Researching your Plastic
Surgeon is probably one of the most important aspects that you should complete
before going on a consult.
below help you finding out about the
surgeon you are considering:
the right Plastic Surgeon should be more than you opening up the Yellow Pages
and calling around. The process is much more complex, and the resources and
information we have on this site will help you consider important facts of each
surgeon you might be considering.
Our research section highlights are listed below, in which many important
factors are taking in to consideration before deciding on one specific surgeon
to perform your surgery. The sections on explaining board certification and
what it means is very important to read, along with checking credentials at the
State Board Website listings and also the key websites to help you complete your
Our resource section is here to help you find a skilled
and qualified plastic surgeon.
The Vital Doctor Checklist tells you if
your doctor is verified with the
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Most plastic surgeons are listed with this governing body and will assure you
that the surgeon you are considering has their own surgical suite accredited and
that anesthesia is only administered by a qualified medical doctor. Also, it is
very important to check if your plastic surgeon has
Local Hospital Privileges, in case of an emergency.
Societies is also necessary, and you will find all the links and the explanation
of what each society is. Medical Societies are considered
“crème de la crème”, with permission of membership only available
through peer reviews and special qualifications. These societies also include professional guidelines of strict
standards of ethics and patient safety.
Choosing a plastic surgeon
is the single hardest decision you must make, as you want to place all of your
trust and confidence in this one person. Have the right tools to help you
choose the right plastic surgeon for you makes the decision so much easier.
into consideration the skills and experience of your plastic surgeon, their
hospital privileges, their facility accreditation, and their board certification
by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, along with the background checks, you
can ensure that a plastic surgeon is worthy of scheduling a consultation with
for the plastic surgery procedures you are interested in.