Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Confirming that your surgeon has certification with this board demonstrates he has had the type of training appropriate to your goals. Those with this certification have met very demanding training requirements and have successfully passed a very strict examination wherein their fund of knowledge is evaluated as are their ethics for a safe and effective approach to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Are you a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)?
Both societies require that the member has completed at least six years of surgical training following medical school and a plastic surgery residency and passed oral and written exams. Members are required to complete yearly continuing medical education and perform all surgeries in an accredited facility. The ASAPS focuses on aesthetic or cosmetic procedures which are a different branch of plastic surgery and shows demonstrates that your surgeon has the expertise to perform cosmetic procedures.
Is the surgical facility where I’m having my surgery accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency?
Two accreditations you may see which show the surgical facility has met rigorous standards for your safety are AAAASF and AAHC.
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
During your consultation an in depth discussion of your goals is important. You want to know that the surgical procedure will help you achieve your goals without comprising your well-being.
Are Before and After Photos of the surgeon’s own patients’ available to view?
Looking at photos of other patients will help you determine if your goals will be met by the procedures you are considering. Being able to see actual results from the surgeon’s own patients will help you recognize what the surgery can and cannot do for your figure.
What are the risks and complications of the procedure I am considering and what will be important to my recovery.
Your surgeon can give you a general idea of the risk of a procedure and after reviewing your health history more specific information can be provided. You might not be a good candidate for a procedure if you have medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, smoke or have other health concerns.
A good idea of the recovery process, restrictions and preparing for the help you will need after surgery is important. You should get information about the time you will need to take off from work, help you might need with children, an idea of physical limitations which might affect your job duties and regular exercise routine. The more questions you ask, the greater your knowledge for a complete post-operative care plan.
Why would I choose Dr. Kevin Bounds and Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach?
We want the best for our patients. Cosmetic surgery is a choice not a necessity. It should be made with good communication between the surgeon and patient with the focus on the patient as a whole, not just the procedure being offered. We would like to think our relationship with our patients, demonstrated by their reviews of our practice and ongoing relationship with us shows we have the surgeon who will provide you with excellent care.