These days, it seems like many medical professionals (especially plastic surgeons) have a Web site. Naturally, some of you may assume that it’s just to bring in more business. That’s actually not quite the truth. Sure, we want potential patients to know we’re out there and why they should choose us over a competitor, but there’s more to it than that. A few other important things plastic surgery Web sites aim to do are:
•Provide information about a surgeon or practice
•Educate prospective patients
•Share real patient stories
•Show before and after pictures
•Provide a basic idea of what different procedures can accomplish
Knowing about your plastic surgeon and becoming educated about various procedures are important steps before any surgery. For example, prospective Rhode Island breast augmentation patients can visit my site and gain knowledge about my qualifications and about breast enhancement procedures before even scheduling a consultation.
Being an educated patient gives you the power to make informed decisions and choose the procedure that will best achieve your goals. The more you know when you walk into your consultation, the more you’ll get from your time with your surgeon. Plastic surgery Web sites can help give you the information you need to select a surgeon who can ultimately guide you in selecting a procedure.
What do you think of plastic surgeon Web sites? Have they been helpful to you?