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  • Stephen J. Delatte, M.D.
    (337) 269-4949
  • Louis G. Mes, M.D.
    (337) 504-4336
  • Hugo St. Hilaire, M.D., D.D.S
    (337) 269-4949

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
Member of:
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
The Consultation
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
The Surgery
Fully accredited surgery facilities Yes Yes
Facility:
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
Patient Care
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:

  1. Did the surgeon spend time with you discussing your motivations and goals?
  2. Is the surgeon experienced in performing this type of surgery?
  3. Did the surgeon answer all questions in a language you could understand?
  4. Was the physician warm, caring, and understanding?
  5. Were reception areas and exam rooms clean and neat?
  6. 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.