Choosing a Surgeon


How do I choose the right surgeon?

Choosing the right surgeon is a serious decision. We suggest scheduling consultations with multiple surgeons, so you have the opportunity to find the one that’s the best fit for you.

Never let yourself be pressured into making fast decisions. Instead, take as much time as you need to do your own research and look into each surgeon’s training and experience.

Additional Considerations

In addition to medical experience, you should consider a surgeon’s personal communication skills. Make sure he or she takes the time to answer all of your questions and that he or she speaks to you in a patient, respectful manner that makes you feel comfortable. And always make an effort to meet the staff—the surgeon’s team plays a large part in your overall experience.

You may also want to ask potential plastic surgeons about the products they use in their practices. You want to make sure the surgeon you ultimately choose is using a brand you can trust during your surgery.

Click here to view frequently asked questions you can ask when scheduling your consultation.

Finding a Surgeon

There are many ways to find a qualified surgeon. Referrals from friends or family members who have had a similar procedure are a great way to start. And you can instantly find great surgeons in your area using our Find a Surgeon search tool. You may also consider reviewing surgeons based on their certifications. The following respected professional organizations include board-certified plastic surgeons:

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (AACS)

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