Finding a Good Plastic Surgeon: How to Know You’re in Good Hands

The decision to get cosmetic surgery is one that most women do not come to lightly. You weigh the pros and cons, do your research, learn about what to expect in recovery, and make the commitment that you are willing to go through it all for the look you want. After making that difficult decision, you might think that it’s downhill from there, but you actually need to be more vigilant.

At this point you’re probably looking for a Florida plastic surgeon to work with. There are many to choose from, and not all surgeons are a good fit for all patients. Don’t be afraid to interview more than one doctor. Our practice offers the services of two board certified plastic surgeons, and no one will be offended if you prefer one over the other. Feel free to explore other options as well.

But what do you need to ask these plastic surgeons? How do you know you can put your trust, appearance, and health in their hands? Here are some things to consider.

Check that they are board certified.

Your plastic surgeon should be board certified, specifically by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only certification board accepted by the American Board of Medical Specialties. A surgeon who is double board certified is certified in plastic surgery as well as at least one other type of medicine. 

Check affiliations.

Most reputable plastic surgeons are affiliated with at least one plastic surgery professional association. These associations don’t offer certifications, but they do offer surgeons a lot of benefits. These include allowing them to get additional training and staying abreast of the latest in plastic surgery. 

Review their success stories.

Patient reviews, testimonials, and success stories are a good indication that you’re in the right place. Look for before and after pictures for situations and goals very similar to your own. You can also look outside their website for patient reviews.

Use the consultation to your advantage.

Before you come in for your cosmetic surgery consultation, make a list of questions for the plastic surgeon. Don’t be afraid to ask for additional before and after pictures, case studies, or testimonials. Make sure that you feel completely comfortable and 100 percent confident that you will get the results you want without complication.

If you are looking for a great board certified plastic surgeon, we are here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.