There are some people who, once they decide to have plastic surgery, seem to be a hurry to get the procedure done. They do not research the procedures they are interested in prior to contacting a potential surgeon so they don’t know what questions to ask, and they end up using the first one they talk to. Unfortunately, they do not realize that, in most states, anyone with a medical degree can do plastic surgery, even if they do not have any training in the procedure!
Not preparing before talking to a prospective surgeon is extremely foolish, since the wrong choice of surgeon could lead to enormous disappointments that can last a lifetime. Research has shown that patients are most likely to have a successful surgery are those who educate themselves about the procedure before meeting with the surgeon. By educating yourself about the work you want done and the surgeon’s qualifications, you are maximizing your odds that your procedure will be a success.
After all, you want to find the absolute best surgeon for the job, since the most skilled plastic surgeons are really part doctor and part artist. Include in your research process learning exactly what the credentials are for a surgeon to be certified in the procedure you want to have done. Be aware that board certification may only be for a certain procedure, so you must make sure that a prospective surgeon has a certification for the procedure you are interested in. Also, just because a surgeon has all the desired certifications does not mean they are the best person to do the job, since some surgeons do not do these procedures very often. You should select a surgeon that performs the procedure at least once a week.
During the research process, you must also remember to gather information on the facility where the surgery will take place. An accreditation of the surgical site is a good indication that your surgeon is concerned with safety and quality.
One more thing to consider is a detailed list of what followup care you will need and a schedule of after care visits you will need to make. I checked and found there are several plastic surgery clinics to choose from and I bet there are several in your area also. By making a few calls, I have found the names of several liposuction surgeons that specialize in the procedure I am looking for, so make sure you check for clinics that specialize in the procedure you want.