Choosing A Surgeon You Can Trust
If you are considering undergoing plastic surgery, it is important to find the right surgeon to perform your procedure. Take a look at the following tips for choosing a plastic surgeon before you schedule your surgery:
- Look into Education
Research the education and training that a surgeon has received before making your decision. A plastic surgeon should complete a minimum of two years of plastic surgery training in addition to five years of surgical training. It is also important to choose a surgeon who is qualified to perform all types of plastic surgeries, including both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
- Check for Certification
In addition to being adequately trained, the plastic surgeon you choose should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or another nationally recognized institution. This organization ensures that plastic surgeons maintain high ethics and standards and are trained in modern surgical techniques. You should also make sure the surgeon you choose only practices medicine at accredited facilities. A highly skilled surgeon will also be a member or committee chair of other prestigious medical associations.
- Ask for Recommendations
If you know an individual who has undergone a similar procedure, ask about the experience and results provided by the surgeon whom he or she chose. You may also want to search the internet for reviews and ratings of nearby surgeons. You can often find descriptions of a surgeon’s bedside manner and practice online. Be sure to choose a plastic surgeon who consistently receives positive reviews from patients.
- Verify Experience
During a surgical consultation, ask the plastic surgeon who you are considering about his plastic surgery experience with the type of procedure you want. You may ask to see before-and-after pictures of similar procedures to ensure that a particular surgeon can deliver the results you expect.
Dr. Stephen J. Ronan of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. To learn more about Dr. Ronan or to schedule a consultation at our advanced surgical center in Danville, call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today at (925) 736-5757.