Whether you are considering a surgical procedure or a less invasive treatment, it is essential to make sure you are selecting the best plastic surgeon for your needs.
We put together this list of tips to help you in your search for the right plastic surgeon for your next procedure.
Ensure They are Board-Certified
To become a board-certified plastic surgeon, the doctor must complete at least five years of residency training in general clinical surgery. There are also ongoing requirements for maintaining a board-certified status with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Obtaining this status is not fast or easy, so you can be sure when you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that you are trusting your procedure with a doctor with a high level of both education and training.
Find Someone You Trust
As with any medical provider you choose, you want to be confident that your plastic surgeon is someone that you trust. Whether you are doing online research, reviewing customer testimonials, or getting referred by a friend, it is reasonable to meet the doctor and make sure you are a fit.
You can schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeon to discuss your needs and questions, and go from there in your decision-making process.
Do Your Research
In today’s digital age, there is so much information available online. Reviewing customer testimonials can be a great way to determine which doctor may be the right choice. You may also find relevant press features, published articles, and more along the way. Friends and colleagues can also be great resources if they have a plastic surgeon they know, like, and trust.
Review Before and After Photos
Reviewing a portfolio of before and after photos by the plastic surgeon can also be a great way to do research. There are a few places online that you can go to browse for these work examples.
The surgeon’s website will often feature a before and after gallery of their clients’ procedures. Finding the provider on Realself.com is another resource that may be helpful to you, as it features testimonials and customer-submitted photos for a directory of cosmetic surgery providers.
Schedule a Consultation with Aspire Plastic Surgery
If you’d like to meet our medical staff to see if we are a fit for your next procedure, we’d love to schedule a consultation with you in our Fort Wayne, Indiana office. We are currently offering virtual and in-person options for the convenience and safety of our clients.