Cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing decision and one you will consider carefully and won’t make lightly. It’s a decision you will live with for the rest of your life and the outcome is crucially important. A good outcome is hoped for…a bad outcome could mean heartache. That’s why it’s so important to choose your plastic surgeon wisely. Your choice of surgeon is equal in importance to your decision to have the surgery itself.
Consider these 4 things as you make your decision:
- Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. Many doctors with general surgery or other medical training decide to offer cosmetic surgery. Dr. Price is board certified, which is the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.
- Does your surgeon have experience in the procedure you want? Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills. Operating on a nose is quite different from operating on a breast. Ask your surgeon how he or she trained in the procedure you want and how many times they have performed it.
- Do you feel a connection with your surgeon and their support team? You should feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team. Do you like spending time with them? Can you trust them to recommend what is safe and right for you?
- Have you considered the aesthetics of your desired procedure? What one person finds beautiful may be unattractive to another. This is why it is important to find a cosmetic surgeon that shares your aesthetic sensibility. Compare results for the procedure you want to have, usually provided by the surgeon as before-and-after photos. Do the results appeal to you? Take a selfie for reference. For facial procedures, look for photos of patients that have a similar facial structure, are close to your age and have some of the same concerns. Do they look like you want to look after your surgery?
If you have concerns or are curious about a specific procedure, Dr. Price would be happy to meet with you. Call to schedule a consultation, today: (203) 453-6635.