Once you’ve decided to undergo cosmetic surgery, your next – and most — important decision is selecting a surgeon you can trust.
It’s imperative to make sure than any plastic surgeon you consider is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The ABPS certification assures that a surgeon has completed rigorous training of at least six years following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training.
The certification also ensures that the surgery will be performed in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities. Such facilities could be a hospital or other type of facility that meets standards for equipment, safety and staffing.
After you’ve narrowed your candidates to board certified plastic surgeons, you’ll want to consult with your finalists.
During your consultations, you should discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history and lifestyle. You should ask to see a portfolio of work, including before and after photos. In addition, you should discuss with your prospective surgeon details about your expectations; what the procedure will involve; the pros and cons of the surgery, and recovery time.
When you’ve gathered this background information, you will feel more confident about pursuing an aesthetic change.
To get your search started in the Dallas area, consult the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeon directory for a highly qualified candidate. https://www.dallassocietyplasticsurgeons.com/dspsmembers/