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 and well-informed, with all of their questions answered. You need to know what to expect, and follow all instructions for a safe and speedy recovery. The best results stem from teamwork, and mutual understanding. Let’s do this together.Contemplating Cosmetic Surgery

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.

Candidacy. We want to meet your needs and send you home smiling, but it’s important to always look into your health before scheduling a cosmetic surgery appointment. If there are risks associated with your health or habits, we will discuss alternative options or lifestyle changes with you. Our goal is to satisfy your needs without putting you at risk.

Financial Options. Some surgeries are covered by insurance, partially or in full. Talk to your insurance provider and doctor about financing and deductibles, and develop a plan that suits your budget.

Setting Realistic Goals for Yourself. In all the excitement of transforming your appearance, it becomes more important than ever to stay grounded and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Follow any dietary or lifestyle instructions given to you by your Kanter plastic surgeon for before and after your procedure, and ask about what kind of results you can expect. Being prepared to meet the new you is an important step.

Understanding the Process. After you’ve prepared yourself emotionally for your cosmetic procedure, it’s time to prepare yourself mentally. We can 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.

Recovery Time. 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. It’s usually a good idea to have a close friend or family member stay with you for the first few nights back home, and to be prepared for any special instructions you may need to follow.

Risks & Potential Complications. Dr. Mark Kanter is a highly qualified plastic surgeon who has performed over four thousand surgeries. However, if we detect genetic factors that may interfere with your procedure or recovery, you deserve to know. If there is a possibility of side effects, you need to be informed and prepared. Dr. Kanter can discuss options with you to determine whether cosmetic surgery is viable option for you, and craft a custom plan for your procedure.

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.