It is important for the prospective patient to choose a plastic surgeon who is right for them and who is well trained to perform the procedure in which they are interested.
Here are some ideas to help you do that. Remember that a facial plastic surgeon is a physician who devotes his practice and his training to surgery of one area: the face. His training has been focused on education about the specialty of the face, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.Good questions to ask a prospective plastic
surgeon are these:
- Do you specialize in surgery of the face?
- How many procedures of the type of surgery I want do you perform?
- Are you board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, (please read the FAQ on board certification)
- Can you show me photographs of patients you have operated on?
Select a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable, who makes time for you, and who answers your questions to your satisfaction. Remember, it’s your face!