How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Needs
Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Sat 04/27/2019 - 09:00
One of the most important decisions you will make about plastic surgery is selecting your surgeon. There is a lot at stake: your appearance, safety and well-being all depend on the qualifications and experience of your surgeon.
In this post, Dr. Joyesh Raj shares his best tips for finding the best plastic surgeon to handle your care.
Confirm the Surgeon Is Board Certified
The most important criteria for a plastic surgeon is that he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to oversee plastic surgeons). Becoming board certified requires a surgeon to demonstrate they have the education, training and skillset needed to perform plastic surgery procedures. Maintaining board certification requires continuing education courses and passing written tests every 10 years.
You can verify whether your surgeon is board certified here.
Confirm the Surgeon’s Experience in Your Desired Procedure(s)
Ideally, you want to select a surgeon who has been performing the type of surgery you desire regularly and for many years. Some plastic surgeons have special skills or expertise in a particular procedure or set of procedures, and it is a good idea to determine this early on in your research or in consultation with the doctor. You do not want to select a plastic surgeon who focuses on rhinoplasty to perform your tummy tuck.
Check Their Previous Results
A good way to determine that the surgeon is a good fit for your needs is to review before and after photographs of previous patients that underwent the procedure you are interested in. Pay close attention to patients of a similar age or who have a body type or facial features similar to yours. These photographs can help you visualize the type of results you can expect from the surgeon and speak to the surgeon’s aesthetic abilities.
Read Patient Reviews
Selecting a qualified plastic surgeon with a great bedside or chairside manner will help you get the most out of your surgical experience. Patient reviews provide a lot of clues about surgical outcomes as well as interaction with the surgeon. Read as many patient reviews as you can and look for details about the surgeon’s personality, professionalism and communication. Does the surgeon appear to demonstrate a genuine concern for patients’ well-being and safety? Do they set reasonable expectations and deliver accordingly?
Meet Dr. Joyesh Raj
Dr. Raj is one of Cleveland’s most sought-after plastic surgeons. He would be happy to meet with you to discuss his experience and expertise in the procedure(s) you are considering. Dr. Raj will answer any questions you have and help you make informed decisions about your care.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj, please call 440.808.8030 or send us an email today.