The safety and results of your cosmetic surgery largely depend on the plastic surgeon you choose. Plastic surgery can be a positive and potentially life-changing experience and a highly individualized experience. Here are some tips for choosing a qualified plastic surgeon.
Confirm the Surgeon’s Experience
Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills, and cosmetic surgeons may have further subspecialties. When choosing a surgeon who is board certified in cosmetic surgery and has substantial experience in the procedure you are considering, ask the following questions:
- How have you trained?
- How long have you been performing this procedure?
- How many times have you performed this surgery?
During consultations, don't hesitate to ask for additional patient pictures, case studies, or testimonials. Patient forum reviews can also provide honest patient feedback about their experiences with potential candidates.