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What to ask your FTM Surgeon During Your Consultation

Posted by on 22 January 2015
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Being a candidate for FTM cosmetic surgery can be stressful and nerve-wracking, especially for patients who are not familiar with the procedure or are unaware of what to expect.

Consulting Your Doctor

Do not be afraid to ask the important questions!

At FTM Surgery, we know you have plenty of questions, and we want you to be completely comfortable with your upcoming appointment. Our job is to address all of your concerns and provide you with detailed, up-to-date information regarding what you can expect before, during, and after the operation.

We firmly believe that the more patients know, the more comfortable they feel when the big day arrives, which is why we encourage you to voice any apprehensions and pertinent questions at the initial consultation.

While it may seem normal to feel out of place when bringing up certain topics, patients shouldn’t hesitate to get personal with your surgeon. Regardless of how in-depth or obscure, you’re much better off being up front than worrying about may happen.

What every patient should ask their surgeon

  1. How do you suggest dealing with the emotional changes after surgery?
    As much as some patients try to prepare themselves for FTM surgery, a lot of emotions tend to arise after going through the procedure. There are many resources available to help you heal mentally after your surgery.
  2. How long have you been performing transgender cosmetic surgery?
    As is in most fields, the amount of hands-on experience a surgeon means far more than the diploma displayed in his or her office. You want to know that the person performing an operation on you is adequately equipped to do so, and that they also have a longstanding history of success with this particular surgery.
  3. What is your patient-satisfaction rating?
    Skilled, reputable surgeons are keen on providing new patients with existing and prior referrals, because they know this is the kind of information people want to hear. Doctors who possess higher satisfaction ratings obviously know what they are doing and thus are more personable with their patients. You can also check their online reviews to see how other patients felt about their results.

Other important questions to ask during the initial consultation include: “How many top-surgeries did you have this year?”, “Do you regularly attend healthcare conferences?”, “What is your most popular procedure?”, and “What should I expect during the recovery process?”

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