Dr. Julio Garcia understands that his patients do not typically come to the decision of cosmetic surgery lightly. Most of our patients do excellent research before settling on a procedure that they believe will meet their cosmetic goals. However, it is important to realize that in additional to the desired result, it is incredibly important to research your surgeon as well.

Dr. Garcia encourages his patients to ask lots of questions regarding his experience level and expertise as well as the process for undergoing cosmetic surgery. Any surgical procedure, whether cosmetic or medically necessary, brings a certain level of risk that patients should be prepared to assume. With a skilled and highly trained surgeon these risks and adverse outcomes can be minimized or completely avoided.

Below is a list of questions that may be helpful to ask as you prepare to undergo cosmetic surgery.

  • Where and when did you receive your medical training?

  • Did you complete a medical residency or fellowship in plastic surgery?

  • Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?

  • How many times have you performed this procedure? How often do you perform this procedure?

  • Is this the best surgery for me or are there alternative treatments I should consider?

  • What is the recovery period like for this surgery? How will you manage complications?

  • Are there any side effects to this surgery that I should be aware of?

  • How long will the effects of this surgery last? Will it need to be repeated or corrected over time?

By asking these questions, you should have great insight into the skills and experience of your surgeon as well as feel comfortable about the process you will undergo with the treatment. Contact Dr. Garcia to schedule your initial consultation today.


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