If you would like to try out anti-aging techniques and cosmetic procedures before your family and friends, you should think about participating in plastic surgery research. At DeNova Research in Chicago, Illinois, you can help us advance scientific knowledge by enrolling in one of our cosmetic research studies.
What Is It Like to Participate in Plastic Surgery Research?
We conduct many different types of clinical trials and other projects at our research site in Chicago. Many of our plastic surgery research projects allow us to study new cosmetic procedures and techniques. You’ll go through a series of steps when you decide to participate in one of these studies.
Talking About Your Health
You’ll begin the process by applying to one of our research studies. After we receive your application, we will schedule a pre-screening appointment with you. During this appointment, we will ask you demographic questions and talk about your health. For example, we may ask you if you have any pre-existing conditions. We are also likely to discuss any cosmetic procedures that you’ve received in the past.
In addition to asking about your health, we may talk about your smoking habits, alcohol use, and other lifestyle choices. We will also need to determine if you have enough flexibility in your schedule to attend follow-up appointments and meet the other requirements of our research study.
Providing Informed Consent
If you are eligible for the study, we will provide you with more information about our research. We will talk about the goals of our study and give you a detailed description of the procedure that you are going to receive. In addition, we will let you know if you will need to change your behavior during the study. For example, you might need to adjust your medications before you get your procedure.
You should feel free to ask us questions and talk about your concerns during this meeting. If you feel comfortable with the research, you can sign your informed consent paperwork and enroll in the study.
Receiving a Physical Examination
You’ll receive a physical examination before you get your procedure. During this examination, we may take images of your body, draw your blood, and complete other types of diagnostic tests. This examination is likely to last for a longer period of time than a normal physical. In fact, it’s common for this appointment to take about three to four hours to complete.
Receiving Your Cosmetic Procedure
After you have gotten your physical, we will schedule a date for your cosmetic procedure. After we perform your procedure, you might need to spend some time recovering at your home.
Attending Follow-Up Appointments
You’ll need to attend several follow-up appointments while you are healing from your procedure. During these visits, you may receive blood work and other diagnostic tests. In addition, we may ask you questions about your comfort levels during the recovery process. We may also instruct you to describe your thoughts about the outcome of your procedure.
Under some circumstances, you will continue attending appointments after you are fully recovered. For example, we may ask you to make periodic visits to our research site during the next year. These additional visits will help us study the long-term effects of your cosmetic procedure.
Why Should I Consider Participating in This Type of Research?
You can achieve a number of benefits by participating in one of our plastic surgery research projects.
You’ll Improve Scientific Knowledge
Research studies play an essential role in the development of scientific knowledge. When you participate in one of our studies, you will help us refine an existing procedure or create a new cosmetic technique.
You Might Receive Compensation
Under some circumstances, we may provide compensation for the travel costs and other expenses that you incur during your participation. Your compensation will vary depending on the type of procedure that we are studying, the size of the study, and other factors. If you qualify for one of our studies, we will provide you with more information about your compensation.
You Might Receive a Free Procedure
Sometimes, you will receive a free cosmetic procedure when you participate in one of our studies. Participating in this type of study can be an excellent way to correct age-related changes in your body or enhance a feature that you cannot afford to improve on your own.
That said, you might have to cover some of the costs of your cosmetic procedure. For example, if you join a study that is researching a new type of breast enhancement, we may provide you with free breast implants. Although your implants might be free, you may have to pay for the implantation process and the anesthesia that you receive during your procedure.
Sign Up for a Study
Participating in plastic surgery research is a fantastic way to help researchers develop new cosmetic procedures and techniques. In addition to advancing science, you might be able to correct your wrinkles, unwanted fat, and other aesthetic issues. To determine whether you are eligible for one of our current research studies, you should contact us at DeNova Research in Chicago, Illinois.