Steps for vetting the right facial plastic surgeon for your specific procedure
Deciding you want to get a facial plastic surgery procedure done is only the beginning of the process. The other major decision you need to make is to decide who is going to do it. You obviously want a plastic surgeon with experience, but that’s not all you should look for.
Here are some things you should consider as you choose a facial plastic surgeon for your specific procedure.
How trained is the surgeon in the specific surgery you want? A surgeon may have a lot of experience in facelifts, but not as much when it comes to nose jobs. If you are considering a nose job you’ll want to take that into consideration and perhaps go with someone who has just as much, if not more experience in that area.
Is your plastic surgeon board certified? This is a big one. If your plastic surgeon is not board certified, he or she immediately goes into the “no” pile. There is no room for negotiation with this one.
Do you like the before and after photos of previous patients? If the plastic surgeon you’re considering shows you before and after photos that make you cringe, this is obviously not a good match for you. If a surgeon can show you pictures of a patient who had similar issues as you do and was able to correct them beautifully, then you have a winner. Even if the issues were not similar but the end product was still aesthetically pleasing, you can keep this surgeon on your list.
Does the surgeon answer all of your questions, especially regarding recovery time? All of your questions should be answered to your satisfaction. If you’re still confused after speaking to a plastic surgeon or feel as though you’re not getting the whole picture when it comes to the surgery and recovery, then you should move on.
Is the office clean? Think about it. If a doctor can’t keep his waiting room and office clean, what does that say about the rest of his practice? Cleanliness is crucial when you’re talking about surgery. You want all the instruments to be sterile and the environment in which the procedure is going to be performed to be spotless.
Do you feel comfortable with the surgeon? After meeting for a consultation, decide if the surgeon makes you feel comfortable. Remember, he or she will be doing surgery on your face. That’s a big deal! You want someone who is courteous, gentle, and caring.
If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform your facial procedure, look no further than Dr. Keith Ladner. Dr. Ladner has years of experience in facial procedures such as facelifts, nose jobs, neck lifts, chin augmentation, blepharoplasty, and much more. He is also double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Contact Dr. Ladner today at 303-253-7686 to get started.