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Questions You Must Ask Plastic Surgeons
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Are you board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.? 
Yes | NoDo you participate in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery Program* (MOC-PS®
*For surgeons who were board-certified after 1995 
Yes | NoWhat is the extent of your training in plastic surgery? 
____________________________________________________________________ 
What year did you begin to practice plastic surgery exclusively? 
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What surgical procedures do you perform most frequently? 
a.)___________________ b.)_______________________ c.)____________________Approximately how many times have have you performed (the procedure)? 
_____________________________________________________________________Names of the facility(s) where you perform surgery and have hospital priviliges? 
_____________________________________________________________________Is each facility accredited by a state or nationally recognized agency? 
_____________________________________________________________________Is your medical license in good standing in the state where you practice? 
Yes | NoHave you ever practiced in another state? If yes, which states? 
_____________________________________________________________________Have you ever had your medical license suspended or revoked? 
Yes |No and, if Yes, which state(s): __________________________________________Are you on probation? 
Yes | No and if Yes, please explain: __________________________________________Are you being treated for drug or alcohol abuse? 
Yes | NoHave you ever been disciplined by any Board of Medicine anywhere? 
Explain: _________________________________________________________________Have you settled any medical malpractice or negligence lawsuits? 
Explain:__________________________________________________________________Are you currently involved in any pending malpractice or negligence actions: 
Explain:__________________________________________________________________Do you think I’m a good candidate for the procedure I’m interested in having? 
Explain: __________________________________________________________________Please tell me about preparation for the procedure, risks and possible complications, recovery time, etc. 
Notes:_____________________________________________________________________ 
What steps can I take to prevent any complications from arising? 
Notes:______________________________________________________________________May I please view before and after photos of any of your prior patients who have had this procedure?