More Tips for Choosing New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
As we noted in our previous post, the skill, training and experience of the Manhattan plastic surgeon you choose to perform facial plastic surgery will have a critical impact on the success of your procedure and your satisfaction both with the results of your surgery and the care you receive. To ensure a positive cosmetic surgery experience, follow these additional tips on how to choose a New York plastic surgeon:
- Look for a plastic surgeon who is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. Plastic surgery to the face and neck area is a highly specialized field. A Manhattan facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Edward Kwak who limits his practice exclusively to facial plastic surgery will be more knowledgeable about state-of-the-art technology and new procedures than cosmetic surgeons that offer a less focused scope of services. Ask yourself whether you would prefer to have your facelift performed by a surgeon who only does the occasional facelift or by a NY facial plastic surgeon who has performed thousands.
- Take a close look at the plastic surgeon’s credentials which are generally posted on the physician’s website. Receipt of prestigious fellowships or special awards indicates a plastic surgeon who demonstrates superior medical skill and expertise. For example, Dr. Kwak was selected for admission to the prestigious residency program of the famed New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, one of the country’s premier residencies in head and neck surgery. He was also selected to an elite fellowship in facial plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston.
- The publication of scientific articles, contributions to medical texts and medical school teaching positions indicate a facial cosmetic surgeon whose skills and expertise are at such an advanced level that he has been entrusted with educating the next generation of facial cosmetic surgeons