How to Pick a Plastic Surgeon?

How to pick a Plastic Surgeon?
How to pick a Plastic Surgeon?


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There are several things that everyone should take into consideration when choosing a plastic surgeon. The most important thing to consider is whether or not your plastic surgeon is board certified.  

Board certification is a very important process in the training. 

In the credentialing of plastic surgeons specifically for the field of plastic surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board that certifies plastic surgeons.  

The first question that one should ask when looking into a plastic surgeon is is this plastic Surgeon board certified, and the second question is is the Plastic Surgeon Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?  

In addition to that, and assuming that the answer to both of those questions is yes, now you need to.  

Have a website

Get an idea of the specific plastic surgeon and what kind of plastic surgery this plastic surgeon typically performs so the plastic surgeons website is a great place to start before and after. Pictures are often very helpful.  

See many plastic surgeons

And the general recommendation is prior to having any procedure performed, you should really go see about 3 plastic surgeons.  

This way you get a different number of opinions and you get to meet with three different people and determine which one you have the best rapport with and which one you think is going to be the most trustworthy and reliable and give you the best results and also the best experience.  


So one of the questions that I would ask a plastic surgeon also is how often do you do this specific procedure? Certain procedures in plastic surgery are very complicated.  

And so you want to get an idea of how experienced this surgeon is for this specific procedure. So board certification very important in choosing a plastic surgeon, specifically board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  

I would recommend website before and after pictures and meeting with several surgeons. And asking them what are the procedures that they are most experienced with and most commonly performed?  

Note: Use of this post does not constitute the establishment of a physician/patient relationship between you and Robert J. Morin, M.D. The information on this post is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or a medical consultation. Robert J. Morin, M.D. makes no representation or warranty concerning errors, omissions, or other defects in, or the accuracy of, the information contained on this post. Robert J. Morin, M.D. will not be liable to you, for any damages, claims, demands or causes of action as a result of your use of this post or any information you obtain from it.

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