In the quest to improve and enhance one’s physical features, and to look younger and feel better, millions of people are turning to aesthetic plastic surgery. Advancing techniques and clever advertising that promises to make dreams come true can entice countless patients to the operating table.
Because of the increasing demand, millions of disposable consumer dollars, and poor reimbursement from Managed Care and HMOs, physicians and surgeons from many different specialties are opting to provide cosmetic surgery services. The result is an increasing number of physicians with widely varying backgrounds, training, and experience. Understand that the majority of cosmetic surgeons are highly skilled and perform successful operations, but how do you choose?
As with all surgical procedures, cosmetic surgery carries potential risks, which can be disfiguring or even life threatening. It is paramount, therefore, to choose a plastic surgeon that is highly skilled in performing the procedure(s) desired to minimize potential for complication, and optimize the chance of having an excellent and natural appearing result.