Deciding to get plastic surgery is not easy. As patients, you have to consider many things such as your expectations, the associated risks, the timing, the expenses, and the insurance coverage. On top of these, you also need to choose a qualified plastic surgeon who can give you the results you want.
In this blog, you will learn what to look for when choosing a high quality and reliable plastic surgery consultant.
How to find the best plastic surgeon?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has outlined 5 criteria that can help you decide whether or not a plastic surgeon is right for you. Your plastic surgeon should:
Have a board certification in plastic surgery
A board certification given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) should be at the top of your list when choosing a plastic surgeon. You can verify the doctor’s certification online by searching for their name or location.
Ideally, the surgeon should also be a member of the ASPS, a medical society for plastic surgeons with very high qualifying standards. If your doctor is a member, it means that they frequently undergo training and maintain high standards of patient care. Simply go to the “find a surgeon” tab on the ASPS website and type the doctor’s name or location.
If you can find your plastic surgeon’s name in the ABPS and ASPS database, this means that he or she has met the standards required in the board certification process, is highly trained, in good standing, and qualified to perform plastic surgery.
Perform procedures in an accredited surgical facility.
Your surgeon should be doing plastic surgery procedures in a hospital or a facility that maintains the highest safety and quality standards. Look for certifications verifying that the facility is accredited by medical organizations, such as:
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF)
- The Joint Commission
- State licensure
Be trustworthy and have a good track record.
Having a plastic surgeon you can trust completely can make a lot of difference. To have a satisfying plastic surgery experience, you should be able to communicate openly with your plastic surgeon. This is possible if you feel comfortable and confident with your surgeon’s skills and track record.
Be honest and straightforward.
The plastic surgeon should set realistic expectations so that their patients know what to look forward to after the surgery. The best surgeons will tell you what you need to hear and guide you in choosing the best options for your situation, needs, and goals.
Have the ability to customize their surgical approach
The best plastic surgeon for you is someone who has the knowledge, skills, and surgical approach congruent with your aesthetic needs and goals. Every patient’s case is different, so choose a plastic surgeon who can customize their style and treatment based on your situation.
You can do this by asking for patient testimonials and looking at the surgeon’s gallery of cases and before and after photos.
Because plastic surgery also deals with aesthetics, skills, knowledge, and creativity are essential factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon.
Where to find a plastic surgery consultant near me?
If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon, you may want to consider the expertise of Dr. Thomas Zaydon. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Zaydon offers various types of plastic surgery procedures, including:
- PRP plastic surgery
- Plastic surgery for scars
- Plastic surgery for burns
- Facial reconstruction in Miami
Dr. Zaydon also serves as a workers compensation plastic surgeon and a plastic surgery expert witness for liability cases. He has reviewed many legal documents and has served as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defendant.
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