How To Prepare For Your Next Plastic Surgeon Appointment

Plastic Surgery


Get the most out of your next plastic surgeon or dermatologist appointment by preparing yourself ahead of time.  Read the following advice from our experts on how to make the most of your next visit!


Always come prepared to discuss your problem areas:

We all know what we don’t like about ourselves, and your dermatologist needs to know what you’re thinking. You may walk in, and unless you speak up, your dermatologist may tell you how to treat those dark circles under your eyes (but hey, I like my eyes!). Give your doctor the insight right up front, “it’s the loose skin around my neck I want to fix.” Cosmetic dermatologists are a wealth of knowledge, and know about numerous treatments to help pretty much anything you want. Without direction, it’s tough to really make use of that wealth of knowledge.

Dr. Laura Skellchock, Integrative Dermatology in Boca Raton


When visiting your dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon, consider the following tips from one of our experts on how you can help reduce any negative effects from your next procedure.

  • Avoid herbal teas, in addition to ibuprofen, to help reduce bruising from your next Botox or Restylane treatment.
  • Consider the herb Arnica Montana tablet (from local vitamin store) to help reduce bruising from your next Botox or Restylane treatment.

Houtan Chaboki, MD Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates 

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