Yes, we’ve written blogs about choosing plastic surgeons before, but it’s alarming to see articles about botched surgeries; reporting how a patient went to an unqualified surgeon. What’s worse? When patients come to us wanting to have a botched surgery fixed. That being said, we will reiterate the need to know who’s performing your cosmetic surgery.
Without question, make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Doctors who are board certified are held to certain standards that can help to keep you, the patient, safe. This certification also means that your physician has gone through rigorous training. This helps patients to be sure that their doctor is knowledgeable and skilled in the area of medicine they specialize in.
Another thing to look for is the societies and organizations the physician is actively involved in. Plastic surgeons who are active members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) achieve membership by invitation only. Only physicians who have been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery can be members of ASAPS, and they must also have significant experience in cosmetic surgery. Once you have verified board certification, further assurance regarding your surgeon’s qualifications can be afforded by his or her membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The next step is to call and set up a professional consultation. Spend time before your appointment to educate yourself about your procedure so you know what questions to ask during your consultation. If you know someone who works in your local hospital or surgery center, you may want to get some input as to your surgeon’s reputation in a surgical setting. Ultimately, a positive connection with your surgeon and your surgeon’s staff is essential. You should be made to feel comfortable from the minute you step foot into the office. It is also crucial that you feel there is good communication and that all of your questions are answered and explained in a thoughtful and clear manner.
Don’t need to worry about Top-Rated Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC. His experience and credentials are top-notch. Dr. Magassy is always willing to answer any and all of your questions during your consultation. Call us today to setup your consultation.