Plastic surgery has become one of the most popular forms of surgery in the world, with millions of cosmetic procedures being performed each year. If you find yourself eager to go under the knife for whatever reason, you will want to ensure that you choose the right person to perform the procedure. These hints and tips will help make your desired appearance a long-lasting reality.

Be Willing to Meet With More Than One Surgeon Beforehand

Many people make the mistake of seeing a desirable procedure and then rush off to find the first available plastic surgeon to have it performed. However, doing this could set you up for a medical disaster, as he or she may not have prior experience in performing your chosen procedure. When speaking with a potential surgeon, it is also imperative that he or she be registered with The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons or The American Academy of Dermatology.

Ensure that your Chosen Plastic Surgeon has the Appropriate Experience

Although a plastic surgeon is permitted to perform almost any cosmetic surgery procedure, this does not mean that he or she will have success will all of them. Before signing on the dotted line, ensure that the surgeon you choose has performed your particular procedure before and has had successful end results. The easiest way to find this out will be to ask for referrals from previous patients. If the surgeon refuses to provide you with references, this should be a red flag which indicates that you should choose another surgeon instead.

Be Wary of a Surgeon Who Offers Many Procedures

It is normally not advisable to have many cosmetic procedures performed simultaneously, and if a surgeon is offering you this approach, it may be best to avoid him or her. For example, you may only want to have breast implants inserted and the surgeon is trying to offer you a tummy tuck or another procedure at the same time to ‘save you money.’ This approach is usually undertaken by surgeons who are more concerned about their bottom line than about the health of their patients. Many patients who have had more than one form of cosmetic surgery performed at the same time have suffered from numerous side effects afterward.

Don’t Allow Pricing to be Your Determining Factor

Let’s face it, plastic surgery is expensive, and as a result, many people try to shop around for the best prices with some people going as far as having procedures performed overseas. However, if you find that a plastic surgeon is offering prices that seem to be consistently lower than those of other surgeons, you may want to consider going elsewhere. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, you will definitely get what you pay for in the end.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon will make all the difference when it comes to seeing and living with the end results of your chosen procedures.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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