This is probably the most important decision when it comes to plastic surgery (or any surgery for that matter). I needed to be completely comfortable with my doctor. I was going to this person with one of my most personal problems. Something that I was very embarrassed about.
I knew that I wouldn’t be comfortable with a male plastic surgeon. I couldn’t have a man looking at my breasts and judging their sad state without walking out of his office completely humiliated. I’d seen enough plastic surgery related shows with male doctors and I just never liked their demeanor. I’m sure that there are male doctors NOT on TV that I could warm up to, but I wasn’t interested in dealing with my psyche in order to get plastic surgery. Especially when there are so many wonderful female surgeons to choose from.
I was very happy with the surgeon I found online. I liked what she had written on her website and I was also impressed with the fact that she did a lot of reconstructive surgery for cancer survivors. I thought that if someone was in that line of work, they would be very detail oriented.
Another factor I considered was location. If the kids were older I probably wouldn’t have thought as much about this, but I didn’t want to be hours away, in surgery, away from them. Maybe this is a silly consideration, but it was important to me.
I found my doctor. Next was the initial consultation. THAT is the beginning of the knitty gritty and could possibly be quite an entertaining read. Will continue soon…