Question: When is it okay to go to your original doctor for a revision procedure? When should you be looking for another doctor or even a specialist?
Answer: If you have a procedure performed and you’re not happy with the results, it’s always best to go to see the original doctor and discuss this with him. This serves two purposes. One is that you can express your concerns and give the physician a chance to explain why things didn’t go well. The second reason is that physicians are trying to do a good job and are trying to get an excellent result for the patients, however sometimes this does not work out and it’s important if you’re not happy that the physician can then look at their work and see where they can improve so that, whether or not it’s your case or the next case, they can do a better job. So it helps everyone. If you meet with the plastic surgeon and he has an attitude or is not willing to compromise and does not acknowledge the problem which you think is a real problem, then you need to see another doctor. If your problem is very, very unusual, then you need to see somebody who specializes in that type of procedure and you may need to seek a second opinion. A second opinion is not harmful and can also be quite useful to reinforce what the original physician may be telling you.