5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

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Choosing a plastic surgeon is a critical decision. You want to find an experienced and qualified surgeon to perform the procedure you desire. Dr. Bryan Gawley and Dr. Jennifer A. Geoghegan of Gawley Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, are both board-certified plastic surgeons who are highly qualified to perform a variety of plastic surgery procedures. Read on to learn more about what to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon.

1. Board Certification

you should be sure to look for a plastic surgeon who is  board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This ensures they have completed the necessary training and are up to date on the latest techniques.

Questions to Ask About Board Certification

  • Is the surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • How long has the surgeon been board certified?

2. Experience

You want to make sure your surgeon has experience performing the specific procedure you are interested in. Ask about how many times they have completed the procedure, and look at before and after photos to get an idea of their results.

Also, check online to see what past patients have said about their experience with the surgeon. Read both positive and negative reviews to get a well-rounded idea of what to expect.

Questions to Ask About Experience

  • Can I see before and after photos of patients who have had this procedure done by the surgeon?
  • What do past patients have to say about their experience with the surgeon?

3. Facility’s Operating Equipment

Ensure the surgical facility is accredited by a national organization like the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities or The Joint Commission. This means they meet strict standards for safety and sterilization.

Also, the surgery equipment to be used on you must be up-to-date and well-maintained. Establish your feelings with the facility and the staff. How do you feel upon your arrival and initial consultation?

4. Customer Support Staff

When you call the office, are you greeted by a friendly staff member willing to answer all of your questions? The staff should be professional and make you feel comfortable. Also, during your consultation with the surgeon, they should be able to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. They should also give you a thorough explanation of the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after surgery.

Questions to Ask Yourself About Customer Support

  • How are you greeted when you call the office?
  • Is the staff willing to answer all of your questions?
  • Do you feel comfortable with the staff?
  • Does the surgeon take the time to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have?
  • Do they give you a thorough explanation of the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after surgery?

5. Financial Options

Choose a surgeon who offers a variety of payment options so you can find one that best suits your needs. You should also feel comfortable asking about the cost of the procedure upfront.

Questions to Ask About Financial Options

  • What are the payment options?
  • How much does the procedure cost?

For the best plastic surgery experience, Gawley Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, offers all of the above and more. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gawley or Dr. Geoghegan today to see how we can help you achieve your goals.