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How To Choose a Plastic Surgeon: Tips for Finding The Right Cosmetic Surgeon For You

Woman being examined by a plastic surgeonThe decision to undergo plastic surgery is not one that should be taken lightly. Once you’ve made the choice to move forward with a cosmetic surgery procedure, the next big decision you’ll have to make is who you’d like to perform the procedure.

Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision – and choosing the right plastic surgeon for you can make a big difference when it comes to your experience before, during and after your procedure.

So what should you look for when selecting a plastic surgeon? How will you know when you’ve found the right cosmetic surgeon for you?

Here are a few key things to consider when looking for the right plastic surgeon for you.

Board Certification

The very first thing you should look for to ensure a plastic surgeon is well qualified is a board certification. Any plastic surgeon you are considering should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This designation indicates that the cosmetic surgeon is properly trained and experienced in plastic surgery procedures.

Experience in the Procedure You Are Interested in Having

While some plastic surgeons have specialties, others are experienced in doing it all. Either way, you’ll want to make sure any board certified plastic surgeon you are considering has extensive experience performing the specific cosmetic procedure you are hoping to undergo.

Experience Treating Patients Like You The Way You’d Like To Be Treated

Not only should the plastic surgeon be experienced in the procedure you are interested in. He or she should also be experienced treating patients just like you. You want to find someone who has taken individuals who look like you in their ‘before’ photos and produced results you would be happy with in the ‘after’ photos. You’ll want to be sure that your surgeon’s concept of aesthetic beauty aligns with yours, and that he or she has handled cases similar to yours before.

Personalized Attention & Customer Service

As with any type of medical procedure, individualized attention is incredibly important and can make or break an experience. A high quality plastic surgeon will be able to give you personalized attention during every step of your plastic surgery journey, from the initial consultation to the procedure and the post-operative care and check-ups afterwards. You’ll want to find a practice that offers attentive customer service so you can have your questions answered promptly and your mind at ease throughout your experience.

Location of Practice

Some people are willing to travel great distances for medical procedures, while others are much more comfortable finding well qualified medical professionals closer to home. If location is a factor for you and you’d like to stay local for your plastic surgery procedure, then the location of a surgeon’s practice is another important element to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon.

Looking for A Plastic Surgeon in Upstate NY? Consider Dr. Juan Garcia!

If you’re considering your plastic surgery options in Upstate NY, we hope you will keep Dr. Juan Garcia of Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery in mind.

Dr. Garcia’s practice in Glens Falls NY is a convenient option for patients in Albany, Saratoga, Queensbury, Lake George and throughout the Adirondack Region. We offer a variety of cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments, including facial sculpting, breast surgery, body contouring, CoolSculpting, medical spa treatments and more.

Dr. Garcia is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has decades of experience treating patients of all kinds. He is an accredited, award-winning surgeon backed by a staff of compassionate, experienced medical professionals who will make you feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire plastic surgery journey.

Considering your plastic surgery options? Give us a call today at 518-793-0475 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.