With the help of a good plastic surgeon, it is possible to address virtually any cosmetic complaint with the face or body. You can have your breasts augmented, your nose reshaped, your abdomen contoured, your ears pinned back, or your lips plumped up. The key to ensuring the best result from your plastic surgery procedure is to find an experienced surgeon. Here are some tips to help you choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.
#1: Make sure the surgeon has experience performing the procedure you are interested in. Opt for a specialist if possible.
#2: Make sure the surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
#3: Ask the surgeon for before and after photographs of patients who have undergone the procedure you are interested in; make sure you approve of the surgeon’s work.
#4: Find out if the surgeon has a surgical facility where they perform procedures or if the procedure would be performed in a hospital.
#5: Ask the surgeon about any possible risks or complications associated with the procedure you are considering. Ask about the benefits as well.
#6: Research the surgeon’s background; find out if any complaints have been lodged against them recently. If there are excessive complaints, bring it up with the surgeon during the consultation.
#7: Ask your friends, co-workers, and family for surgeon recommendations.
#8: Ask your surgeon if he can provide patients references; it never hurts to speak to an actual patient prior to your procedure so you know what to expect from the surgeon.
#9: Talk about plastic surgery pricing. Find out if the surgeon offers any type of financing plans.
#10: Schedule a consultation to meet the surgeon face to face. If you don’t feel comfortable interacting with the surgeon, find someone else to perform your procedure.