What to Look for When Choosing a New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, your satisfaction with the results of your procedure and, in fact, with the entire cosmetic surgery experience will depend largely on the skill, training, experience and artistry of the New York facial plastic surgeon you select to perform your procedure. As with selecting a cardiologist, gastroenterologist or other physician in a highly specialized field of medicine, you will want to look for an experienced plastic surgeon who:
- Specializes specifically in facial cosmetic surgery,
- Is known and respected as one of the top New York facial plastic surgeons, and
- Has extensive experience performing the specific surgical procedure you seek.
Making an informed choice in the selection of your facial cosmetic surgeon is critical to the success of your procedure. After all, you will be wearing your surgeon’s skill for all to see. A poorly-performed cosmetic procedure or unfortunate scarring cannot be hidden under a sleeve or pants leg.
To ensure that your cosmetic surgery achieves the results you desire, ask the following questions when interviewing Manhattan facial cosmetic surgeons:
Are you a state-licensed physician?
To practice in any state, physicians must complete the requirements of that state’s medical board. It is important to realize that a state license indicates that the physician has met the minimum educational and residency requirements demanded by the state, has passed the state medical examination and continues to meet continuing education requirements. It is not a guarantee of specialized experience or expertise in a specific medical specialty. However, it is still an important question to ask.
Some boutique spas now offer nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox. In many cases, these non-invasive procedures are being administered by a cosmetologist, not a trained physician, which increases the patient’s risk that the procedure may be inexpertly performed or result in permanent damage to the face.
To Be Continued…