How To Choose A Plastic Surgeon

What Is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is the art of aesthetically enhancing the physical form. When properly performed, it can dramatically improve one’s appearance, restoring natural and youthful beauty.

The skilled plastic surgeon can help you achieve the look you’ve always desired through a combination of sound aesthetic judgement and surgical expertise that’s taken years to cull. Quality plastic surgery is “invisible”-it helps you look younger and more attractive, without appearing obvious or artificial. However, aesthetic vision and surgical skill vary among surgeons-so be sure that you are in the hands of a surgeon that is aesthetically gifted, highly competent and extremely well experienced.

Tips For Choosing A Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

When you are choosing a plastic surgeon, it is a decision that will have to live with for many years, if not your entire life. You want to make sure that surgeon you choose has all the necessary qualifications. It is important to verify that the surgeon you are choosing is trained specifically for the procedures that they are advertising. Contrary to popular belief, the government does not require that a surgeon be specifically trained in the procedures that they offer at their practice. You will also want to make sure that your surgeon is performing all procedures at an accredited facility. This means that the surgical facility has all the necessary tools, equipment, staff and safety procedures.

Ask Questions About Your Surgical Procedure

Don’t be afraid to ask the surgeon-”how many times have you performed this procedure?” Most important of all-be sure to see real before and after photographs of patients who have undergone the same procedure. Do not settle for computer simulations! The computer will not be altering your looks—-the surgeon will! This is extremely important because, there is no substitute for experience! If you are satisfied, then proceed to step three-if you are not sure, then get another opinion!

While you want to ask questions about your procedure, it also very important to listen to the aesthetic judgement of your surgeon; after all, they are the expert! Does it sound like something that would enhance your appearance? Proper beauty aesthetics are easy to comprehend when properly explained. If it sounds reasonable to you, then proceed to step two. If it doesn’t sound right to you..get another opinion. There is simply no substitute for sound aesthetic judgement!

Surgeon Talent Figure

A plastic surgeons abilities can be measured on a bell shaped curve graph like the figure above. As with most other occupations, you will receive better treatment closer to the fall of the graph. We believe that Dr. Palmer, Recently voted “One of the World’s Best” Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons by an international magazine-would be well positioned under the Bell Shaped Curve!

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

Once the first two steps have been met, you can factor in the price. Prior to this you’re not certain which procedure is right for you-therefore the price should be irrelevant. Step three is a point where you can be fairly comfortable with the level of surgical competence and overall satisfaction, so you may want to compare costs. Minor differences in costs may reflect such things as, how much of the finishing stitches does the surgeon do-or does the assistant complete this portion of the procedure. How well are the incisions hidden and how often will you have follow-up visits with the surgeon. There are reasons for price differences-be sure that you understand exactly what you are/are not getting! You may opt to pay the higher price for more personalized care! You can continue on to the fourth and final step.

Listen To Your Intuition

Here you may want to factor in variables like the board certification of the surgeon. Does he/she carry an impressive reputation in the community or carry a university teaching affiliation? How do you feel about the surgeon and the office staff? Follow your gut instincts—–they will serve you well!

Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Dr. Francis Palmer of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery is a skilled artist when it comes to making any modifications on your body. He works with all his patients to meet all of their needs and ensure that they leave happy and satisfied. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Palmer!