Choosing your plastic surgeon is no easy task. Most of the time the surgery or rejuvenation that you are in search of is not absolutely necessary. You as the patient are given a unique and powerful position of selecting your care provider. It is important to be smart and do your homework. Make sure the provider is indeed a Plastic Surgeon trained at a reputable Plastic Surgery Training program. There are many non-plastic surgery trained providers claiming to be cosmetic surgeons that have attended weekend courses and are now performing invasive procedures.
Do not be afraid to ask questions. A good patient is a well-informed patient. Also, do be afraid to get another opinion. Make sure you and your surgeon reach a common ground before moving forward and signing up for a procedure. It cannot be emphasized enough that communication is critical. Your surgeon and you need to have realistic expectations. You must be willing to ask and provide all information necessary to make a well-designed plan to meet your expectations. Your surgeon must provide you with information and educate you on what can realistically be performed.