The plastic surgeon you choose can make all the difference when it comes to your cosmetic surgery. A top-notch plastic surgeon can restore your self-confidence, whereas an inexperienced one will only cost you a lot of money and heartache.
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, you have to be exacting in your standards. To help you in your research, here are six things to look for in a plastic surgeon.
Board Certification and Qualifications
There are general surgeons who make the leap to cosmetic surgery due to the practice’s profitable nature. To ensure your surgeon is board certified to perform plastic surgery, check for American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certification before scheduling your consultation.
Cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by insurance, so your insurance company will not be able to check the doctor’s qualifications for you. In addition, most plastic surgeons also do not work within a hospital system, making it difficult to vet them.
Experience and Certification in the Specific Procedures You Want
Here’s another thing. Your plastic surgeon may be board certified, but is he or she board certified for the procedures they advertise?
The field of cosmetic surgery has many different specialty areas, each requiring specialized skills. A plastic surgeon with board certification to perform cosmetic surgery on the breast may not be board certified to perform surgery on the nose, cheek, or eyes. Every cosmetic surgeon will have a specialty. If you’re looking to have breast surgery, make sure to check for certification to practice the procedure. With the proper certification, the plastic surgeon should be able to provide before and after photos of the surgery he or she has performed.
Compatibility With Your Aesthetic Sense
Your plastic surgeon may have a different idea of what’s aesthetically pleasing. For this reason, make sure to ask for before and after photos. As early as your initial consultation, you should get an idea of the plastic surgeon’s aesthetic sense. Plastic surgeons also have a distinct aesthetic in their procedures. It’s not uncommon for a plastic surgeon to create a distinct look in their nose, cheek, and eyebrow procedures. Again, always review a plastic surgeon’s past work and see if it’s compatible with your aesthetic style.
Today, you cannot so much as visit a restaurant without being bombarded by customer reviews. Why not review reviews for your plastic surgeon? Check review sites such as Yelp, RealSelf.com, Plasticsurgery.com., as well as Facebook and Google. Also, ask around: does the plastic surgeon have good word-of-mouth recommendations?
Patient, Honest, and Compassionate
Deciding to undergo plastic surgery is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life. Therefore, you need to be very comfortable with your plastic surgeon and trust that you are in safe hands. Have a list of questions at the ready during your consultation. If your plastic surgeon expresses annoyance at this, leave the clinic fast! If something as minor as asking questions annoys a surgeon, it’s a terrible omen of what’s to come. Once you’re on the operating table, it will be too late to leave.
You should also ask about the costs. Is the plastic surgeon upfront or vague about costs? The fees should be agreed upon beforehand. Beware of rude and impatient surgeons who do not take the time to explain things to you in a clear manner.
A World-Class Operating Facility
A crucial part of your safety during the surgery depends on the cleanliness of the tools and the surgical facility. First, the operating facility should be accredited. Next, the facility should be sterile, sanitary, and there should be no unpleasant smells. Lastly, you should be comfortable with the staff at the facility. The last thing you want is to feel ignored or unheard.
Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey
If you want to make improvements to your face and body, contact Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa in New Jersey. We can reverse signs of aging and enhance your look at our world-class facilities.
Our surgical team is headed by Dr. Louis Iorio, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and a member of the following organizations:
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Medical Society of New Jersey
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Iorio performs most surgical procedures at the Surgical Institute, in Neptune, New Jersey, using only the safest and most advanced tools and techniques. The facility is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc (AAAHC).
Our surgical team is committed to providing the best plastic and cosmetic treatments for our patients in Colts Neck and Brick. Feel free to contact Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa at 732-780-9191 or 732-458-7400 or request an appointment now.