No matter what type of plastic surgery you are considering, one of the most important factors in the success of the surgery is the surgeon who will perform the procedure. How do you find a well-trained, qualified, experienced plastic surgeon? Here are some guidelines:
1. Check His or Her Credentials
Did your surgeon complete an accredited residency program specifically in plastic surgery? Is he or she certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? This comprehensive background gives foundation to your surgeon’s skills.
2. Find Out If Your Surgeon Has Hospital Privileges
Even if your surgery will be performed in the doctor’s own surgical facility, he or she should have privileges to perform that procedure at an accredited hospital in your community.
3. Ask If Your Surgeon Belongs To Professional Societies
The most demanding and the largest is ASPS (the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Its members must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and must participate in continuing education and adhere to a strict ethics code. The ASPS is the largest plastic surgery organization in the world and the foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) signifies excellence and expertise in the cosmetic aspect of plastic surgery.
4. Conduct a Consultation/Interview
Your surgeon should answer all of your questions thoroughly and to your satisfaction. He or she should ask about your motivations and expectations, offer alternatives where appropriate, and welcome questions about professional qualifications, experience, costs and payment policies. He or she should make clear the risks as will as the possible variations in outcome.
5. Finally, Remember That The Final Decision Is Yours
If you have reviewed your surgeon’s credentials, are satisfied with your consultation, and have realistic expectations, it is likely that you will be pleased with the outcome of your plastic surgery.
If you're considering plastic surgery in the Las Vegas area, find out if Dr. Hayley Brown meets your standards. Call Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center at 702-260-7707 or contact us online.