Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon – Some Things To Consider

cosmetic surgeonYou will live with your decision to undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery for the rest of your life. It is prudent to make your decision thoughtfully and carefully. Your choice of a cosmetic surgeon is equally important. A successful surgical outcome and the enhancement of how you feel about yourself is critical. An unsuccessful outcome may mean additional costs, additional surgery and, unfortunately, heartache.

To help you make your decision, here are a few things to consider:

  • Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a plastic surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. Many doctors with general surgery or other medical training decide to offer cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kimmel is board certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery – the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.
  • Does your surgeon have experience in the procedure you want? Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills – operating on a nose is different from operating on a breast. Ask your surgeon how they trained in the procedure you want and how many times they have performed it.
  • Do you feel a connection to your surgeon? It’s important to feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team and feel like you can trust them to recommend what is the right procedure for you.
  • Have you thought about the aesthetics of the procedure? Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder; what one person finds beautiful may not be beautiful to another. Choose a cosmetic surgeon that shares your aesthetic tastes. Look at before-and-after photos; compare the results for the procedure you want; take a selfie for reference. If you are considering a facial procedure, look for photos of patients that are near your age and have a similar facial structure. Do they look the way you would like to look following your surgery?

Dr. Kimmel would love to answer your questions about the procedures he offers. Call for a consultation appointment, today: Pottsville – (570) 622-2900. Hazleton – (570) 455-4252.

9 thoughts on “Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon – Some Things To Consider

  1. Thanks for the tips for choosing a cosmetic surgeon. I have some work that I have been wanting to get done on my nose for a long time, so I am finally looking for a surgeon. I like that you mentioned to find a surgeon you feel comfortable with and connected to. That will make the whole process easier and remove some of the anxiety.

    April 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  2. You make a good point how it would be important to check and see if the surgeon you’re working with has experience in the area you need. My wife wants plastic surgery, so this is definitely something we’ll keep in mind. Would sitting down for an interview be the best way to go about determining their experience level?

    April 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm
  3. It is actually a great and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us.

    April 23, 2018 at 6:26 am
  4. I appreciate your advice on looking at before and after photos of past patients, who are around your are, when choosing a cosmetic surgeon. My sister has been thinking about getting a facelift surgery and so I will have to pass along your advice to her. It seems like a good idea to get a feel for the style and aesthetics of a doctor before picking them to do something as significant as a facial procedure.

    April 25, 2018 at 9:54 pm
  5. It makes sense how you’d want to choose a cosmetic surgeon that has experience in the area you’re looking to have a procedure done. My wife wants to get a breast augmentation, but she isn’t sure about who to have handle the procedure. I’m sure she’d feel more comfortable letting a surgeon handle it who has plenty of past experience with this type of plastic surgery.

    June 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm
  6. I had no idea that the government didn’t require plastic surgeons to be specifically trained in the procedures the offer. Thanks for the great tip the make sure they are certified by the surgeon board. My friend has been wanting to get breast surgery, as she’s very flat chested. I’ll share this article with her, so she can choose the best plastic surgeon for her needs.

    July 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm
  7. Mentioning the importance of finding a surgeon that has your vision of beauty was really helpful to read. Tips like this can save you from a lot of issues later on with the procedure you have done. When my cousin asked me questions about a face-lift surgery, I figured tips like this would help her a lot.

    July 25, 2018 at 10:01 pm
  8. My mom, as well as my cousin, are interested to undergo a facial surgery. However, we’ve been advised that we look for a certified and credible surgeon. And I agree with that since it will be too risky to just allow somebody to touch us at all costs.

    August 7, 2018 at 7:37 am
  9. Experts always suggest appointing the right professional service providers in order to get the best treatment. There are numerous professionals offering similar kinds of services, but it’s you who needs to know every detail of their offered service quality. One of the most important considerations is checking your preferred doctor’s experience and knowledge. This article contains a lot of informative details. Thank you for sharing.

    September 20, 2018 at 6:58 am

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