1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Find the Right Plastic Surgeon

Whether you are in the market for liposuction, a mini-face lift, or a full-body lift and facial rejuvenation, you need to choose your surgeon wisely. We provide the information you need to make an informed decision.

What is the Difference Between A Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?
What is the Difference Between A Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon? Learn about the nuances between the two.

How Did You Find Your Plastic Surgeon - How Did You Choose Your Plast…
Tell how you found and chose your plastic surgeon, and find out how others have chosen their plastic surgeons. Learn tips to help you choose the right plastic surgeon for you.

Top 11 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
It's important to know what questions to ask when making a decision about something as important and potentially life-altering as plastic surgery. Find out what you really need to know and why before choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your cosmetic procedure.

Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
Find tips, advice, and dos and don'ts for choosing the right plastic surgeon. You need to know what the most important factors are in order to make the right decision about who you will choose to perform your cosmetic procedure. We offer you a step-by-step how to guide on choosing the surgeon who will give you the results you seek!

Red Flags
Okay, so the plastic surgeon you are seeing has great marketing and a plush office in a prestigious zip code. He's even been on TV a couple of times. He has to be wonderful, right? Not necessarily. Read on to find out about the "red flags" which may be your first clue to think twice and investigate further before you sign up for your turn on the operating table.

Verify Your Surgeon's Credentials
This link will take you to the website for the American Board of Medical Specialties, where you can register as a user and directly check your surgeon to see if he is board certified, and by which medical board. For plastic surgeons, your best bet is a surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery Tourism - Briefing Paper
The ad copy is certainly enticing: "$2999 for all-inclusive breast implant surgery in beautiful Mexico! Includes air fare, hotel, and all surgical fees!" Don't jump so fast. Read this briefing paper from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons before you decide to embark on a "Cosmetic Surgery Vacation".

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.