I occasionally frequent an online forum or two in which people get together to discuss issues relevant to their procedures. I have no problem with this obviously or I would not participate. Recent postings include:
A woman asking about whether her belly button scars will fade:
This woman with wound necrosis asking for wound care advice:
Another post-op wound care question:
While online discussions are fine, in new post-operative patients I wonder why these patients aren’t asking these questions of their surgeons. I think post-operative patients should be getting wound care advice from their surgeons. I would not want one of my surgical patients changing the management of a wound or a healing scar without my knowledge. This is part of what they pay for when they employ me to do their surgery.
I think I see my cosmetic patients more than other surgeons after the surgery.