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MIAMI, FL, June 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Choosing the best plastic surgeon can seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of plastic surgeon websites online and many more can be found by searching the phonebook. It is important to remember that your choice of plastic surgeon will impact the final results of your procedure. When your results are on the line it becomes clear that taking the time to select the best plastic surgeon is well worth the effort.
What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon
First and foremost, your plastic surgeon needs to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Anyone with a medical degree can call himself a "cosmetic surgeon." Only someone who has undergone additional training in aesthetic procedures and met the strict qualifications of the ABPS can call himself a plastic surgeon.
In addition to board-certification, look for memberships in professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Professional memberships indicate a level of dedication to the art and science of plastic surgery that are necessary to ensuring a safe, comfortable, and effective procedure.
Board-certification and professional memberships are important, but so too are proven results. Your potential plastic surgeon should have a before and after gallery highlighting all of the procedures that he offers. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to plastic surgery, a picture is worth more than that as it gives you a clear idea of what you can expect from your procedure. Look also for patient testimonials and reviews. These, in combination with pictures, can give you information about your potential surgeon's ability to provide stunning results.
After viewing a plastic surgeon's website, if you are pleased with the information you have obtained, schedule an initial consultation. Much information can be gleaned from a website, but meeting with a plastic surgeon is an essential part of the process. You want to work with someone who respects you and your body, who listens to your concerns, and treats you with the respect and care you deserve. Only a face-to-face meeting can let you know if you are comfortable with a plastic surgeon.
If you are live in Florida, please visit the website of the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery for additional information on our board-certified Miami plastic surgeon at www.westonsurgery.com.
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