How To Select the Best Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Center of the South

Who you choose as your plastic surgeon will have a direct effect on both your results and your overall surgical experience. That’s why it’s extremely important to select a well-qualified and reputable physician. But, finding the right surgeon can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of finding the right surgeon for you.

Make sure they are board-certified. 

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only board that certifies plastic surgeons in the United States. You can verify a surgeon’s board certification on the ABPS website.

All of the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification is considered to be the gold standard among plastic surgeons because it ensures that the doctor has had several years of specialized training and education in plastic surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is one of 24 medical specialty boards recognized by The American Board of Medical Specialties, an organization that works to maintain national standards of education, knowledge, experience, and skill among physicians. Choosing an ABPS-certified doctor ensures that you will be working with someone who is well-qualified to perform your plastic surgery.

Check their experience. 

Ask how many procedures they have performed and how many years they have been practicing. A surgeon with more experience is more likely to have the skills and knowledge to give you the best possible outcome. However, it is also important to consider the type of experience the surgeon has. For example, if you are considering a breast augmentation, you want to make sure that the surgeon has experience performing that specific procedure.

For plastic surgeons, years of experience are an indication that they have had time to hone their techniques and refine their surgical skills. Between the 3 of us at Plastic Surgery Center of the South, we have more than 70 years of experience performing procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and facelifts. Our combined experience provides patients with peace of mind, giving them the assurance that we have a strong history of satisfied patients and a great deal of practice and skill.

Get references. 

Ask for references from previous patients and contact them to see if they were satisfied with the surgeon’s work. This is a great way to get firsthand accounts of the surgeon’s skills and bedside manner.

Look for participation in medical societies.

Once surgeons are certified by the ABPS, it’s important that they continue their education and stay up to date on new developments in the industry. Being actively involved in professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society helps achieve this goal. At Plastic Surgery Center of the South, we are active in a number of professional organizations in order to stay abreast of advancements in the field and provide our patients with the best techniques and treatments.

Check out their reputation. 

Read online reviews and look for articles or news stories about the surgeon. This can give you a good overview of the surgeon’s reputation and experience.

Schedule a consultation. 

This is your chance to ask the surgeon questions and see if you feel comfortable with them. It is important to feel confident in your surgeon and their ability to give you the results you want. You can request a consultation with one of our surgeons online, or call us at (770) 421-1242 to schedule your appointment.

Here are some additional questions you may want to ask the surgeon during your consultation:

  • What are my options for the procedure I am interested in?
  • What are the risks and complications of the procedure?
  • What are the costs of the procedure?
  • What is the recovery process like?
  • What kind of support do you offer after my procedure?

It is also important to trust your gut instinct. If you have a good feeling about the surgeon, then that is a good sign. However, if you have any doubts, then it is best to keep looking for another surgeon.

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