Undergoing plastic surgery can be an overwhelming process and choosing the right plastic surgeon for you is crucial to making sure you have a successful and comfortable process. It’s often difficult to know where to start when choosing your plastic surgeon. We want to make things a little easier for you. Here are five things to consider when choosing your plastic surgeon.
1. Board Certification
For some, this may seem like a no-brainer. But what makes the difference between someone who’s board-certified and someone who isn’t? Every single plastic surgeon out there should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Having this certification ensures your surgeon will meet all safety requirements sanctioned by law. Make sure you’re looking for a doctor that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as these are the only certifications that apply to plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery. Other certifications, such as one for gynecology or orthodontics are impressive, but won’t help for your cosmetic results.
Ask your plastic surgeon about their involvement in the medical community. The more active they are, the better-rounded your physician will be. Being involved in the medical community involves teaching, conducting research, presenting research and studies, writing case studies and more. By being involved in these activities, your surgeon will be more up-to-date with the latest technology and surgical methods.
When looking for the right plastic surgeon for you, consider how well-versed they are in the surgery you’re considering. For example, if you’re looking to get a breast augmentation, you probably shouldn’t consider a plastic surgeon known for his rhinoplasty. Although that plastic surgeon may be wonderful, you want to find someone who specializes in your particular procedure. The more experience they have with your surgery, the better chance there is you’ll be satisfied with your results.
4. Before and After Photos
Consider looking at before and after photos for your plastic surgeon. Looking at these photos can give you a better feel for what to expect from your procedure. If your plastic surgeon does not have before and after photos online, ask them if they have an album in-office that you can look through during your consultation. If the surgeon does not have any before and after photos, consider looking for someone who does.
One of the best ways to find your plastic surgeon is by finding someone who had a procedure done by them already. They’ll be able to give you an inside scoop as to the consultation, procedure process, their results and whether or not they would go back for another procedure. If you can’t find a recommendation, reviews written online work just as well. The reviews will give you more insight as to the bedside manner of the doctor and if patients got the results they desired.
If you’re interested in learning more about choosing your right plastic surgeon, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zamora today.