Plastic surgery is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As such, it’s understandable that patients do not know what to expect, and may feel some nerves or anxiety as they prep for their surgery. Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery is compassionate toward nervous patients and has a few strategies in place to help put them at ease.
Reassure Patients of Surgeon’s Credentials
The risk of complications decreases significantly when a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon performs the operation. Dr. Chacon likes to remind nervous patients of his extensive surgical training, including advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, and his years of experience. This experience has helped him refine his techniques and maximize the chances of a successful outcome.
Confirm Hospital Privileges
Hospitals are strict about who can practice in their facilities, and they thoroughly vet plastic surgeons prior to granting them operating privileges. Anxious or nervous patients often feel better knowing that their plastic surgeon has earned the privileges to operate at trusted hospitals and surgical facilities. Dr. Chacon maintains hospital privileges at six facilities in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.
Show Before-and-After Images
Another helpful way to soothe the nerves of anxious or fearful patients is to provide examples of past work. The best and most trusted plastic surgeons have large photo and video galleries displaying before-and-after images of patients.
These images are excellent confirmation of the surgeon’s skill and typical quality of work. Anxious patients usually feel more relaxed knowing that their surgeon has treated patients with similar aesthetic concerns and created consistently successful transformations.
Introduce the Rest of the Team
Dr. Chacon’s team is integral to putting patient worries to rest. Meeting with his nurse, patient coordinator and other members of the staff helps patients understand that a team will be there for them every step of the way. Nervous patients are pleased to discover that each member of Dr. Chacon’s team is attentive, professional and compassionate.
Contact Divino Plastic Surgery
If you are interested in pursuing cosmetic treatment, yet feel nervous or anxious about the possibility, Dr. Chacon can help. He is happy to “talk out” your concerns and help put your mind to ease about your treatment options.
Please call (858) 633-7546 or email Divino Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with the doctor.