How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

The quality of your results depends on the surgeon you decide to work with. Here’s how to choose a plastic surgeon that is right for you.

The Right Surgeon for You

Choosing your surgeon is the most important decision you will make about your cosmetic surgery. No other decision will have as great an impact on your quality of results and overall experience. Even after you limit your options to only the most qualified surgeons, not every surgeon is right for every patient. We offer the following tips to help you choose a plastic surgeon that is qualified and will help you get the results you want from your surgery.

Plastic Surgeons v. Cosmetic Surgeons

Plastic surgery is the specialty that, for the longest time, has devoted itself to the treatment and correction of problems related to the form and shape of the body. This has included the reconstruction of congenital birth defects, the reconstruction of cancer-related deformities, and the improvement of form accomplished through cosmetic surgery.

Plastic surgery has involved itself with these types of challenges over the entire body. Over many decades, techniques have improved to not only allow for relief from illness and injury but also to provide increasingly natural, subtle, and effective means of improving shape and beauty. This lineage of plastic surgeons sets the specialty apart from other physicians who might call themselves cosmetic surgeons.

Plastic surgery is a recognized medical specialty, and plastic surgeons have received board certification to demonstrate that they have received additional training specifically dedicated to the best practices in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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How to Choose A Plastic Surgeon
One reason to pick a plastic surgeon over a “cosmetic surgeon” is safety. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world, has established clear safety guidelines for practicing surgeons, including requiring the use of an accredited operating room for most surgeries, as well as encouraging the collection of data and statistics to evaluate techniques for safety. As a result, plastic surgeons perform the safest plastic surgery medical technology can achieve.

Look at Before and After Pictures

A surgeon’s work can speak volumes about his training, experience, and talent. Although these images cannot guarantee you will get similar results, they can give you a good sense of the results the surgeon can achieve. If you want to see our results, explore our Before and After page.

Find Someone You Can Work With

Communication is crucial in getting the results you desire from plastic surgery. You need to be able to talk to your surgeon to tell him what results you want and understand the options and instructions he is giving you. Our Plastic Surgeons use their knowledge, skill and experience to help patients achieve beautiful and natural results. When you choose a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable and confident with, you can put yourself in the best frame of mind for the best surgical experience.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons listen and work with you to provide your desired results. They are here to help you through the entire procedure, from your consultation to post-op. Our priority is to make sure our patients feel comfortable and confident with their surgery every step of the way. To work with one of our experienced surgeons and get the results you want, contact us to schedule your consultation.

How to Choose A Plastic Surgeon