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Do I ask more than one surgeon if liposuction/fat transfer questions and concerns ?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: May be good idea

Getting second opinions are often helpful to gather broad information and details, plus gives you a chance to get comfortable with the practice that provides good, understandable, and useful answers.
Your confidence in having seen more than one physician is important. Surgeons have different backgrounds, opinions, and skill level. Communication is very important in helping you decide.

In brief: May be good idea

Getting second opinions are often helpful to gather broad information and details, plus gives you a chance to get comfortable with the practice that provides good, understandable, and useful answers.
Your confidence in having seen more than one physician is important. Surgeons have different backgrounds, opinions, and skill level. Communication is very important in helping you decide.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Always a smart idea to research a couple of different surgeons.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Absolutely. Ask how many procedures they do a week or month, and do not hesitate to ask to see pictures of long term post-transfer results. The choice of the surgeon, not any specific technique, is the most important element in your decision
Dr. Nir Hus
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

it is always good to have more than one option / opinion. So yes.

In brief: Surgery

it is always good to have more than one option / opinion. So yes.
Dr. Nir Hus
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure

If you are uncomfortable with the first consult seek another. The more you learn the better you are.
It is important to have confidence in the doctor you choose and it is nice to get a referral as well. Write down your questions so you do not forget them once you are in the consultation.

In brief: Sure

If you are uncomfortable with the first consult seek another. The more you learn the better you are.
It is important to have confidence in the doctor you choose and it is nice to get a referral as well. Write down your questions so you do not forget them once you are in the consultation.
Dr. Sheila Calderon
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More opinions

It can be helpful to get more than one opinion.
Fat transfer is less predictabe than most plastic surgery, so be certain to ask specific questio about where fat is taken from , how it is treated, where is is placed and what happens if the volume is too little, too bog or irregular.

In brief: More opinions

It can be helpful to get more than one opinion.
Fat transfer is less predictabe than most plastic surgery, so be certain to ask specific questio about where fat is taken from , how it is treated, where is is placed and what happens if the volume is too little, too bog or irregular.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: That depends

You should consult a board certified plastic surgeon regarding your questions.
If you are not sure that you are totally confident in the answers you receive, or you just want to verify what you have heard see another bc ps. Keep in mind that there is often more than one way to accomplish the same end, and that just because you get different approaches, they are not necessarily right or wrong.

In brief: That depends

You should consult a board certified plastic surgeon regarding your questions.
If you are not sure that you are totally confident in the answers you receive, or you just want to verify what you have heard see another bc ps. Keep in mind that there is often more than one way to accomplish the same end, and that just because you get different approaches, they are not necessarily right or wrong.
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Couldn't hurt

Obtaining more than one surgeon's opinion can be helpful in difficult or unusual cases, or if the first sugeon's opinion does not make sense to you.
Good luck!

In brief: Couldn't hurt

Obtaining more than one surgeon's opinion can be helpful in difficult or unusual cases, or if the first sugeon's opinion does not make sense to you.
Good luck!
Dr. Steven Harris
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: I agree!

If you want to get a consensus answer certainly ask a few doctors.
But i agree that searching for the answer you want may not get you the best care.

In brief: I agree!

If you want to get a consensus answer certainly ask a few doctors.
But i agree that searching for the answer you want may not get you the best care.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Youre free to ask as

Manyas many as you like, however it's not a good idea to "doctor shop" until & in order to get the answer you want.
On the other hand, a second opinion is usually a good thing.

In brief: Youre free to ask as

Manyas many as you like, however it's not a good idea to "doctor shop" until & in order to get the answer you want.
On the other hand, a second opinion is usually a good thing.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Go to the best!

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Good idea

Its always a good idea to get a second opinion and seek the skills of an experienced individual.

In brief: Good idea

Its always a good idea to get a second opinion and seek the skills of an experienced individual.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Maybe.

If you feel comfortable with your initial evaluation and are confident that you have selected a qualified and caring surgeon, then one opinion may suffice.
If you are not sure, a second opinion can never hurt. Your physician should ideally be a board certified or board eligible plastic surgeon.

In brief: Maybe.

If you feel comfortable with your initial evaluation and are confident that you have selected a qualified and caring surgeon, then one opinion may suffice.
If you are not sure, a second opinion can never hurt. Your physician should ideally be a board certified or board eligible plastic surgeon.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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