Are you someone who has considered changing an aspect of yourself? Maybe you have a feature that has bothered you for years. Maybe you just feel that your age has caught up with you and you want to look a little bit younger. Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you will surely have many questions and concerns. The best place to look for answers and calm your nerves is a good plastic surgeon, but in order to do that you will have to find the best surgeon for you.
Your surgeon’s qualifications and experience are of the utmost concern. Put some effort into learning about your surgeon’s qualifications. Your surgeon should be board certified in plastic surgery by either the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Facial 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. Some surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery procedures so, if you’re interested in a facelift or nose job or other facial procedure, you might want to consider a specialist. Further, a small handful of surgeons, like Dr. Naderi have particular expertise in a specific procedure, such as a rhinoplasty.
Be sure that your surgeon is well practiced in the specific procedures you are interested in. Ask to see before and after photos of other patients who have had your procedures. You want to see that your surgeon has performed them many times with good results. As a side benefit, this will help you get a better idea of what your results may look like.
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. This may entail going to consultations with a number of physicians, but this will be time and money well spent as finding the right doctor is a vital part of the plastic surgery process.
Your surgeon should perform procedures in appropriately accredited facilities. Most cosmetic procedures 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.
If you are interested in setting up a consultation, call DC-area facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kulak or Dr. Naderi at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland today.