The Internet has made it possible for anyone to acquire information conveniently and quickly. 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 says concerning cosmetic surgery.
Regardless of the type of cosmetic surgery or product you’re keen on, 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 you’ll end up with a general overview of such procedures. Setting up an appointment for a personal consultation with a cosmetic surgeon is more effective than Internet research for the following reasons:
There are several reasons why surgery might or might not work for you. Additionally, certain medical conditions might require alternative techniques or alterations that the Internet won’t directly give you. The cosmetic surgeon can personally ask about your medical history, current medications and supplements, and cosmetic preferences to create a safe personalized plan that effectively meets your goals.
An in-person physical assessment is an important reason to consult with a plastic surgeon rather than relying on the Internet for suggestions. Physical evaluation of your body shape and various features will allow your surgeon to create a surgical plan with results specially tailored to your anatomy.
When considering plastic surgery, there are a lot of questions that should be asked: possible surgical techniques, recovery time, how long the surgery takes, anesthesia, medical history, etc. It’s nearly impossible to have a dialogue with the Internet (even with new technological advancements). A consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to ask the questions you need with follow-up and clarification to ensure you fully understand every procedure component.
Some patients do not allow their images to be posted online yet are okay with the photographs being reviewed at the clinic. You can check before and after photos inside the surgeon’s office to confirm their surgical skill and visualize how different results will look on your body type.
Online forums and discussions may be excellent sources of general information, but nothing beats face-to-face interaction with your cosmetic surgeon. Call our office or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Albany, NY.