How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Dr. Riyaz Hasanalli
Dr. Riyaz Hassanali
2 min readMar 25, 2019


Undergoing cosmetic enhancement is a critical decision and requires extensive industry research to ensure individuals are adequately informed. A successful consultation with a cosmetic surgeon will ensure prospective clients have a significant understanding of the procedure and are aware of any potential risk factors. Dr. Riyaz Hassanali — an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon with over 27 years of experience in minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures takes the time to detail how one should prepare for their cosmetic procedure consultation.

Perform Extensive Research

Cosmetic enhancement can be a substantial commitment, so it is imperative that individuals take the necessary precautions before going through with a procedure.

Know Your Medical History

Before undergoing any procedure, it is vital that the performing surgeon have a sophisticated understanding of one’s medical history. For those strongly considering cosmetic enhancement, be sure to consult a primary healthcare provider first and be thorough when filling out paperwork.

Similarly, it is imperative that patients inform the doctor of all current medical conditions and provide a list of both over the counter and prescription medications. Taking the time to complete the required documentation will ensure safety before and after the procedure.

Ask Specific Questions

In order to both mentally and physically prepare for the procedure, individuals should come prepared to the office with a variety of questions to gain a comprehensive overview. The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery is a helpful resource and can help individuals prepare for an upcoming consultation. Dr. Riyaz Hassanali claims that some key questions to ask your doctor include the following:

• Am I an optimal candidate for the procedure?

• Have you helped patients with similar physical qualities?

• What are the benefits/ risks of this particular procedure?

• What are the anesthetic and recovery options?

Additionally, it is important share aesthetic goals and establish open communication to ensure optimal results.

4. Know You are in Safe Hands

Above all, it is crucial that one feels comfortable with their physician. The consultation is a time to ask questions regarding a procedure, but to also evaluate whether or not that specific surgeon is right for you. Dr. Riyaz Hassanali claims that it is important that patients feel safe in the company of a professional, and patients feel confident that they will maintain ethical standards.

The First Step

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Dr. Riyaz Hasanalli
Dr. Riyaz Hassanali

Dr. Hassanali is a member of the International Society of Hair Restorative Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic, Cosmetic, and Aesthetic surgery.