Choosing a plastic surgeon

Plastic surgery is a process that many people choose to undergo in order to change their physical appearance. Many of the plastic surgery options available are on the expensive side, and paying money is no guarantee that you'll be happy with the procedure that you are undertaking. In that respect, we've created this article to help to inform you about some of the things that you should look for when you are choosing a plastic surgeon.

One of the most important things to consider when looking for the right plastic surgeon is the accreditation that the doctor has. There are many organizations that require board-exam certifications in order for a surgeon to be a member of them. In America, you'll want to look for a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the most accredited organizations for plastic surgeons in the United States.  These doctors are chosen due to the fact that they have at least five years of training in surgical procedures as well as at least two years of training exclusively in the field of plastic surgery. There are around 5,000 plastic surgeons certified by the ASPS in the United States, so you shouldn't have trouble finding one that meets the accreditation. Also, you're going to want to make sure that the place where the doctor will be performing the surgery is a medically accredited institution. Check the background of the education of the plastic surgeon you're considering hiring. It is also important to note any innovations that the doctor has made in the field of plastic surgery to help to show you exactly how on the ball they are.

When it comes to investigating the procedures that a plastic surgeon employs, you're going to want to ensure that they have a steady follow-up program with their patients. There is always some degree of chance when a surgical operation is performed and it's important to be sure that your doctor will not abandon you post-surgery. Be sure to enquire about before and after pictures of past procedures the doctor has performed, specifically looking at pictures of the same type of surgery that you are considering getting. Above all else, plastic surgery is an art form, and some surgeons are more skilled than others when it comes to achieving aesthetic perfection. Remember that a cheaper deal on surgery is in no way a guarantee that you are going to be getting quality service. The best thing that you can do is to study their past patient histories as well as their academic accreditations before you make a decision. You may want to ask your family doctor if they are familiar with anybody in the plastic surgery field that they are able to confidently trust. When you undergo a plastic surgery procedure, you are agreeing to permanently change your body. For that reason, you can never be too safe when it comes to choosing the right surgeon. Never be too hasty in a plastic surgery decision, as you can truly regret it in the long run if you rush things.

Cosmetic surgery news on the Web

PR Web (press release)
One of the many competent surgeons at CosmetiCare, an Orange County Cosmetic Surgery Center and MedSpa, Dr. Michael Niccole was recently quoted on teen plastic surgery and its rapid growth and acceptance amongst our younger generation. ...
Harley Medical News

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Hollywood beauty Michelle Pfeiffer has spoken out in favor of cosmetic surgery, revealing she is “all for” the appearance-enhancing procedures. The “Dangerous Liasons” star, 53, insists too much criticism is levied at women who go under the knife to ...
Huffington Post
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Sacramento Bee
By Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland BALTIMORE, Oct. 6, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Women get the lion's share (87 percent) of all the surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. That's why most plastic surgery advertising is ...
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ABC News (blog), a website offering consumer reviews and expert Q&A about cosmetic procedures, translated many of the story's details, including that Chavez is a “pageant trainer.” Given the frequency of Chavez's surgeries, it's not surprising that one ...
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Dr Sarah McMillan specializes in Mommy Makeovers and procedures of the Breast. This includes Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction. Dr McMillan is a ABMS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing at a ...
( - The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery looks at the statistics for thirty-four different cosmetic procedures. Nineteen of the procedures are surgical, such as rhinoplasty or facelift. ...
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Benzinga (press release)

News Junky Journal (press release)
Pamela Howard, wife and office manager for Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Paul S. Howard, MD, FACS has launched, an educational and highly informative web site dedicated to uncovering the truth ... (press release)
Pamela Howard, wife and office manager for Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Paul S. Howard, MD, FACS has launched, an educational and highly informative web site dedicated to uncovering the truth about board certification and ...

PR Web (press release)
According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 2% to over 1.6 million performed in 2010. Dr. Thomas Lintner, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, says the recent popularity of ...
Harley Medical News
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Benzinga (press release)

Fox News
But it never occurred to Daniels that cosmetic surgery might be the solution—at least, not until her OB/GYN offered to make some cosmetic tweaks at the same time as a scheduled hysterectomy. "He said, 'We're going to be opening you up anyway, ...
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