As no two people are exactly alike, the same goes for cosmetic surgeons. For every patient there is a doctor who will suit their needs best. What satisfies the taste of one person may not suit the preference of the next. That’s why it’s imperative to do your due diligence and research your potential expert at home.
Do you like their work?
Although they are medical professionals, plastic surgery also requires a great amount of vision and artistry. Every artist has a portfolio of their past work and a plastic surgeon is no different. If you’d like to get a rhinoplasty performed, look at your doctor’s website or social media profile to see if you like their work. If you’re not impressed with their portfolio, you may be leaving the results that you get up to luck. Even if the professional whose work you love may be at a higher cost, they’re worth the extra investment. After all, if you’re not satisfied with the results you get with your second-favorite expert, you may end up going to your top choice later and investing more than you initially would have.
Make sure they’re board certified.
Board certification is imperative to making sure that you will get the results you’re promised. While people generally trust that doctors can perform the services that they offer, they cannot know for sure that the medical professional is best suited to perform that treatment. It is not legally necessary for medical professionals to get board certification in the field they claim to specialize in. When a physician gets board certification, they are ensuring that they can perform the procedure they claim to specialize in. It is a dependable way for a patient to ensure that the surgeon they’re trusting has proper training in the field they claim to specialize in.
Ask the right questions.
When going in for a consultation, don’t be afraid to get personal with your doctor. If you want a rhinoplasty in NYC, ask them whether or not they’re board certified in facial plastic surgery. They’re more likely to have more experience if their board certification is specific. Amount of experience matters- ask them how many of these procedures they’ve performed and for how many years they’re performing them.
Are they agreeing with everything you say or are they making recommendations that are in your best interest?
If you come in for a consultation, wishing to have a Christina Applegate nose but have the face shape of Jennifer Anniston, and your plastic surgeon doesn’t make recommendations that would better suit your face shape or give you a realistic idea of what your results would look like, then they probably don’t have your best interest at heart. A good cosmetic surgeons will make sure that realistic expectations are set and may even try to steer you toward a better choice for the symmetrical harmony of your facial features.
If you or someone you know would like to know more about a procedure you have in mind, call Dr. Jennifer Levine in New York City. She is one of the only cosmetic surgeons who is double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and has a passion for merging art and science.
Schedule your appointment today at 212.517.9400.