How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon for Botox

Nov 9th, 2012No Comments




Botox Treatment

Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people have made use of Botox treatment for various forms of cosmetic treatment. Although there are many reputable surgeons who perform Botox treatments, there are also many who are simply out to make money. These are the ones who have very little to no experience and who are also not certified by any medical boards. It is important to take note of the following tips when choosing a surgeon to perform Botox treatments.

Industry Reputation

This is one of the most important points to take into consideration. Before allowing any surgeon to perform Botox treatment, it is important to ensure that they have a respectable reputation in the medical field. Among the easiest ways to find out about a particular surgeon’s reputation is to inquire at your doctor’s office or ask the surgeon that you are considering using for the procedure if they are willing to give you the names and contact details of previous clients that have had the same procedures done there. It is also important to ask around elsewhere for referrals in order to ensure that you are able to make an informed choice prior to the procedure.

Relevant Experience

It is important to confirm whether the surgeon that is performing your Botox treatment has the relevant experience and whether they adhere to the standards that are set out by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will help ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and is performed as it should be. Patients can inquire through their local medical board or hospital to determine the level of experience that the surgeon has. They should also inquire whether their chosen surgeon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery before allowing them to perform Botox surgery on them.

Suitable Qualifications

Any surgeon who performs Botox treatments has to be suitably qualified and certified. This helps prevent fly-by-night surgeons from performing inferior procedures on patients that can be life-threatening if they are not done correctly. In most cases, surgeons have to perform their first few surgeries under the supervision of another surgeon who is suitably qualified and experienced. This is to ensure that they know what they are doing and that the procedure is in fact performed correctly.

Online Reviews

This speaks for itself. Patients should also do an online search in order to determine whether there are positive or negative reviews available regarding their chosen Botox surgeon. If there are more negative than positive reviews, the patient should then consider using a different surgeon to perform the treatment. It is also important for patients to rely on their intuition with regards to choosing a suitable surgeon. If something doesn’t seem right or if the information provided by the surgeon doesn’t seem accurate, it is best to go elsewhere to have the treatment done.

By asking around and doing sufficient research about your chosen Botox surgeon, you can help ensure that the procedure is performed properly and that the desired results are achieved.

About author:

The office of Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Advanced Facial Aesthetics located in Boston, MA offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments including Botox, FFS, Rhinoplasty and many others. Call 617-566-3223 or email us at info@drspiegel.com Google+

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