Men and women considering plastic surgery in the Seattle area may find it difficult to choose which surgeon is right for them. While one can be seduced with glitzy marketing appeals, it”s also important to consider the following criteria when choosing a surgeon:
- Education and Training: Check to make sure that the doctors you are considering attended reputable schools for their medical degrees. If their educational background is not listed on their websites, ask to see their C.V. In addition, look at their training in terms of where they did their residency and whether they had any fellowships.
- Experience: Does the plastic surgeon have experience with the procedure you are considering? For example, suppose you want to rejuvenate your appearance with face lift surgery. Ask how many facelifts the surgeon has performed and look at before and after photos on the surgeon”s site for that procedure to make sure the results look natural and aesthetically pleasing.
- Certification: Check to make sure that the surgeon you are considering is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Comfort Level: Select a plastic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable. In general, I feel that in addition to training, experience, and board certification, my patients select me because I take the time to listen to their concerns in order to design a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs.
Plastic surgery can provide a way to improve your life physically and emotionally, and it”s important to take as much time as you need to choose the surgeon that is right for you.