Choosing a surgeon is an essential element of plastic surgery. Not only are you trusting your surgeon to keep you safe throughout the procedure, but you are also counting on that person to provide you with aesthetically desirable and lasting results.
Unfortunately, not all surgeons are equal, and it is up to you to choose the one that is best for you and your aesthetic desires.
While it can be challenging to know what (or who) you are looking for, you can ensure that the choice you make is one that you will be happy with for years to come if you follow some general guidelines.
It should go without saying that schooling and training are essential when it comes to choosing the person who will be responsible for your safety and the results of your surgical procedure.
Look up where they went to school (both undergraduate and medical), and find out what kinds of schools those are. Also look up internships, residencies, and fellowships.
This knowledge will begin to give you an outline of the surgeon’s qualifications and expertise.
Because plastic surgery is elective, you get to choose the surgeon you want to perform your surgery. Don’t be afraid to be picky. You are the one who will be living with the results.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies plastic surgeons. By being certified by the ABPS, a surgeon has demonstrated expertise in the field of plastic surgery.
Certification by the ABPS also allows for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a prestigious society that guarantees training, skill, and experience.
While many plastic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, some surgeons specialize in specific techniques.
Feel free to ask your prospective surgeon about their specialties and how long they have been performing them.
Find out how many times they have completed the procedure of your choice (whether it is breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, or facelift surgery), and look closely at their before and after pictures to see if you are happy with the results and can imagine similar results for yourself.
The Comfort Test
While education, training, and skills are the most important aspects of choosing the right surgeon for your procedure, you should not overlook the importance of feeling at ease with your surgeon.
You should find someone that you feel comfortable with and confident in. How well do they listen to you? How interested are they in you? How compassionate are they toward your insecurities and the reasons for your interest in surgery?
Why Should You Choose Dr. Frederic Corbin?
Dr. Corbin has been transforming patients’ lives for over 25 years. Dr. Corbin has degrees from some of the top universities in the country and memberships in both the American Medical Association and the International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, making him qualified and respected both at home and overseas.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and someone who will listen to your concerns as well as your desires.
If you are ready to discuss a potential plastic surgery procedure, contact Dr. Corbin by calling his Beverly Hills office at (310) 284-8384, his Brea office at (714) 671-3033, or by filling out his online contact form.