With the demand for plastic surgery at an all-time high, there is no shortage of surgeons providing services. While it is up to your plastic surgeon to ensure great results and provide a safe, surgical experience, the responsibility of choosing the right surgeon to trust with your upcoming surgical procedure is the most important duty as a patient.
With so many surgeons to choose from, where does one start? When choosing a plastic surgeon, start with the most important factor first: credentials.
The easiest way you can ensure a safe cosmetic treatment is to ask your plastic surgeon if they are board-certified in plastic surgery. Board-certification is the gold standard by which plastic surgeons are judged. When asking about board-certification, the most crucial certification is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) certification. This means that your plastic surgeon has proven their self as being proficient in the field of plastic surgery to their peers. Board-certification requires a high level of expertise, training, and experience to achieve. Only the best surgeons achieve board-certification, and choosing a surgeon with the proper certifications goes a long way toward protecting you in your upcoming surgery.
Remember, not all board-certifications are the same. Many doctors are board-certified in various fields of medicine across the country, so be sure to be specific when doing your research. A surgeon who is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine is not a board-certified plastic surgeon; they are a heart specialist. Many doctors with certifications in other specialties are offering cosmetic procedures as a means of additional income. While highly trained in their area of expertise, these surgeons may not have the experience or full understanding of how to get the best results when it comes to cosmetic procedures.
Like a plastic surgeon, facilities have accreditations as well. Finding out which facilities the surgeon is associated with and what accreditations that facility has can also be an indication of the quality of service you will receive.
When it comes to a surgical procedure, even an elective one such as plastic surgery, nothing is more important than safety. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Pinsky, can ensure that your procedure goes smoothly and that you receive results that will leave you completely satisfied.
Don’t cut corners in your search for the right plastic surgeon; choose Pinsky Plastic Surgery for all your cosmetic needs.