How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon
If you are considering cosmetic surgery of any kind, it is important to select a skilled, knowledgeable plastic surgeon. Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau have over 50 years of combined experience and are proud to serve residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. In this blog post, our team at The Landings Surgical Centre offers a few tips on how to choose a plastic surgeon.
Choose a Board-Certified Surgeon
Before you schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon, make sure that he or she is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This indicates that the surgeon has been tested in their field of expertise and has been held to the highest standards in the industry. Both surgeons at The Landings Surgical Centre are board-certified and equipped to address virtually any aesthetic concern.
Choose an Accredited Surgical Facility
Many cosmetic surgery procedures are performed outside of a hospital setting. That is why it is so important to choose an accredited facility to ensure the highest level of care and safety. The Landings Surgical Centre is a fully accredited facility. We use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques so our patients can achieve the optimal, long-lasting results they desire.
Consider the Surgeon’s Areas of Expertise
Some plastic surgeons focus on breast procedures. Others focus on facial surgery. Whenever you are selecting a surgeon, ask which procedures they perform most often. You can also ask about any involvement in teaching or writing about the treatment you are considering.
Select a Provider Who Makes You Comfortable
While expertise is an essential element when choosing a plastic surgeon, you should also select a provider that makes you feel at ease and comfortable. Most of the time, rapport will be evident by the end of your first consultation. Trust your gut. Here are some questions to ask:
- Can I discuss my fears with this surgeon without feeling judgement?
- Do I trust this surgeon to deliver personalized results?
- Do I feel informed about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure?
- Does the rest of the team make me feel heard, relaxed, and comfortable?
Look at Before and After Photos
Any reputable plastic surgeon has a collection of before and after patient photos. Be sure you ask to review them during your initial consultation. This is a great time to discuss your overall treatment goals with your doctor. Show him or her what you like, what you dislike, what you wish you change, and the outcome you hope to attain.
Read Patient Testimonials
In the information age, everything is at our fingertips. When shopping around for a plastic surgeon, be sure to look up online reviews for providers. These can be found on Google, Facebook, and other medical review websites like Healthgrades. This way, you can gain some insight about the practice before you ever set foot in the office.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Are you thinking about cosmetic surgery to enhance your appearance, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Landings Surgical Centre. Contact our Halifax, Nova Scotia, practice online or call us at (902) 492-2007.