There are a lot of variables that prospective plastic surgery patients must have in mind before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. And while every piece of the puzzle is important, no piece is as essential as finding the right plastic surgeon to perform the surgery. Selecting a plastic surgeon is not a decision that can be made lightly. While there is no shortage of skilled and qualified plastic surgeons available, there is more that goes into this calculus than simply finding someone capable of doing the job. I wanted to provide some helpful tips for patients to keep in mind when determining the right plastic surgeon for them.
- Begin by confirming that the doctor is board-certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Confirm they have extensive experience performing the specific procedure(s) that you are interested in.
- Ask to see plastic surgery before and after pictures from previous patients they have performed to make sure their aesthetic sensibility is a match with your preferences.
- Make sure you feel comfortable with and respected by the plastic surgeon and their staff during the plastic surgery consultation appointment and other communication along the way.
This is just a start, but it should serve as a good baseline. In the video below, I go into more detail on what prospective patients should look out for when selecting a plastic surgeon:
This is not a process that should be rushed. I know every patient is eager to achieve the cosmetic results they want, but I know from experience that finding the right plastic surgeon is the key to long-term satisfaction and happiness with your experience and outcome. For more information on plastic surgery or if you would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional patient videos, tips, and so much more.