When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, choosing the right surgeon is just as important as knowing what procedure you’re interested in. That’s why we’re breaking down the five most important criteria to look for in the best facial surgeon.
5 Key Criteria to Look for in the Best Facial Surgeon
1. Board certification.
As a bare minimum, your facial surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), which is a formal board that certifies cosmetic surgeons based on the following criteria:
- Education and training
- Patient care and satisfaction
- Peer reviews
The above criteria are established in such a way to ensure that people know when they’re working with an ABCS-certified facial surgeon, they’re working with a consummate professional who truly cares about patient results.
2. Great customer service.
Your facial surgeon’s practice should deliver the kind of customer service that makes you feel special – because you are!
If you’re struggling to get in touch with a facial surgeon or his or her support staff makes you feel unwelcome or like you’re just another number, it may be time to find a different cosmetic surgeon.
3. Lots of experience.
Ideally, your facial surgeon should have plenty of experience in the particular type of surgery you’re interested in. Ask your surgeon for a portfolio of similar surgeries; if the portfolio doesn’t indicate that the surgeon has a lot of experience with your particular surgery, you may want to look for someone else.
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4. A demonstrable portfolio.
Again, the portfolio is critical for understanding the facial surgeon’s experience levels with the surgery you’re interested in. Take a look at the results within that portfolio. Do the results look natural and in balance with the patient’s natural facial features? Or do the results look artificial or unnatural?
5. That warm, fuzzy feeling!
Don’t discount your own gut feeling while looking for your ideal facial surgeon. Your surgeon should make you feel important and valued; additionally, he or she should be happy to answer any questions you might have during the consultation process.
If your potential surgeon makes you feel small or unwelcome in any way, find someone who will see you as who you are: an important and unique person who deserves the best results.
Dr. Anthony Farole is the best. I came in very scared and afraid. Dr. Farole and his wonderful staff were very patient with me and helped calm me down. They reassured me that i would be fine and took very good care of me. I felt no pain and the procedure went very smooth. Thank you so much for a job well done!