Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon : Part 2

How to Choose Your Plastic Surgeon The Answer Will Surprise You
By: Dr. Kenneth Hughes
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LOS ANGELES - Nov. 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Experience: Experience is certainly important, but it is not about how old an individual is. There are 70 year plastic surgeons at the end of their careers who have only performed 100 surgeries each year average for their careers. This may be only 3000 surgeries. Whereas a much younger plastic surgeon may have performed twice that number. So experience is the result of the number and relative complexity of procedures not the age of the surgeon. Another consideration is that a surgeon may only perform one or two particular surgeries like rhinoplasty or liposuction. You would not want that individual giving it a try on a tummy tuck or a breast lift. At the same time, do not be fooled by surgeons who proclaim to specialize in one surgery like rhinoplasty. A much busier surgeon who performs a greater number of procedures may perform more of that specific procedure like rhinoplasty than does the proclaimed specialist.

Reviews: Reviews are certainly helpful for the patient in getting an understanding of the types of procedures the surgeon performs and perhaps the numbers of procedures. However, certain review sites can certainly be gamed, and patients should be aware.

Before and After Photos and Surgical Videos: If the patient can develop a very critical and discerning eye, before and after photos may be the most useful and unbiased way to evaluate a plastic surgeon. If you can determine when body positions have been manipulated and camera angles have been altered, you will be able to determine when more is done with less and how often maximal results are achieved. With the ubiquity of Photoshop, procedure videos on You tube can substantiate surgical skills and results.

Social media is here to stay but I do not think that any are useful in selecting the best plastic surgeon. I think that all of these things can simply divert focus from surgical outcomes and patient care. Even if you are the brightest individual and possess the greatest technical skill, you will never achieve the best outcome without extreme focus, perseverance, and dedication to your patients and their outcomes.

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