Once you have made the decision to have a plastic surgery procedure, whether it is a tummy tuck or a facelift, the next step is choosing the right plastic surgeon for you. But how do you choose a plastic surgeon? Is finding a board-certified plastic surgeon really necessary? The truth is, when it comes to finding the right fit for you and your procedure, there is no one-size-fits-all option and the perfect surgeon for your best friend may not be the best fit for you. When searching for the right plastic surgeon for your procedure, there are a few things to consider.
Board Certification Is Important
When looking for a plastic surgeon, the first thing you need to do is look at their credentials. Any surgeon that makes your potential list should be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). What does this certification mean? It means that this surgeon passed through a rigorous board certification process and is highly trained and qualified to perform your procedure.
Don’t Be Afraid to Question Everything
Once you have your short list complete, it is a good idea to have a consultation with each surgeon where you can ask questions, see the facility, and look at before and after photos. During this consultation, do not be afraid to ask questions and see how willing the surgeon is to give you clear and precise answers. Take the time to look at before and after photos of procedures similar to what you want and body styles similar to yours, as this gives you a good idea of your potential results.
A good plastic surgeon is willing to answer your questions and honestly communicate with you during your consultation and throughout your procedure and recovery.
Find a Surgeon You Connect With
Above everything else, when choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure, you want to find a surgeon you connect with. During your consultation, you want to feel as though your surgeon is really listening to your concerns and expectations and that you can communicate freely with. This ability to have open communication helps you feel more comfortable and willing to have open and honest communication about what you can expect when it comes to results, the procedure, and your recovery.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is a personal decision and a good surgeon understands that they may not be the best fit for everyone. Dr. Drew Davis understands the importance of connecting with his patients and looks forward to discussing your needs. Call us today at 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation.