Congratulations – you’re getting cosmetic surgery with Dr. Mark Kanter. Pre-surgery can be a very exciting time, but it’s important to keep your focus and be informed about all of the steps of your procedure.

At Kanter Plastic Surgery, we want all of our patients to go into surgery confident, with all of their questions answered. You need to know what to expect, and follow all instructions for a safe and speedy recovery. Even if you are coming to us for a minor or inpatient procedure, it helps to be well-informed. 

There is no such thing as too many questions for your surgeon. As you prepare for your consultation, keep these questions in mind in order to get the most out of your appointment.

“Am I a candidate?” 

We are happy to offer our services to anyone interested in plastic surgery. That said, when you visit your doctor it’s important to ask if you are a viable candidate for the procedure you want. If you experience pre-existing conditions or pose other risks, it will come out during your consultation. We may discuss alternative options or lifestyle changes with you if necessary.

“Will you take my insurance?” 

Some surgeries are covered by insurance, partially or in full. Our practice will cover payment options during your consultation. You should also talk to your insurance provider about what they provide. The more you know, the easier you can develop a plan that suits your budget. 

“What will happen during my surgery?” 

Every patient’s experience with cosmetic surgery is different. During your consultation, we will walk you through the process step by step, and make our plan for the future together. Each surgery is different, and while we’re the experts, you’re the leader when it comes to your unique procedure. We want you to love the results, and return to your life with a fresh perspective and renewed energy.

“How long will it take for me to recover?” 

Depending on the complexity of your chosen procedure, you may miss a day of work or a month. It’s very important to understand the length and depth of the expected recovery time related to your procedure and health, and to plan accordingly. During your consultation, we will go over important pro-surgical considerations, from safe transportation to home care.

“What are the risks?”

Dr. Mark Kanter is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who has performed over four thousand surgeries. Be assured you are in good hands during your cosmetic procedure. However, if we detect genetic factors that may interfere with your surgery or recovery, you need to be informed and prepared. Dr. Kanter can discuss options with you to determine whether cosmetic surgery is a viable option for you, and craft a custom plan for your procedure.

“How do I maintain my new look?”

In all the excitement of transforming your appearance, it becomes more important than ever to stay grounded and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We can help you with dietary or lifestyle instructions for before and after your procedure, and offer guidelines about what kind of results you can expect. Being prepared to meet the new you is an important step.

Please don’t hesitate to bring up the following concerns and queries during your cosmetic surgery consultation, and check out How To Prepare For Your Procedure for more information.

We’re so honored that you’ve chosen to have your cosmetic surgery done at Kanter Plastic Surgery in  Hampton, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Richmond and Newport News. We look forward to meeting the new you. Contact us today to discover how your life can change.