How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery is about becoming the best version of yourself.

To find perfection, it is important to find the best plastic surgeon in your area to attain your goals.

Follow these five steps to choose the best plastic surgeon for you.

1. Check the Plastic Surgeon’s Board Certification

You wouldn’t go to an oncologist or neurologist without proof of certification. Why would you go to a plastic surgeon without taking the same precautions? Plastic surgery may be a cosmetic operation, but that doesn’t mean it comes without risks.

Make sure that the plastic surgeon you are considering is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgeons are required to take this test every 10 years. If a practicing doctor does not have the necessary certification, he or she is committing malpractice.

2. Be Sure the Surgeon Is Experienced in the Operations You Want

Your appearance is the first thing people notice about you, so it’s important that you choose the best plastic surgeon for the procedures you want.

Check plastic surgeons’ websites and testimonials for expertise in the areas you are looking to enhance.

Before-and-after photos, online reviews, and frequency of operation are all indicators of a plastic surgeon’s experience.

3. Look for the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Aesthetic Goals

Look closely at the before-and-after photos on plastic surgeons’ websites.

Do they look current? Are they updated frequently? Do they reflect ages and body types close to yours?

Look at the specific procedures you are interested in (facelift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck etc.). Do the pictures reflect results you are looking for?

Plastic surgery is both an art and a science, so it is important that your plastic surgeon’s aesthetic vision aligns with yours.

4. Ask Questions

Research the specifics of procedures you are interested in before coming to a plastic surgeon for a consultation.

Ask plastic surgeons how often they perform the procedures you are interested in. Check for any malpractice judgments and negative reviews online.

If you have specific concerns about a procedure, ask plastic surgeons before booking an appointment with them. For example, ask what anesthesia is provided during operations and what the recovery process looks like for most patients.

Pay attention to how the plastic surgeon’s office makes you feel. Trust your intuition based on customer service, bedside manner, and office cleanliness.

5. Avoid Multiple Procedures

It may be tempting to go for your dream body all at once, but multiple procedures increase the chance of danger in cosmetic operations.

Many less legitimate plastic surgeons will suggest operation bundling to get faster results or “save money” by combining results. This process can lead to health risks and unsatisfactory results.

If you are happy with the first procedure by a plastic surgeon, perform the next with them. If not, it will be difficult to correct multiple procedures you are unsatisfied with.

Book a Consultation

The only way to find the best plastic surgeon for you is to have a consultation with one.

Dr. Mark Fetter is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic surgery. He has years of experience in facial, breast, and body procedures as well as hand and wrist disorders.

Contact Dr. Fetter’s offices in Prescott and Sedona, Arizona to begin your journey to perfection today.