How to Choose the Best Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

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Did you know that almost 18 million people had surgical cosmetic procedures in 2018? If you are considering going under the knife to boost your self-confidence but are not sure how to choose the best board certified cosmetic surgeon for your procedure, you are in the right place. We have put together this short guide to share our top tips on choosing a qualified surgeon you can trust. 

Keep reading to learn how to find the best plastic surgeon around. 

1. Check Certifications

One of the first things you want to do is make sure that the surgeons are qualified to perform the procedures that they are advertising. Whether it is breast implants or rhinoplasty, the last thing you want is someone saying they are certified and they truly aren’t.

Keep in mind that the government does not require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures that they are offering. This is why we recommend taking a look at the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to see what surgeons have gone the extra mile to get certified. 

2. Interview Potential Surgeons

Make a consultation with each surgeon so that you can see how their facility is and how they treat you. Do not be afraid to ask them questions and make sure you feel comfortable with their answers. You can ask questions such as:

  • How did you train for my specific procedure?
  • How long have you been performing this type of surgery?
  • How many times have you performed this procedure?

You can also ask more specific questions such as how noticeable your breast implant scars will be if you are getting a breast implant procedure done. 

Don’t only pay attention to how the surgeon is, also pay attention to his or her staff. Were they helpful and friendly when you checked in and when you left? A surgeon’s staff is usually a reflection of the surgeon and whether they enjoy working in that office or not. 

3. Operating Facility

Where the surgeon has his office is not where they will operate. You want to find out information about where your surgery would be taking place. It is important that the operating rooms are accredited because in case anything goes wrong there are key life support systems in place.

When they give you the name and location of the operating facility do your homework and look for AAAHC, AAAASF, IMQ, JCAHO operating facility certifications, or other accreditations from your state medical board. Also, ask about the qualifications of the anesthesiologist. You will want an anesthesiologist that is Board Certified or that is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). 

Ready to Choose the Best Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon?

We hope that you are feeling confident moving forward with your search for finding the best board certified cosmetic surgeon for your needs. 

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