Which questions should I ask myself before a procedure?
Before any plastic aesthetic procedure, it is advisable to ask yourself why you would like to have the surgery. Would you like to make the change for yourself, or for someone else? Can you formulate your expectations? What will you tell your parents/children/friends? Will there be a good chemistry with the doctor, and will the results meet your expectations? Does the information provided to you in the consultation match how you imagined everything to be?
How can I be sure that I can trust the doctor?
Here it helps to ask a series of questions related to the doctor’s technical competence and how the process works. For example, what education and specialisations do they have? Which treatments do they most commonly provide? How long have they already worked in the field? How do their check-ups and follow-up care work? Aside from their answers, you will soon tell whether the chemistry is right and if you feel safe with the particular doctor.
What are her areas of expertise?
My specialised training covers all areas of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. I am particularly adept when it comes to fine procedures of the face. From eyelid and nose corrections to facelifts, I have a huge amount of experience in this field.
What kind of preliminary examinations are necessary?
In our first consultation, I will inform you exactly about any possible preliminary check-ups and preparations that may be necessary for your particular procedure.
How long do the operations and recovery last, and when will I look presentable again?
We discuss this topic in more detail in our consultations, because the operation and recovery lengths differ wildly depending on which treatment you are seeking.
Do you work with qualified staff?
All procedures which require further personal assistance and specially-outfitted operation theatres are carried out exclusively in the best hospitals with selected personnel, including an excellent, experienced anaesthetist. This is covered by a comprehensive joint agreement.
Where do the treatments take place?
Smaller treatments take place directly in my practice, and we exclusively use excellent hospital facilities and the best in support personnel for larger procedures, in order to deliver the highest medical standards possible.
What complications could occur?
No matter what the treatment, there is in all medical fields the possibility that complications could arise. My emphasis on the highest quality, from the first conversation to the treatment and through to the follow-up care, mean that these uncertainties can be reduced to a minimum. Nevertheless, we will thoroughly discuss all possible eventualities in our consultation.
What should I do if I need urgent help after the treatment?
I am personally available on my cell phone 24 hours a day for my patients. Providing caring and comprehensive follow-up care is one of my highest priorities.
How quickly will I get an operation appointment after the consultation?
The timing depends on the type of procedure. In keeping with the statutory waiting period (as required under the Aesthetics Act), smaller treatments are usually carried out two to four weeks after the consultation, and larger operations generally take place six to eight weeks after a detailed consultation.
Can I fly after the operation?
There is, in principle, nothing wrong with this. However, it is still not advisable to fly directly after the operation, as long as the wounds are still fresh. Flying is better left for some days later when the wounds are not so large and healing has truly begun.
What possible extras could I have to pay for?
We discuss all of the costs and details during the consultation, and you will receive a detailed cost estimate. You will not have to worry about any further costs arising above and beyond this quote.
Do you offer financing for treatments?
On principle, I offer no financing.