Choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure is a big decision. Making the right one can help ensure you recieve the safest care and most satisfying results possible. So, when you’re scheduling your consultation with a plastic surgeon, keep these important questions in mind.
Are they board certified?
The first thing you should find out about your surgeon is if they have been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A board-certified surgeon has gone through extensive training to receive their certification and has the experience and skills necessary to provide you with safe and effective care. If they are not board-certified, you can’t be sure they have the necessary education and experience for your procedure.
What is their experience in the specific procedure you want?
While any board certified plastic surgeon should have the necessary experience when it comes to the procedures they offer, they often have certain specialties. You can almost guarantee that a surgeon has extensive experience with popular procedures like breast augmentation, but it doesn’t hurt to ask how many of the procedures they perform per year. By doing some research, you can determine if their numbers are low, average, or higher than other surgeons in your area.
Do they have before & after pictures available?
Before and after pictures allow you to see real life results and give you an idea of how the procedure can benefit you. The photos also act as a portfolio of the surgeon’s work and are something they should be proud of. If your plastic surgeon does not have any before and after photos to show you, this could be a red flag.
If you’re in the New York, NY area, you might consider Dr. Wallach for your plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Wallach is board certified and an expert in plastic surgery on the face and body. You can get to know Dr. Wallach better and learn about the procedures he offers by contacting our office for a consultation!