People planning plastic surgery should ask their surgeon about his or her experience and training before making their decision to move ahead with the procedure, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Ellis tells AdvocateDaily.com.
Dr. Ellis, founder of Toronto’s The Art of Facial Surgery clinic, says patients should ask 10 key questions — not only to bolster their understanding of potential risks and complications but also to ensure their trust in the physician.
It’s imperative to learn about the surgeon’s formal training in the procedure being planned as well as how many times he or she has performed it, says Dr. Ellis, who has been practising in the field for 30 years.
“Patients need to completely understand what they’re going to go through,” he says. “If someone comes in for a rhinoplasty, for example, they need to know their surgeon has a great deal of experience performing such an operation.”