Doctor-Patient Communication Is Key to Cosmetic Surgery Satisfaction
Cosmetic surgery is unlike other surgical specialties. Surgery is not something that people undergo lightly. Usually, a medical imperative makes surgery necessary. The decision-making process is straightforward: something has gone wrong with your body and surgery will fix it. Outside of explaining the procedure, little patient-doctor communication is required. Generally, the results of most surgical procedures are also fairly straightforward, rarely affecting our appearance or the way we feel about ourselves. After a gall bladder removal, we look and feel pretty much the same as we did before our surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is unique among the medical specialties in its focus on how we look and feel about ourselves. Nearly always an elective choice, Cleveland cosmetic surgery is rooted not in physical needs but in emotional wants. The physical changes to the body that can be achieved through Cleveland cosmetic surgery can and do definitely improve the way our bodies feel and function as well as the way we look; but it is appearance more than function that compels most of us to consider cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery’s impact on our emotional and physical selves makes the patient a vital participant in the surgical process. Communication between doctor and patient is essential to the patient’s satisfaction with the results of her or his surgery. Cleveland cosmetic surgery patients need to feel comfortable not only with their Cleveland cosmetic surgeon’s medical qualifications and expertise, but with their surgeon’s commitment to helping them achieve their personal appearance goals.
Consideration for his patients’ emotional and physical needs is the reason Dr. Poblete places such great emphasis on doctor-patient communication. During his consultation with cosmetic surgery patients, Dr. Poblete listens carefully to his patients, thoroughly explains and discusses possible cosmetic surgery options and answers patients’ questions. Dr. Poblete works with his patients to develop a personalized cosmetic surgery plan that will enable them to reach their appearance goals.