What to Do When “Second Opinions” Conflict

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Plenty of New York facial plastic surgery centers will tell you to meet with a few different surgeons before you choose one, and I agree. But what do you do if the surgeons’ recommendations don’t seem to match up? For example, if one surgeon suggests a full-scale face and neck lift as a “must,” and another says all you need is a quick facial filler, who is right?

I’ll be honest: every case is so different, there’s no universal rule that can guarantee the right choice every time. With that being said, here are a few steps I think you should take:

“Recommendations are only as good as the surgeon’s training and experience.” –Dr. Erlich

1. Research: Recommendations are only as good as a surgeon’s training and experience, so take some time to evaluate each surgeon’s education and look over their before and after photos. A good surgeon won’t mind taking the time to prove they’re worth listening to.

2. Ask “Why?”: When talking with doctors at New York plastic surgery practices, be sure to understand why they are recommending a particular option for you. That way, if another surgeon has different advice, you’ll be better equipped to evaluate what’s best for you and pose intelligent questions.

3. Think about the Long Term: Many New York plastic surgery patients find themselves asking the “Fillers or face lift?” question at some point just because nonsurgical options are considerably cheaper and more convenient, but surgical correction can be well worth it in the long run.

There are plenty of good reasons to get a “second opinion” for a wide range of medical procedures. Have you had two different cosmetic surgeons give you two different sets of advice? How did you handle making a choice?

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