How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon for You
- Posted on: Apr 15 2015
There are only about 7000 certified plastic surgeons in the USA. If you have decided that you want plastic surgery, you need to choose the plastic surgeon who will be best for you.
Absolute “Must-Haves” for a Plastic Surgeon
There are several things that you will want to know about surgeons before even making an appointment. Make sure your surgeon is certified by at least on of the cosmetic or plastic surgery boards. They should have hospital privileges, or at least a quality for facility in which to operate. You should also be able to check their experience level and make sure they have experience with your procedure.You don’t necessarily need to see a surgeon who specializes in the procedure you want, but you do want someone with lots of experience in that procedure.
Vision and Personality
It is important to find a surgeon who has beauty ideals that are similar to yours. After all, if you want to change something about your body, you want your surgeon to have the same vision you do.
Ask to see before and after pictures of past surgeries performed by your doctor. Would you be pleased with their results? Look for consistencies and research online reviews of the doctor if you can.
Don’t forget that you are going to be spending a lot of time around your surgeon. If you don’t like him or her, then are you really going to trust them to modify your body? Find someone you get along with.
The Best Surgeon is Not Always the Best
Just because someone is considered the “best” at what they do doesn’t mean they are going to be the best surgeon for you. Price is a big deal when it comes to choosing the best surgeon, and the best surgeon for you is someone who will give you what you want for what you can afford.
Consider these price statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (the ranges are averaged from surgeons around the country, so depending on where you live, the prices can be higher or lower):
$5,000 – $10,000 for breast augmentation or reduction
$7,000 – $13,000 for face lifts
$3,000 – $12,000 for nose jobs
$5,000 – $9,000 for tummy tucks
If you want the best surgeon, you will have to pay for him or her. It is worth the extra money to work with a higher quality surgeon? This answer may be different for each person.
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