Plastic Surgeon Checklist: The Boxes Your Doctor Should Check

Each of us has to make many different choices in the relationships we maintain in our lives. We choose people to be our friends and partners, people we hire to help us around the house, and ultimately, we have to choose our medical providers. A lot of pressure comes with choosing just the right doctor to meet your needs. Where do you start? How do you know what sort of questions to ask them? Everyone should have access to the medical care providers that meet their needs and make them feel the most comfortable. If you are on the hunt for a plastic surgeon, here are some of the things you should consider while searching for the right person for you.

Find A Surgeon With The Right Qualifications

A doctor must meet specific requirements to refer to them themselves as a plastic surgeon. That includes time spent in medical school, surgical training, and plastic surgery residency programs. While it may seem presumptuous to ask your plastic surgery office for your doctor’s résumé, it’s not inappropriate. Most surgeons will have that information available publicly on their website. If you’re curious to learn more about a doctor’s qualifications, you should feel comfortable to ask.

Choose Someone With The Specific Experience You Need

Not all cosmetic surgeons are alike, and they don’t all have experience in the same areas or techniques. Some specialize in reconstructive surgery, while others focus on cosmetic surgeries. Some concentrate on craniofacial surgeries, while others focus on hand repairs or burns. When you are looking for a plastic surgeon, find someone with direct experience performing the type of procedure you want. For example, if you hope to have a facelift or a breast reduction, you want to ensure that your surgeon has a good amount of experience with that procedure.

Check Out Their Local Reputation 

You can get the best insights about any service provider from their current and former patients. Look for reviews from people who have encountered the doctor and their staff. Ask around to people in your community who may have already had contact with the office you’re curious about, or check for online reviews to see the feedback that people have left. This first-hand information is helpful as you decide which surgeon will be best for you.

Let The Results Speak For Themselves

Most reputable plastic surgery offices will have examples of before and after pictures they can share with you from their previous patients. At The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we have them posted on our website for viewers over the age of 18. Most offices will also have examples of photos in their office to share with you. If you, for example, want to have liposuction, you can see real examples of the work a particular doctor has done to know whether or not that person is a suitable match for your needs.

Bedside Manner And Office Environment 

The most talented surgeon in the world will not be a good fit for you if you don’t feel comfortable with them or their staff. Your doctor’s bedside manner is essential to the positive experience you want with your plastic surgeon. When you meet a doctor for the first time, it is your right to discern whether or not you have a good relationship with that person. The same is true of the staff in your surgeon’s practice. In our office, we prioritize high-quality care with a gentle touch. Our providers and the entire team are committed to making our patients feel as comfortable as possible because we know that is central to having a great experience.

If you are searching for the right plastic surgeon, you have an exciting journey ahead. Not only can the right surgeon help you get the physical results you’re hoping for, but those results can significantly improve your self-esteem and state of mind. Plastic surgery is no longer considered a vain pursuit but something that confident men and women invest in so that they can go through life looking and feeling their best.

At The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, our surgeon, Dr. DeMercurio, is committed to helping our patients feel great in their skin. We offer a variety of different surgical and non-surgical procedures to meet the needs of all different types of patients. If you are interested in learning more about our services, you can begin by reviewing our website. When you’re ready to learn more about our team and set up a free consultation, please call our office anytime. Who you hire as your plastic surgeon truly does matter, and we know that Dr. DeMecurio and the team in our office will check off all the boxes on your list.