extensive pre-operative and post-operative educational materials||Yes||Yes|
|Actual implants and garments available to "try on" a new breast size||Yes||Yes|
|Fee quoted includes surgeon's fee, anesthesia, operating facility, implants, pre and post-operative visits with doctor||Yes||Yes|
|Extensive pre/post operative printed information for patient review||Yes||Yes|
|Fully accredited surgery facilities||Yes||Yes|
|Licensed by the State Department of Health||Yes||Yes|
|Licensed anesthesiologists to administer general anesthesia||Yes||Yes|
|Staffed by experienced individuals hand-picked by the surgeon||Yes||Yes|
|Overnight stay program for patients needing longer recovery care||Yes||Yes|
|Inclusive visits by a skilled plastic surgery staff member: Registered Nurse||Yes||Yes|
|Comprehensive skin care program with doctor-referred products||Yes||Yes|
|Experienced Aesthetician providing skin care as needed after surgery||Yes||Yes|
Other Considerations in choosing a plastic surgeon:
- Did the surgeon spend time with you discussing your motivations and goals?
- Is the surgeon experienced in performing this type of surgery?
- Did the surgeon answer all questions in a language you could understand?
- Was the physician warm, caring, and understanding?
- Were reception areas and exam rooms clean and neat?
- Were office staff members friendly, professional, and knowledgeable?
Finally... Ask yourself how you felt after the initial consultation. The level of communication with your physician and his staff, as well as the confidence the surgeon inspires, are vital to the success of your surgery.