What Makes a Plastic Surgeon A Good Choice?Posted on June 5, 2017
There are a plethora of articles on the Internet or in magazines with lists and tips for choosing a plastic surgeon. Many articles will recommend that patients do their research prior to choosing a plastic surgeon. In most cases what they are referring to would be Internet-based searches and research. Plastic surgery is one of the medical services that is the most misunderstood when it comes to choosing the right provider. Most plastic surgery information that is readily available on the Internet is for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. There are multiple websites, untold galleries of before-and-after photos, and methods for checking to be sure that the plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. Unlike other products and services available on the Internet, plastic surgery cannot be performed without the patient coming into the office and/or surgery center. This is the main reason that patients should never discount the value of an initial consultation. The initial consultation is critical to determining if there is a good fit between the patient and the plastic surgeon. It is not just about checking to see if the plastic surgeon has an upscale office with fancy decor. The reality is the service of plastic surgery comes down to the skill and talent of the plastic surgeon. It is important to know the philosophy of your plastic surgeon. Is he /she a doctor who just loves to operate? Does the doctor have a safety first mentality? Is the doctor willing to challenge thoughts and ideas the patient may have that are contrary to the result he/she can deliver within his/her hands? Choosing a plastic surgeon should be based in the concept that the results and experience are heavily dependent upon the specific plastic surgeon. Every plastic surgeon is not created equal. This includes comparison of talent, skill, and expertise. Dr. Kim invests time in the initial consultation to be sure that there is a good fit between him, the practice, and the patient. This ensures the best overall results as well as a good patient plastic surgery experience. Patients who are considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.