My Body

Incredible developments in medical technology have initiated a time where cosmetic surgery guarantees the ability to turn back the clock and rid you of the stubborn areas of fat with much less downtime. Yes the technology is now available which provides patients with more safety and less downtime, but it's only a tool. It's not enough to let the technology do its work: a tool is only comparable to the surgeon who uses it. It is your body, your life, and your choice.

The Web is full of information and often times it is difficult to know what to believe. Remember, you are making a decision that will forever alter your aesthetic, and this is no small task. You want the very best outcomes without putting yourself at risk. As you look for information, to assist you in your choice, here are some important tips to keep in mind.

Selecting a surgeon:

  • You're top priority. Ensure that the surgeon meets you before you commit to a treatment. If only a nurse performs the preliminary consultation, and the surgeon opts to see you only after you have decided, this is a red flag. The decision if surgery is your best option must be made among you and the surgeon conducting the treatment.

  • Request the doctor's portfolio. If you were to commission an artist to paint your portrait, you would ask to see comparable portraits this artist has painted previously. In choosing someone to sculpt your body, you need to choose someone who has demonstrated results. Request for the surgeons ACTUAL work in the before and after photos. Be very particular in your consultation that you wish to see before and after photographs that she or he} has produced.

  • Inquire about complications. All surgeries carry some risk for complications, and it is required by law to reveal all potential complications to the patient. It is essential for your safety to know that you are not putting yourself at unnecessary risk for a cosmetic treatment.

  • Experience matters. Ask how many procedures this surgeon has done and whether they do the procedures often. It is better to avoid surgeons who are new to a treatment or who do not conduct the treatment often to remain in practice.

  • Integrity. Your surgeon should be truthful in their assessment and be forthright when discussing requirements and risks.

  • How well do you trust your surgeon? Does this surgeon take pride in his/her work? If something were to go wrong, will he/she know what how to handle it? Will they collaborate with you throughout the entire process to ensure optimal results?

Selecting a procedure:

This is a challenging choice to make without being aware of all your options and reviewing them with your surgeon. All too often patients make their own diagnosis, either via suggestions from a friend, exposure to advertising, or by simply investigating the Web. There are a lot of various technologies and techniques offered in today’s market. Choosing which treatment is right for you should be done between you and your surgeon.

In your consultation, your surgeon should assess your goals and the procedure area, and make suggestions for what treatment, if any, is right for you. This is why selecting a surgeon you can trust is so vital. It is positively critical that you share your expectations with your surgeon. And, it is critical that your surgeon comprehends these expectations and feels certain that he or she can meet or exceed them.

It is essential that you have realistic expectations concerning} your desired results. While we can assuredly improve both your self-image and confidence, it is important that you choose the treatment best suited for obtaining your goals.

Before electing to have a body contouring treatment, very carefully think about your personal goals and talk about how to reach them with Dr. Miller during your complimentary consultation.