15 Sep 6 Steps to Picking a Facial Plastic Surgeon
We’re not saying you should be more forgiving when choosing a plastic surgeon for your body, but when it comes to your face you really need to do your homework! RefinedMD is your hub for getting beautiful, natural-looking results. We’re fully reopened, practicing social distancing, and following all local and CDC guidelines but virtual consultations with board certified Dr. Sudeep Roy for facial surgeries are still available so that you can maintain self-isolation as much as possible.
Your face is the first thing people see, whether you’re on a Zoom call or in-person. Remember that masks aren’t going to be permanent, and while they do a great job of hiding lines, wrinkles, and sagging below the eyes right now there will come a time when the masks come off. That’s one of the reasons facial plastic surgery demands have been skyrocketing across the country. You probably have more recovery time than ever right now, so why not make the most of it?
But you don’t want to trust a facial surgery to just anyone. Here are the key steps you need to follow when picking a facial plastic surgeon in order to achieve gorgeous results:
- Make sure they’re board-certified. Obviously, right? However, not all plastic surgeons are board-certified so you definitely want to start by narrowing down your list this way.
- Check third party reviews. Every clinic is going to have testimonials and reviews, and those can be great ways to see what happy patients have to say about their experience. But what clinic is going to post negative reviews? Visit third party review sites and make sure you’re checking for mentions of your specific doctor and that the review is addressing the surgery you’re interested in.
- Look at the before and after galleries. There was a time when you had to schedule an in-person consultation to see before and after photos, but that’s no longer the case—or at least it shouldn’t be. When a surgeon achieves beautiful results, they’re naturally going to want to share this with potential patients. A before and after gallery houses those photos that say 1,000 words. This gives you a peek into what you can expect.
- Schedule a consultation. Consultations are the next big step after you’ve done your initial homework. Right now, a reputable surgeon will be offering virtual consultations so that you can maintain safety and social distancing whenever possible. Reviews and photos can tell you a lot, but ultimately you’re a one of a kind person and your results need to be, too. Your consultation is where you can ask all your questions and get information on recommendations specific to you. It’s a good idea to write down your questions beforehand so you don’t forget anything.
- Trust your gut. You’ll probably have an instinctual reaction during your consultation. No amount of photos or reviews can take the place of talking to your potential doctor. Remember that this is the expert you’re trusting with your safety, health, and results. You won’t just see them one time. They’ll also be responsible for taking care of you during recovery. You deserve to work with a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and who you trust.
- Consider the pros and cons of experience. Does a plastic surgeon who has been performing procedures for as long as possible (several decades) really mean they’re a better match for you? Not necessarily. Experience is of course important and you want a surgeon who has performed hundreds of the surgeries you’re interested in. However, continuing education and a commitment to lifelong learning in their field is equally important. Find a surgeon who balances experience with learning and keeping up with the latest techniques and procedures.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve shown that you’re serious about treating yourself to cosmetic surgery. It’s a big decision, and it should be an exciting time! Put yourself at ease and follow these easy steps to lead you to the perfect facial plastic surgeon for you. Here’s one more bonus step: find a plastic surgeon whose clinic also offers the latest non-surgical treatments.
Surgery cannot affect the actual quality of the skin. In other words, if you have skin laxity and hyperpigmentation, the surgery will not address the latter unless it happens to be part of the skin that’s removed during the procedure. Combining facial surgery with esthetic treatments is usually the best approach. To learn more about facial plastic surgery and esthetic procedures, call RefinedMD today at (408) 688-2082.