What to Ask When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is incredibly important because the choice you make will impact your face and/or body’s appearance for the rest of your life. And, selecting a qualified and skilled plastic surgeon is not only important to achieving your desired aesthetic results – but also helps ensure a safe and complication-free recovery!
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI encourages patients to consider these five items when consulting with a plastic surgeon.
Only Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
It is imperative to ask each plastic surgeon you consult with if they are board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Validating a medical license through state medical boards simply is not enough to verify that the consulting plastic surgeon is skilled in cosmetic procedures.
With the rise in popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, many general plastic surgeons and other types of medical doctors are offering these services to increase their profits – without being board certified. However, only a board certified plastic surgeon has undergone the rigorous training and continuing education that ensures they are skilled at cosmetic surgery.
Ask About the Plastic Surgeon’s Experience in Specific Procedures
Cosmetic surgery can vary greatly depending on the type of procedure. Some plastic surgeons may be more skilled in facial procedures over breast augmentations. In the search for the right plastic surgeon, keep in mind that different procedures require experience with different types of bone, tissue, and cartilage. For this reason, it is not uncommon to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in only certain procedures.
Patients are within their right to ask questions regarding the plastic surgeon’s years of experience, specific training, and number of procedures performed in the specific type of surgery they desire.
Ask to See the Plastic Surgeon’s Before & Afters
As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For this reason, it is important for patients see results from each plastic surgeon with whom they consult. While a friend may give a rave review, the plastic surgeon’s style may not match your personal aesthetic.
You can understand a plastic surgeon’s aesthetic techniques and results by reviewing before and after pictures from their past patients’ procedures. When reviewing cosmetic surgery before and after photos, look for past patients who have similar features or body types. This will help patients gain a better sense of the aesthetic outcomes they may experience if they select that plastic surgeon.
Choose a Plastic Surgeon with Whom You Feel Comfortable
Patients need an emotional and physical support system to ensure the best recovery and results of plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon and their clinical staff are a critical part of a successful pre-operative plan and a smooth recovery. The plastic surgeon will make recommendations to a patient throughout the course of care, so it is important to choose a plastic surgeon whom you trust.
Patients should always feel comfortable asking any questions of the plastic surgeon and their staff. Poor communication will only make a cosmetic surgery more stressful. While choosing a plastic surgeon who meets educational and experience criteria, having a connection and trust with the plastic surgeon is equally important.
Within the first few minutes of a consultation, a patient can typically determine if the plastic surgeon and their staff are friendly, informative, and transparent in policies and pricing.
Find a Plastic Surgeon with Pre-Surgery Imaging
When selecting a plastic surgeon, it’s important to find a practice that doesn’t leave results to chance. With state-of-the art technology, such as Vectra 3D imaging, results can be seen in advance before the surgery.
At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI Vectra 3D digital imaging is available for face, neck, and breast procedures. This innovative technology enables patients to see their expected surgical outcomes prior to their cosmetic surgery or procedure by providing a computerized image of the expected results.
Dr. Ali can help patients understand the results that can be achieved through cosmetic procedures to confirm a patient’s aesthetic preferences are being met and to help ensure their expectations are realistic.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is an excellent choice for patients who want to experience powerful and innovative technology, as well as get desired results from a skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon.
Top Plastic Surgeon | Birmingham, MI
Dr. Ali is board certified plastic surgeon, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American College of Plastic Surgeons. He has performed more than 7,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.
He has been awarded “Top Doc” by Hour Detroit Magazine multiple years in a row. Dr. Ali is also a “RealSelf” Top Doc and has an almost perfect 5-star rating from his patients on Google and Facebook.
To learn more about Dr. Ali, click here. If you are in Birmingham, MI schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery today!
Top Plastic Surgeon | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200