The Plastic Surgeon That Will Offer You The Best Results
We all get presented with beautiful people on television commercials and magazine covers on a daily basis. After years of being bombarded with this imagery, it’s easy for a persuasive Plastic Surgeon to approach us and suggest their service. As we get a little older, the body tends to show the effects of age, and then we see an advertisement on a magazine or a newspaper, and think, that would make me feel better about myself. And maybe it will.
This article is not about how a plastic surgery will make you feel, but about making the right decision in picking a great Plastic Surgeon, not on the basis of advertisement or by simply hearing about the practice, but based on their track record. You’ll need to do some homework and educate yourself so that you can find a good Plastic Surgeon for you and the procedure you intend to have done. It is my hope that this article will assist you in this research.
A Plastic Surgeon That Is Board-Certified
Yes, I do need to mention this first step. As much as it seems like a no brainer, it needs to be acknowledged, because we can be very easily persuaded by a Plastic Surgeon that promises us the world. Plastic Surgeons in the United States need to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, so you simply need to go to the website of American Board of Medical Specialties to find out if the Plastic Surgeon you are thinking of hiring is board-certified.
A board-certified Plastic Surgeon needs to have three to five years in general surgery training, along with a minimum of two to three years of plastic surgery training. Of course, written and oral examinations need to also be taken for every Plastic Surgeon to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. So do not be lazy, and go to the American Board of Medical Specialties’ website to make sure that the Plastic Surgeon you are planning on hiring for a procedure is board-certified.
The Plastic Surgeon's Past Record
The Federation of Medical Boards provides a list of links to the Directory of State Medical and Osteopathic Boards across the United States. Each State records and publishes a list of malpractice judgments on any medial complaint a patient has made to the State board. Some States even publish the disciplinary actions taken against the Plastic Surgeon along with that information.
Hiring a Plastic Surgeon without doing this research beforehand, is an 100% outright terrible thing to do! You are putting your life and wellbeing in someone else’s hands, so this must be taken very serious when thinking of having a plastic surgery procedure done. You can search online for the countless patients who experienced horrible nightmares on a surgery table because they did not take the time to do this simple and fast research on the particular Plastic Surgeon they decide to hire for their procedure.
A Plastic Surgeon Must Be Asked As Many Questions As Possible Before Your Final Decision
How often does the surgeon perform the procedure you are thinking of having done? What is involved in the procedure? Will it include sedation, and if yes, what level of sedation? Will the surgeon be administering and monitoring the sedation? How long will the surgery take? These are just a few of the many questions you need to come prepared to ask when meeting the surgeon for the first time.
The goal is for you to feel comfortable that you are hiring a Plastic Surgeon that performs the procedure you are looking to have done on a weekly basis. That the surgeon has answers that assures you that you are in great hands when you decide to have the surgery. Don’t hesitate to write you questions down so that you don’t forget when sitting down to talk with the doctor. This will only make you look professional and prepared. A board-certified Plastic Surgeon will know to answer all the questions accurately or else a complaint could be made about the practice.
Plastic Surgeon's With Hospital Privileges
If the practice you are thinking of using for your procedure is at an outpatient clinic, ask if the Plastic Surgeon has hospital privileges. Hospitals conduct background checks on the doctor, if the doctor does not have hospital privileges, it raises a massive red flag on the Plastic Surgeon. Don’t be shy to question the doctor, who will be conducting the surgical procedure, this crucial question.
We all have the same goal to find the best person for the job, any job. Especially when it comes to, something so critical, as plastic surgery. I hope this article helps you get started on your way to finding the best Plastic Surgeon near your home. Now a days, we have the ability to use the Internet and quickly get answers from concerns we may have - use the internet to research!
Published: August 1, 2016
By: Phillip Gilliam