Tips For Finding and Consulting With A Plastic Surgeon

Leading San Diego Plastic Surgeon Offering Patient Effective Advice
By: BolithoMD
SAN DIEGO - Aug. 20, 2015 - PRLog -- When one decides to embark on a plastic surgery procedure, it is highly recommended for them to undergo their own due diligence to ensure they are meeting with an adept surgeon. According to Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, it is imperative that an individual seek a board certified plastic surgeon.
It can be a daunting task trying to locate a board certified plastic surgeon. However, with top-tier organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), visitors can be afforded an online tool in locating a board certified plastic surgeon.

Moreover, the surgeons on this digital roster are also current members in good standing with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who perform plastic and reconstructive procedures. They are either board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in the United States or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In some instances, surgeons such as Dr. Bolitho are certified in both countries. For those unable to log onto the site, the American Board of Plastic Surgery can also be reached by phone.

Once a surgeon has been chosen, the next step in the protocol may include the following:
•    Researching patient reviews
•    Visiting the doctor’s website
•    Perusing the “before and after” patient gallery on the website

Another item to consider is to find out if the plastic surgeon has been the recipient of any awards of recognition. For example, cosmetic surgery in San Diego will award surgeons as “Top Doctor.” At the San Diego Medical Society, both members and nonmembers take part in the voting process in choosing their pick for leading regional plastic surgeon.

Another regarded listing where top doctors are chosen by their talents, education and skill is Castle Connolly, LTD. It’s important to find honorees in where doctors are chosen through a rigorous screening process and peer voting guidelines.

During the consultation, it’s strongly recommended to bring a list of questions to the meeting. If one is interested in a certain cosmetic procedure, do ask questions pertaining to the surgery, the recovery, any risks, or side effects. Also inquire about hospital privileges and making sure their operating suite is accredited by an organization such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

While each person is different, the following offers important guidelines in regards to determining if a patient is a good candidate for a surgical procedure such as:
•    Patients who life a healthy lifestyle
•    Patients who have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of their surgery
•    Nonsmokers

During the course of the consultation, a patient may decide to take the next step in having digital photos taken of the area(s) for rejuvenation, augmentation, or reconstruction. These photos are then uploaded to a touch screen in the examining room. While the surgeon discusses the procedures and answers questions, this software tool is incredibly helpful since it offers the patient an excellent visual.

During the consultation, do make certain all questions have been addressed. Also inquire about plastic surgery financing as many offices do offer a pathway for payment plans.

Cosmetic surgery is an exciting journey and an investment in oneself. So do take the time to be thoughtful in the choice of a board certified plastic surgeon as well as the procedure.

Dr. Bolitho welcomes inquires at (866) 738-9360 or Please feel free to visit his website at

Glynn Bolitho
Tags:Cosmetic surgery San Diego, Plastic surgeon San Diego, Plastic Surgery San Diego
Location:San Diego - California - United States
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