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Anyone can: Legally call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon". But only a plastic surgeon who has passed the exams on the american board of plastic surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Nose reshaping: Typically, nose reshaping is either done surgically, or with soft tissue fillers. These are not plastics, but are rather polymers of substances that are usually found in the body. The vast majority of them resorb over time. There are, in addition, nasal implants made from silicone or other polymers, but these are used infrequently. ...Read more
Many years of school: I don't know your background but to become a board certified plastic surgeon you must complete an accredited medical school-4years) then an accredited residency( integrated or GenSurg/ENT + plastic surgery residency-anywhere from 6-8 years) pass all your national board exams then pass your American Board of Plastic Surgery exams. ...Read more
Many Years of Study: There are several types of plastic surgeons, but to become a general plastic surgeon, it requires at least 3 years of college, followed by acceptance to a medical school for another 4 years. After this, most training programs are 6 years- 3 of general surgery and 3 of plastic surgery, followed by a board certification exam. Only then may a surgeon practice in the community. ...Read more
Debatable: It depends upon what you might want done. Plastic surgeons specialize in a variety of areas including cosmetic, cancer reconstruction and wound reconstruction. You want to see one who works in the area you want potentially worked upon. ...Read more
Best Plastic Surgeon:
The most critical decision to be made in achieving the best plastic surgical result is picking the most experienced and talented, that is the best, plastic surgeon possible. Too often, patients choose a physician based on a catchy ad, the brand name of a technique or a few before and after photos, or their web site’s search engine ranking.See this link on how to choose:
http://drnichter.com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/ ...Read more
Start wtih ASPS:
"Best" is subjective, we all have our own opinions.
Surgeons who get Boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have a much more rigorous and comprehensive training, so ensuring the surgeon is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery is a great place to start. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a very nice "find a doctor" section. ...Read more
Ask your friends who have had plastic surgery who they recommend. If your friends recommend a particular plastic surgeon because they are happy, that is probably a good sign.
Also, make sure that the plastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon and not some 'cosmetic surgeon' . Look at where they went to do their residency and fellowship training. ...Read more
Plastic Surgeon: Depending on the procedure there are a number of plastic surgeons in the dallas metro area. You can use the find a surgeon function of the aesthetic society (asaps) , the asps or the asrm. When you search these terms and plastic surgery you can find someone in you geographic area. All of these doctors are board certified in plastic surgery by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more
Best plastic surgeon: Finding the best is a difficult answer. The first thing to do is make sure they are board certified. Recommendations by people they have operated on are best. Also, each surgeon is typically better at some procedures then others, so ask what is there specialty. Check before and after photos but we only show our best work. Best thing is to feel comfortable with the surgeon who is operating on you. ...Read more
Cheek projection: Enhancement of the cheek to have more definition and projection can be done several ways. Surgically, cheek implants can be placed through an incision in the mouth. Also, fillers can be used to fill up the area creating more fullness. Fillers are not permanent and last a defined period of time depending on type of filler. Fat, hyaluronic acid, calcium phosphate are examples of several fillers used ...Read more
Passion for career: You really have to love what you do to become a great plastic surgeon ...Read more
One plastic surgery: Plastic surgery is a broad field of medicine. It is a rigorous training residency after some preliminary surgery training. The field of plastic surgery is technique related and is not isolated to one area of the body. Plastic surgeons are trained in reconstruction of all body areas as well as the cosmetic correction of the body. There is only one board certification in plastic surgery. ...Read more
Results : Getting predictable results with the least amount of complications. Meeting my expectations and my patients expectations. ...Read more
First of all, look for good results and experience. Then you should always look for someone that you feel comfortable with. There are plenty of surgeons that get great results, so make sure that the one you choose understands what you want and is honest and available for you.
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Ask around: From trusted friends, respected professionals and previous patients. Start with your existing physicians and ask for referrals and then use local hospitals or medical societies as week as national organizations such as the american society of plastic surgeons at plasticsurgery.Org. Verify credentials with state licensing agencies. Arrange a few consultations. ...Read more
With the state: The state licensing board will investigate all complaints. ...Read more
Rotate on plastics: They generally choose rotations on the plastic surgery service in school to start. :). ...Read more
No, not at all: Plastic surgery is a broad field which includes cosmetic surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, burn care, hand surgery and other very specialized areas. Nobody can do them all! some of us concentrate on reconstructive surgery, some on hand surgery, etc. A plastic surgeon is a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery, no matter the area of concentration or specialization. ...Read more
Even the best....: Yes it is true that even the "best" plastic surgeons have complications. However, they are usually around to manage and treat them. If you have complications and your surgeon is thousands of miles away, it may be very difficult to get treatment. ...Read more
Dr Wong is Correct!: You will also get the best answers by providing the most accurate information about your question which may include pictures of the issue. ...Read more
They vary...: Many have sponsorship programs by which doctors without many good reviews can pay to get their profiles featured highly. Other sites "filter" reviews of those who don't advertise. Just be careful. The actual reviews can be helpful though. :). ...Read more
Multiple Procedures: It is usually a good idea to discuss additional procedures. Sometime one procedure will change the way another is performed, or the order of procedures may be important. Ranking the procedures by priority can be very helpful. The down side is that it means processing a lot more information. Talking about too much at once can be overwhelming, so give yourself time to digest it all. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I am likely to need with my pcm in order to get referred to a plastic surgeon?
Depends on insurance: Yes you will need a pcm referral if mandated by your insurance plan in order to achieve coverage of a reconstructive procedure, . If this is deemed to be for a cosmetic procedure, a referral may be useful to seek the skills of a qualified surgeon but not necessary. ...Read more
Are plastic surgeons from around the world required to register with the american board of medical special?
No: No that is really an option for most plastic surgeons. However most hospitals do require their plastic surgeons to show proof of board certification (but not all). Many surgicenters may not have this requirement. Office surgical suites may have no requirements. ...Read more