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The following information can help you plan for your aesthetic enhancement procedures so as not to make your already busy wedding plans any more difficult. Always make sure to verify recovery times with your dermatologist so you can time your treatments well ahead of the big day.
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Will a board-certified dermatologist perform the procedure? The success of any cosmetic procedure is highly dependent on the knowledge and skill of the person performing it. For this reason, the American Academy of Dermatology urges everyone considering a cosmetic procedure to select a doctor who is board certified in dermatology or a similar medical specialty.
What results can I expect? While results depend largely on the skill and experience of the doctor, the condition of the patient's skin as well as the patient's age and health affect the cosmetic outcome. A dermatologist typically tells a patient what to expect and can tell the patient if the procedure will deliver the desired results and if it is appropriate for the patient.
May I see before and after photos of patients or speak with patients that the doctor has treated with this procedure? Doctors should be willing to share their results through photographs or referrals. If a physician is hesitant to do so, find one who will.
What is the recovery time? While cosmetic procedures have become less invasive and require less downtime, patients should know what to expect after the procedure.
What are the risks and side effects of the procedure? While the risks involved in most cosmetic procedures are minimal, they do exist. Potential complications should be discussed before the cosmetic procedure is scheduled.
How long will the results last? Most cosmetic results are not permanent. A patient's lifestyle and overall health will generally determine the length of time that a patient sees the results.
Where will the procedure be performed? Most cosmetic procedures can be safely and effectively performed in a physician's office, surgical suite, or outpatient surgical center.
What follow-up care is included? Follow-up care is an important part of cosmetic surgical procedures. Be wary of undergoing any cosmetic surgery that does not include follow-up care.
What is the cost of the treatment? Insurance usually does not cover the cost of a cosmetic procedure. Before scheduling the procedure, find out the costs and when payment will be required.