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What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon

When you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform plastic or cosmetic surgery on your body, breast, or face, or for cosmetic services, advanced skin care, or injectables, it’s important to find one who you know has the right skills, experience, and demeanor to achieve the results you desire. Here are some criteria to look for when you’re choosing a plastic surgeon:

Board Certification

Make sure your plastic surgeon is board certified. Board certification ensures that your doctor has advanced training in a particular medical specialty and is highly qualified to perform procedures within that specialty. Plastic surgeons may be board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, and/or cosmetic surgery.

Hospital Privileges

See whether your plastic surgeon has privileges at an accredited hospital. Since hospital review boards evaluate the surgeon’s training and competency before granting privileges, this ensures that the doctor will be highly qualified to perform plastic surgery procedures at that hospital.

Knowledge and Expertise

Prior to your plastic or cosmetic surgery, schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeon to discuss in detail the plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure that interests you. Be sure that the discussion includes benefits and risks and that the plastic surgeon is able to thoroughly answer any questions you may have about the surgery. Also make sure that the plastic surgeon has extensive experience with the plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures that you are considering. 

Good Rapport

When you talk to the plastic surgeon, make sure that you feel comfortable with him or her and that you believe you’d have a positive doctor-patient relationship. It’s important that you feel like the plastic surgeon is able to communicate openly and honestly with you and vice versa, and that you are an active participant in planning your surgery together.

Follow-Up Care

Find out what the plastic surgeon’s policies are for follow-up care after a plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure. Will the staff provide detailed instructions on what you need to do post-surgery? How do follow-up visits work, and will the surgeon or staff be available after surgery if you have further questions or require other treatments?

Getting Started

At Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center, Dr. Louis Iorio is an experienced, approachable plastic and cosmetic surgeon who is board-certified in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Iorio is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, and Ocean Medical Center.

Dr. Iorio and his knowledgeable staff are happy to discuss the plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures and cosmetic services they offer and to answer any of your questions. Contact them today at (732) 780-9191 for Colts Neck, New Jersey or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey, or request an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.

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