Tips for Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
- Posted on: Jun 30 2022
If you have decided to have a plastic surgery procedure, it is probably not a decision you have made lightly. There are many factors to consider – and there are many factors to consider when you are choosing who will perform the procedure, as well. Whether you are considering a breast lift, a face lift, or a tummy tuck, you want the best there is. Read on for some things to keep in mind when choosing who will perform your cosmetic surgery.
4 tips for choosing a plastic surgeon
There are so many plastic surgeons out there to choose from – where do you start?
1. Ask trusted friends, coworkers, and family members if they have someone they can recommend. This can help to give you an idea of who to investigate further (it can also tell you who to stay away from!). If they do have a surgeon they really liked, make sure to ask follow-up questions: what did they like about this doctor? What didn’t they like?
2. Once you pick a few doctors to meet with, make sure to ask about their training, how many years of experience they have, and what certifications they have. Board certifications can tell you a lot about a surgeon. They mean that he or she has gone through a strict certification process.
3. Ask for examples of their work (often you can find some actual patient photos on the doctor’s website). You want to make sure that their style matches what you are looking for.
4. It isn’t only the doctor you are assessing, though. True, if the doctor barely takes the time to speak with you and address your questions, it is a bad sign. But consider the rest of the staff, and the office atmosphere, as well. Are they rude? Have they kept you waiting? Is the office clean? Does it look well managed?
For your health, safety, satisfaction, and peace of mind, it is important that you choose the right plastic surgeon. Contact the office of Dr. David Altamira, in Sugar Land or Houston, to have all of your plastic surgery questions answered so that you can decide what is right for you. Call (713) 271-9000 for an appointment today!
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