Plastic surgery is a significant procedure, and whether it’s a facelift, breast augmentation or tummy tuck, you want to be in the hands of someone who has a track record of doing the job, someone who cares about patients and someone you can trust.
With so many plastic surgeons in your area, it can be overwhelming to decide on the right person to help you. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the first thing patients need to do to ensure a good outcome. This is not a decision you should make lightly.
So how do you choose the right plastic surgeon? Here’s what you need to look for.
What Makes a Good Plastic Surgeon?
Skill: They have a proven track record of precision, talent and knowledge in the procedure you want.
Experience: They have got a lot of experience in performing the kind of procedure that you want to get, and they have years of expertise to prove it.
Communication: A good surgeon knows how to talk to their patients, make them feel comfortable and is honest about the surgery without sugar-coating it.
Proof: One of the best ways to figure out who you want performing your plastic surgery procedure is before and after photos of patients. This will give you an idea of the surgeon’s outcomes, and what you can expect after your procedure.
How to Find the Right Surgeon for You
They Make You Feel Heard
Some surgeons don’t take the time to really listen to the patient and get a deeper understanding of their goals. A good plastic surgeon is someone who wants to partner with you to help you achieve the outcome and result that you want. If your surgeon is not really listening to you or makes you feel like your input doesn’t matter, that might not be the right match for you.
Their Skill is Relevant to You
There are a great many talented plastic surgeons that you could choose from, but a big part of you matching with the right one is that their skill aligns with your goals. As you research surgeons for the procedure you want to have, look at the results they’ve gotten for patients in that specific procedure, not a general track record. You need to be a fan of the work you see when you research their before and afters.
They Have Happy Patients
We live in a society where there’s information about just about any product or service provider online. Use that to your advantage and look up the reviews your prospective surgeons have. This will show you real-life results, and because patients often express their opinions on more than just the procedure; you can glean a lot from a deep dive into online reviews.
Remember, the goal is to find a surgeon you will become a raving fan of after your surgery! If you would like to find out more about the work Dr Samuel does, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange a consultation.