If you have decided you want to have a cosmetic procedure done during the upcoming holiday season, you really do have to get started now. It’s the busiest time of the year for cosmetic procedures and the best surgeons’ schedules will be filled to capacity long before the holidays arrive. So, now’s the best time to start scheduling consultations with surgeons and getting on their schedules.
The very first step, which may take the longest time, is the selection of a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with an excellent reputation for performing the procedures you want. Every surgeon has their own unique approach, so you want to select the one that you feel is going to most accurately achieve the aesthetic goal you are looking to achieve. Be particularly discriminating if the procedure you’re going for is anywhere on the face or neck. Those are areas not easily hidden if you select a surgeon that doesn’t get it right the first time. Which is also why you want the most experienced and exceptional Board-Certified Plastic surgeon.
The best way to find an excellent surgeon is word of mouth. Friends are the best place to begin. Also, very high-end hair dressers often know the best surgeons because of their clientele.
Of course, you’ll want to read all the reviews and testimonials available. And, to be thorough in your research – remember, it’s your face/body that is potentially being altered – you can check the American Medical Association (AMA) website to get some basic information about a doctor’s licensing and education and to see if they are a member of the AMA. The AMA requires that its doctors adhere to its Principles of Medical Ethics, another important safeguard in checking a doctor’s legitimacy. The key tenet of those principles is “responsibility to patients, first and foremost.” A few other sources that are good to check are: abplasticsurgery.org and www.certificationmatters.org. Your due diligence will be the best gift you can give yourself when you’re gifting yourself with any cosmetic procedure.