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3 Tips for Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon

If you’re thinking about getting a plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast lift or BBL, finding the best plastic surgeon is important. Remember that the person you trust to undertake your procedure will be paramount in changing your appearance (and your life), so deciding who to trust should not be done in haste. What are the essential characteristics to look for when selecting a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia?

Board Certification

It goes without saying that you don’t want any plastic surgeon performing procedures on you if he or she has not completed the certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an American Society of Plastic Surgeons member. Check your potential surgeon’s credentials prior to even booking a consultation.

See if You Vibe

Once you find a potential surgeon, schedule a consultation to get to know them better. Rapport and communication should feel easy and natural. This will make you feel more confident before, during, and after the procedure. Look for an honest provider who gives you realistic expectations about what a procedure can and can’t do for you. If you feel the surgeon is overselling the procedure, he or she may be disingenuous and not have your best interest at heart.

Does the surgeon have a specific procedure that’s become their “signature?” If you’re looking for a facelift in Philadelphia, for example, going with a surgeon who has done thousands of facelifts makes sense. In this sense, “practice makes perfect” is more than just an old adage.

Check Out the Facility

Once you have found a plastic surgeon that seems to mesh with your personality, make sure the facility where the procedure will be performed is also up to par. It should be accredited and licensed by the state, whether it is a hospital or a clinic. Find out if the facility is accommodating to patients and how they make patients comfortable.

Read reviews on both plastic surgeons in Philadelphia and the facilities where they work to get a good idea about other peoples’ experience with them. Word of mouth is often the best way to judge whether or not you are making a smart move.

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