When preparing for cosmetic surgery — whether breast augmentation, liposuction or another procedure — there are a few key milestones that you want to make sure you check off your list, starting with your consultation and the signing of consent forms.
But before putting pen to paper, keep these four tips in mind to make sure you fully understand what you’re signing.
You Should Go over Everything before Signing Forms
The consent forms are essentially the documentation of the entire consent process, which should include an in-depth discussion of the procedure itself, your options and any risks involved. All of this information should be covered during your cosmetic surgery consultation before any consent papers are even presented to you.
Still, the consent form itself should include a list of common risks. If you have any questions about surgical or post-op risks, it’s a good idea to ask before signing the forms.
You Should Understand the Cost Upfront
It’s also important that you understand what and when you’ll be expected to pay before moving forward with paperwork. If you have questions about the cost of your procedure, financing or payment options, don’t hesitate to ask.
You Should Have a Chance to Look over Your Forms Well before Your Procedure
Take the time to read over your consent forms so that you can make a well-informed decision.
You shouldn’t feel rushed or pressured into signing consent forms, especially for a big decision like getting cosmetic surgery. So, these forms should be given to you during the decision-making process, not the day before your procedure.
You Should Keep a Copy of Your Consent Form
As with any piece of important documentation, you should keep a copy of your consent form just in case you need to reference it later on.
To learn more about our cosmetic surgery options, contact us online or call our Fairhope office today at 251-929-7850.