Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is the first step towards getting the results you want from your cosmetic surgery experience. The right surgeon will help you understand your options, set realistic expectations, and prepare for both surgery and recovery.
Consider these three key factors when choosing a cosmetic surgeon:
- Board certification. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, look for a doctor who is specifically certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction. This certification indicates that the doctor is trained and experienced in medicine and surgery in general and more importantly is specifically trained in the types of procedures you’re looking to have.
- Experience. Before scheduling your procedure, ask your potential surgeon about past experiences with the technique you’re considering. Request to see before-and-after photos and consider finding out how many times the physician has performed this particular surgery.
- Communication. It’s important that you feel comfortable asking your cosmetic surgeon questions and that you are getting your questions answered. Choose a surgeon that is open about specific techniques, potential risks and side effects, as well as the recovery process.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett understands that the relationship between patient and physician is important. He looks forward to answering your questions and talking to you about what results you might be able to expect from the latest cosmetic surgery techniques.
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, contact either our Alameda or Brentwood, California office today to schedule a consultation.