Top Tips For Finding the Best Plastic Surgeon

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Have you finally decided to correct that flaw that's been driving you crazy? Have you finally decided to take the plunge and undergo plastic surgery? You've read up on all the literature, researched the web, you've imagined yourself with your new nose, breasts, or lips, and all that remains is to find the absolute best doctor to perform the surgery. It might seem easy and breezy, considering how many doctors are out there. But in truth, this is when most women go wrong.

Finding the best surgeon is perhaps the most important step in the entire process of cosmetic surgery. A good surgeon will pick up any other problems that may be involved in the surgical process, will ask some very uncomfortable questions, and will find a way to perform a surgery in a realistic manner. For example, a good surgeon will not perform surgery that would make your breasts seem disproportionate to your body, or perform a fifth surgery on your nose for no reason. There are several important things to keep in mind when shopping for the right plastic surgeon.

Here are a few things to pay close attention to when selecting a surgeon.

Board Certification: Make absolutely sure that the surgeon that you select is board certified in the state he practices in. For example, if the doctor you are interviewing practices in New York, he should be New York State board certified for plastic surgery. It is easy to find out if a surgeon is board certified as he claims online with a simple search. Under no circumstances hire a surgeon that claims to be board certified without checking credentials, nor should you hire a surgeon who isn't board certified at all.

References: Make an effort to meet real people that have had the procedure done and hear their testimonials about the doctor you are considering. Speak to other women who've had the same procedure done. I.e. if you are interested in breast enlargement, speak to other women who've had breast enlargements and ask them how satisfied they are with the doctor and the procedure. Request references from the doctor you are interviewing before you sign on for the procedure.

The Right Questions: While meeting a doctor for the first time to discuss a cosmetic procedure, he should ask you some extremely uncomfortable questions, or he isn't doing his job. In fact, only very irresponsible plastic surgeons will not ask you questions about your self-image, how you think the surgery will affect your life, if you've had surgery before, and if you think that maybe a 32DD may be a bit too large for your boyish frame. The surgeon should also ask you questions about your eating habits, if you've ever suffered from depression, and should insist on receiving your complete medical record. At all costs avoid a surgeon who agrees to do anything you desire without asking you a series of questions. No matter what you might think you know about plastic surgery, it certainly isn't enough to decide what is possible without medical help.

Shop Around: Even if the first surgeon you go to is wonderful and has board certification, great references, and asked you all the right questions, go and see a couple more, just to make sure. It is also very important to feel extremely comfortable with the surgeon you've selected, and the more options you have, the more informed your decision will be in the end. Surgery, or any cosmetic procedure for that matter, is not something to take lightly. You must trust your surgeon without reserve, especially if you are fully sedated. For that reason alone, make sure that you shop around until you find the absolute best match for you.

Research: Once you've selected a likely surgeon, do some research on the cosmetic surgery center they work from. Look for any malpractice suits in the past, any horror stories on the internet, and just read around to see if you can find anything that makes you uncomfortable. The wonderful thing about the internet is how easy it is to obtain information that you should know before selecting a doctor. Never select a cosmetic surgery center or doctor without researching it first.

It is possible to find the right plastic surgeon for you by simply following these simple guidelines. Whether you are interested in breast implants, Botox, a face lift, or a breast reduction, finding the absolute best surgeon is imperative. Doing just a little bit of homework can make all the difference between the most natural looking cosmetic procedure in the world, and a world-class nightmare.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02
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