There are a number of "plastic surgeons," "cosmetic surgeons," "aesthetic specialists," and "cosmetic doctors" out there. The field can appear saturated at first glance, and it can be a real challenge to find the appropriate provider for your unique concerns.
There are a few absolute requirements, in my opinion, when choosing a plastic surgeon for an elective cosmetic enhancement:
- Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the most robust, strict, and highly regulated board that concerns cosmetic procedures, and surgeons with this designation are required to meet the highest academic, ethical, and technical standards.
I am a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have worked hard for many years to align my practice with the highest standards of best patient care.
- Choose a plastic surgeon whose results (and before & after photos) you feel comfortable with. You may well end up looking like the patients you see.
A small sample of my work is available for viewing under the "Before & After" tab of this website.
- Choose a plastic surgeon who conducts his or her practice in a manner that you feel is appropriate and meets your needs. Most of us want a doctor who returns our calls, replies to our emails, sees us in a timely fashion, gives us his or her personal contact information, and employs a staff that is compassionate to our concerns.
I am very committed to giving my patients' the best possible care, and I hope that you have an excellent experience with me and my office. You will have 24/7 access to me and my office via email, telephone, and cell phone, and your comfort and satisfaction are my priorities.
- Choose a plastic surgeon who other patients rate highly. Beyond the bare minimum qualifications above, I find this one to be the most telling. The best predictor of future performance is past performance, and you are likely to have a similar experience to the person who was in your shoes last week or last month. Do your homework and read your doctor's reviews.
My independently verified patient reviews are posted in the "Testimonials" tab of this website. A few of the reviews we received in the past few days are also posted below.