So how do you find the right cosmetic plastic surgeon for you? After all this is a very important decision when it comes to making permanent changes to your body. As long as you make sure your plastic surgeon meets the following criteria, you will be sure to make a good selection. Ensure proper follow-up care, experience, rapport, thoroughness and reliable sources. Also check for facility accreditation, membership with the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and board-certification. Any reputable plastic surgeon will meet or exceed these characteristics. Finally, when it comes to the important consideration of cost, keep in mind that they vary a lot depending on your patient factors, the experience of your surgeon and where you live.
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A good plastic surgeon does not stop taking care of you when the surgery is complete, he or she provides follow up-visits and surgical revisions should those be necessary.
If your plastic surgeon is experienced he or she will have evidence of performing, on a regular basis, a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries. Ask about the experience of surgeons you are considering, in particular regarding the procedure or procedures you are interested in. If the technique is new ask your surgeon if evidence of the effectiveness and safety of the procedure has been published in peer-reviewed publications.
Just because your plastic surgeon is experienced, that doesn’t mean he or she is right for you. Make sure your plastic surgeon communicates well for your personal tastes, openly discussing realistic expectations, goals and the strategy for your surgery.
Your consultation should be extremely thorough, including a review of your existing medical conditions, medical history and an explanation of how your needs will be met.
Verify the board certification of your plastic surgeon independently by checking up with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Find-a-Surgeon provides free referral information on surgeons with extensive experience. The ASAPS website also displays detailed information on cosmetic surgical procedures.
Operating privileges can only be granted once a hospital review committee looks at the competency and training of a surgeon regarding specific procedures. Make sure your plastic surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital.
Your cosmetic surgeon may be completed in an office-based surgical facility, surgical center or a hospital. Accredited office-based facilities currently have safety records about identical to the surgery settings of an ambulatory surgery area. Regardless, these facilities are not usually accredited. Only work with a surgeon who uses accredited facilities, no matter how professional they appear.
Membership with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicates that your doctor was experienced enough to be invited.
Board-certification is the number one watermark that your plastic surgeon received the correct training in a surgical or medical specialty. The only board recognized by the ABMS to certify doctors in this area is the American Board of Plastic Surgery or ABPS.
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