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Undergoing plastic surgery is a life-changing transition because you are choosing to modify physical features on your body permanently.
When a person decides to seek plastic surgery, their first step will be selecting a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon.
What Should I Look for in a Plastic Surgeon?
Here are three essential things to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon:
1. Is the Plastic Surgeon Board Certified?
There are nearly 8,000 plastic surgeons in the United States. So, how do you choose the plastic surgeon that is right for you?
First, ask your surgeon, “Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?”
Many plastic surgeons claim to be board certified, but it is important to ask where they earned board certification, since not all certifications are the same.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery requires its plastic surgeons to meet a high level of ethical standards, extensive training, and experience.
Choosing an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon can lower your chance of risks and complications and increase your satisfaction post-surgery.
You can find a board-certified surgeon in your area by visiting American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
2. Does the Plastic Surgeon Have Experience?
This may seem like an obvious statement, but you would be surprised by the number of plastic surgeons that do not have an adequate amount of experience.
Before deciding on a plastic surgeon, you should confirm they have extensive knowledge in the surgery you are seeking.
Ask how often he performs the procedure you are interested in. If the answer is “not frequently,” it might be best to choose another plastic surgeon.
Most people falsely believe a plastic surgeon’s level of experience is not as important for minimally invasive procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic. It is still important to check your injector’s experience for non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments as a failure to do so could result in unnatural or overly done results.
3. Does the Plastic Surgeon Have a Before and After Photo Gallery?
A good practice before deciding on a plastic surgeon is to check out their before and after photo gallery.
If they do not have before and after photos of the surgery you are inquiring about readily, you should ask if they have any available.
You will be able to see the results of previous patients and assess if these are the results you would be satisfied with.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Carpenter in Dallas, TX?
Dr. Carpenter is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over 24 years of surgical experience.
Dr. Carpenter has operating privileges in numerous facilities, including Baylor Medical University and Baylor Uptown. Aside from his extensive experience, Dr. Carpenter is a genuine and trustworthy plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals with plastic surgery.
View his before and after photo gallery