Personal Consultations vs. the Internet for Plastic Surgery Information

Personal Consultations vs. the Internet for Plastic Surgery Information

The Internet has made it possible for anyone to acquire information in a convenient and quick manner. However, such a gold mine of information has drawbacks, too. One is the generic nature of online information. For the most part, personal consultations will always trump what the Internet has to say concerning cosmetic surgery.

The Internet is not your plastic surgeon

Regardless of the type of cosmetic surgery or product that you’re keen about, a face-to-face interaction with an experienced cosmetic surgeon should be your priority. You can scour the web for hours about breast implants or chemical peels, yet there’s a good chance that you’ll end up with a general kind of overview of such procedures. That information can be dated, as well.

Call a plastic surgeon instead

Setting up an appointment for a personal consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is more effective than Internet research for the following reasons:

  • The cosmetic surgeon will be able to personally ask you about your medical history, current medications and/or supplements, and cosmetic preferences.
  • The cosmetic surgeon can perform a thorough physical assessment and make recommendations based on his or her assessment.
  • The cosmetic surgeon will be able to immediately answer your questions and tailor those answers based on your background and assessment results.
  • You can review before and after photographs inside the surgeon’s office; some patients do not allow for their images to be posted online yet are okay with the photographs being reviewed at the clinic.

In conclusion, online forums and discussions may be excellent sources of general information but nothing beats face-to-face interaction with your cosmetic surgeon. Call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment today!