We understand that your search for a plastic surgeon oftentimes involves researching more than one doctor. You may call around to quite a few different offices, view numerous before and after photos and visit with several different surgeons all in your quest to find the right doctor for you. We most certainly hope to be part of your search, but even more important than that we hope you keep in mind some important factors that should be considered when selecting your plastic surgeon.

Jenny Isenman writes a helpful article in the Smart Beauty Guide for The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She advises patients to look beyond catchy advertisements, sexy billboards and Groupon sales. She instead directs you to be mindful of 6 essential components as you begin your cosmetic surgery journey. You can find each listed below:

1.       Certification

Make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

2.       Experience

Make sure the doctor you’re considering has extensive experience (or even specializes) in the procedure you’re inquiring about

3.       Evaluation

Determine if this is the right person for YOU (not just anyone)

4.       Accreditation

Find out where the procedure will be performed and the level of accreditation the facility has

5.       Comfortability

You need to be comfortable with your doctor and feel confident in his/her abilities

6.       Affiliation

Look for one that is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

To read Isenman’s article in full and each criteria in more detail, please visit Smart Beauty Guide. Again, we hope to be part of your journey and ask that you always consider the above factors when selecting your cosmetic surgeon.


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