How To Select A Plastic Surgeon Penfield NY
The decision to partake in plastic surgery of any kind is a big one. Add that to the fact that there are thousands of different procedures and surgeons, and it can become quite the decision. This guide can help you make the right decision in finding a plastic surgeon and deciding what is best for you.
Ralph P Pennino
1445 Portland Avenue
RALPH PENNINO, MD
10 Hagen Drive
Linda Sue Parlin, MD
1561 Long Pond Rd Ste 210
Timothy David Doerr, MD
Elethea Hitchens Caldwell, MD FACS
999 Quaker Rd
Howard Neil Langstein
601 Elmwood Ave
Dr. Stephen Vega
1050 Pittsford-Victor Road
VITO QUATELA, MD
973 East Avenue
David Hazen Refermat, MD
Jonathan Asa Richman, MD
366 Oxford St Apt 6
The first step in selecting a plastic surgeon is to do research on the procedure you plan on having. Is it a minor operation, or one that will keep you in the hospital for days or weeks? You will want to know whether the plastic surgery you plan on having is a common one. If it is, the list of plastic surgeons will most likely be abundant. A less common procedure or a newer procedure will mean that the number of surgeons who perform it will be less. This will give you a narrower field of specialists to work with in determining who will do the operation for you.
When you research your procedure on the Internet, you will undoubtedly come across message boards and chat rooms dedicated to the surgery you desire. These can be excellent places with a wealth of knowledge within. People who have had this particular plastic surgery done can offer advice, give help, offer support, and even help you find a great surgeon in your area. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible as to what your surgery entails. That way you will know the most important questions to ask when you start the process of choosing a plastic surgeon.
It is easy to find a plastic surgeon by looking in the phone book or on the Internet. But finding the right one for your procedure, and the one who will do the best job, is another story. But how do you choose? Start by asking around. Word of mouth is a plastic surgeon's best friend, as the better job they do, the more people will recommend them. Talk to any family or friend that has had the same surgery as you, and ask them to recommend their plastic surgeon to you. Check message boards on the Internet and find out if someone near you has any recommendations for a plastic surgeon.
Hospitals and doctors' offices are also great places to start looking for a recommendation for a well-known and reliable plastic surgeon. Most doctors recommend a complete physical before any plastic surgery, so make that the first appointment on your way to plastic surgery. Ask your doctor and nurses if they can recommend the best plastic surgeon, or the best clinics to have your procedure done in. Get as many opinions as possible so you have a variety of people to choose from. Get names so you can then do the proper background check on that plastic surgeon. Many factors need to be considered for a surgeon, the first of course being skill. But bedside manner, convenience, and location are also major factors to consider when finding a great plastic surgeon.
Almost any reputable plastic surgeon and plastic surgery clinic will offer their potential customers a free consultation to talk about the procedure they plan on having. After you have compiled a list of plastic surgeons that you believe can do your surgery, narrow it down even farther by doing your research on the Internet on them. Make appointments for a free consultation with the ones you believe are the best for you and your situation.
Don't jump for the first plastic surgeon who makes promises. Plastic surgeons are all out for your business, but a reliable one will not make false claims or push you into a decision. You are under no obligation to choose any kind of procedure the day you have the interview. Take a notebook with you and take notes on what the plastic surgeon says, so you can compare them later with the others. Do not let one rush you into a procedure. One very important thing when looking for a plastic surgeon is to not sign anything right away. Give yourself time to think about whether you want that particular plastic surgeon working on you and your body. Take the time to interview as many as surgeons as possible; that way you can pick the best one for you.