Have you been thinking about a cosmetic procedure? Maybe a particular feature, such as your nose, has been an area of concern for your whole life. Or maybe you have just recently noticed wrinkles developing and you want to learn more about injectables to head them off. No matter how small or large your desired procedure is, it is very important to find the right physician.
It is, of course, very important to find a surgeon who is qualified and well educated. You want someone who has experience. It is just as important to find someone you feel comfortable with as this is an important factor in ensuring that you and your surgeon are on the same page. You have to be able to freely discuss your desires and expectations and be comfortable with and trusting of the answers you receive. It is recommended that you schedule appointments to consult with physicians you are considering, and if you are not fully comfortable, try someone else.
Put some effort into learning about your surgeon’s qualifications. Your surgeon should be board certified in facial plastic surgery or plastic surgery. Sometimes, physicians in other specialties will do cosmetic procedures, but it is best that you find someone who truly specializes in what you want to do. Dr. Kabaker, for instance, is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The procedure should also be performed at an accredited facility. Most cosmetic procedures these days are performed in outpatient surgical centers. Make sure that the one you are visiting is up to date and accredited. This will tell you that it has been inspected and is equipped to handle any emergencies that might arise. We have been surveyed and accredited every 3 years since 1991.