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Top 5 questions to ask your plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo a procedure

April 2, 2019

Plastic Surgery

Any plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancement worth having is one worth asking questions about. Your consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto is the perfect opportunity. Although there are no wrong questions to ask, here are some key questions that can help you decide whether or not the procedure you’re considering is right for you.

  1. Are you board certified?

When you know your plastic surgeon is properly certified, you can rest assured they have the training, experience, and commitment necessary to attain positive results safely. Dr. Mulholland‘s patients are in great hands: with 20+ years’ experience, he is one of Canada’s most renowned surgeons. A University of Toronto Medical School graduate, and a Horner Silver Medalist, he also studied under world-renowned ENT cancer surgeon Dr. Patrick Gullane and plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Nelligan. Dr. Mulholland is further trained in the removal of advanced head and neck tumors, as well as reconstruction.

  1. How experienced are you with the specific procedure(s) I want?

You want a specific outcome. And you need a surgeon who can deliver that outcome. For instance, breast augmentation patients will be comforted to know that Dr. Mulholland has 20+ years of breast augmentation experience, and has performed over 2000 successful cosmetic breast procedures. And nose job patients should know that he also has 20 years of experience performing rhinoplasty surgery and dual certification in plastic surgery and Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Advance Head and Neck Oncology. He has further been a pioneer of many well-known Botox Injectable and dermal filler procedures, as well as advanced body contouring treatments—among many more cutting edge cosmetic protocols—so be sure to ask!

  1. What type of anaesthesia will I receive?

Discussing anaesthesia can go a long way toward preparing you physically and mentally for a safe and successful procedure. The procedures offered at SpaMedica in Toronto vary widely in their anaesthetic needs—from general to topical, and even laughing gas! Dr. Mulholland will be very forthcoming in providing this information to you during your consultation, but it’s always a good idea to ask any questions you may have about discomfort or pain and how it’s addressed well in advance so you know exactly what to expect and you don’t get any surprises.

  1. What is recovery like?

In order to decide whether it’s the right time for you to have a cosmetic procedure, be sure to ask how much time (if any) you can expect to need off from work, household tasks, and exercise. Any specific restrictions you might expect (i.e., lifting heavy objects) are also worth discussing. It could be that either postponing surgery or opting for a less invasive procedure is in your best interest. Dr. Mulholland will help determine what’s best given your needs and goals.

  1. What will this cost?

Asking about cost is never tacky, and always justified. Each patient’s situation is unique, and the price for a procedure will vary. While price should factor into deciding whether or not to undergo a procedure, never choose a surgeon based on price alone. Some doctors offering discount cosmetic surgery may cut corners on safety measures, or have inadequate staff. At SpaMedica we pride ourselves on offering affordable prices and reasonable payment plans, but most importantly, the highest quality treatments!

Book a consultation at SpaMedica Plastic Surgery in Toronto today to get the answers you seek!

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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