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How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Are you considering cosmetic surgery? Here are 3 insider tips for finding a plastic surgeon you can trust.

Whether you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, there are many important decisions to be made. The most crucial is finding a plastic surgeon who has the training, skills and expertise to carry out your desired procedure in a safe manner.

Not taking the time to carefully select your plastic surgeon can have many unfortunate consequences, including:

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At our Kelowna clinic, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and skin treatments to meet all your unique needs.  

Whether you are looking for a breast augmentation or facelift, or require a less-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment such as Botox or Tissue Fillers, we help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in a safe and efficient manner.


Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you are looking to get any plastic or cosmetic surgery done, one of the most important things to ensure is that you are working with someone reputable. Any plastic surgeon you consider working with should be a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery. This ensures that he/she:

  • Has extensive training in all forms of plastic and cosmetic surgeries
  • Works in a facility that meets board requirements
  • Has completed a minimum of 5 years of surgical training
  • Has passed comprehensive exams
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics

Besides checking for board-certification, you should also look for a plastic surgeon who has a good bedside manner, good reviews and years of experience.


How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the best thing you can do when deciding to get any work done. Apart from their qualifications, it’s also important to make sure you work with a plastic surgeon whom you feel comfortable with and who has your best interests at heart.

Other things you may want to consider when selecting a surgeon include:

1. Customization

Each individual’s facial structure, body shape and aesthetic needs are unique. Therefore, it’s critical to find a plastic surgeon who will create a customized surgical plan and tailor the procedure to your specific anatomical and aesthetic needs.

REMEMBER: If a surgeon adopts a cookie cutter approach to cosmetic surgery, your results may not turn out to be as desirable or satisfactory as you want.

Choose a surgeon who will:

  • Spend time customizing your procedure
  • Carefully incorporate your personal cosmetic goals and needs into the plan
  • Encourage you to share your aesthetic desires
  • Pay careful attention to your specific concerns regarding your overall look


2. Balancing Science and Art

The best results with any surgery can be achieved when the surgeon has a natural sense of art and aesthetics, along with strong surgical skills. Such a surgeon will be able to apply the principles of symmetry, balance and proportion to create results that are more youthful, pleasing and natural looking.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon for:

  • Before and after photos of previous patients
  • Testimonials

This will reveal, to a significant extent, the surgeon’s skill to balance art and science, as well as previous patients’ overall levels of satisfaction.


3. Open Communication

You should choose a plastic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable, as well as confident about sharing your innate needs, concerns and desires. The plastic surgeon should:

  • Be a good listener
  • Encourage you to ask questions
  • Clear all your doubts in an open and honest manner
  • Answer all your questions in a patient-friendly language
  • Be accessible to you from the first consultation until the actual surgery and recovery

If you are able to quickly establish a sensible rapport and a trusting relationship with the surgeon, it will have a significant positive impact on the final surgical results.


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To find out more about our team of plastic surgeons, and how we can create a customized cosmetic treatment plan for your unique needs, contact our Kelowna clinic at 250-868-9099 or fill in our online contact form.

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