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Should I get a 2nd Opinion?

Yes but don’t go overboard.

 I see a lot of patients who are considering cosmetic surgery and they have or are in the process of seeing 8, 10, even 12 different doctors for consultations. I think this is overkill.

 If you are thinking about surgery, I think it is a good idea to see 2 to 4 doctors. This process will give you a good idea of what procedure is best suited to your situation, you will get a good idea of what to expect, the details about the surgery and your recovery, and finally, the cost of the surgery.

 You can get all of this information from one doctor. But, what you will discover is Plastic Surgeons will each come up with a treatment plan that is slightly different. The reason is that there are a lot of ways to solve the problems we face and each of us will perfect their own blend of techniques. This creativity is what most of us like about the specialty. The problem is that it tends to confuse you, the patient.

 If you see Dr. A and his plan is different from that of Dr. B, chances are both are correct. Each is just using a slightly different technique that they are familiar with and have with which they have become proficient. Both know what the other is doing and if you ask they will tell you the other doctors’ plan is solid. So, don’t be confused. It’s simply a matter of there being more than one way to solve a lot of the problems we see in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.

Lee Corbett, MD


 All posts on this blog are authored by Kentucky Plastic Surgery Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction,  and tummy tucks.



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