When you’re thinking about having plastic surgery in Phoenix, you have a lot on your mind. You want to find the best procedure for your particular needs, and you may start to wonder what the before and after will look like. But before you get ahead of yourself, you also need to take the time to choose a plastic surgeon that suits your needs. Here are a few tips to help you pick the surgeon for you.
Are they board certified?
Take the time to find out if they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure that you get the proper care. Not all plastic surgeons have the specialized training offered by the ABPS, which includes an accredited medical school degree, years of experience with general surgery, as well as a residency in plastic surgery that is supervised. Plus, they have taken the proper exams and have had experience in a professional practice.
What is their experience?
Ask about their experience when it comes to both general plastic surgery and the particular surgery you are interested in. You should also ask them to show you before and after images of their work. When choosing a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, often their experience will speak for itself, and they won’t have to stretch their accomplishments, but have them available in abundance.
Do they have positive testimonials?
Take the time to look at what others in Phoenix are saying about the plastic surgeon. We live in an age when testimonials and personal reviews are easy to find. While all reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, these will give you an idea of the professionalism and care that is put into the practice. If a friend has referred you, don’t hesitate to ask them to go into detail about their experience, so you have a general idea of what to expect.
How well do they answer your questions?
When you are choosing a plastic surgeon, you’ll have a lot of questions for them such as how long will the procedure last and what their plans are in case of an emergency. You want to make sure that the answers are communicated to you in a way that you understand. While communication isn’t the most crucial aspect when making your decision, it is definitely important to know that when you ask a question or have a procedure explained to you, you’ll be confident with the answers and won’t be intimidated when you have something to request.
How comfortable are you?
Once you’ve completed your consultation in Phoenix, you should feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon and the procedures they offer. You should also be confident they will keep your information private and use updated technology and methods. Undergoing plastic surgery is a big decision and Dr. Meger and his team understand that. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation to help get you started. Just call 602-957-6000 or fill out the online form to schedule your appointment today.