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Dr. Mark Prysi: Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon!
If you are considering Plastic Surgery, one of the most important decisions is choosing your
plastic surgeon. To help inform your decision, here are six questions you should keep in mind.!
Is your surgeon a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery? There is only one board
certifying plastic surgeons that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialities, that
certify almost all other surgery boards. Newsweek Magazine did a study in 1999 and came to
the conclusion that the gold standard of plastic surgery is certiﬁcation by the American Board of
Active Member of a Local Hospital!
Is your surgeon an active member of a local hospital and
a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery? You call
your county and you have two hospitals and both have
only one plastic surgery division and all members are
certiﬁed by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.!
If these two criteria are not met, you should absolutely
keep looking for your plastic surgeon.!
Examples of the Surgeon’s Work!
If you should remember anything, you should remember
this. So, most importantly, have you seen many examples
of the surgeon’s work? You should see eight to twelve before and after photos, and meet two to
three patients in person.!
Surgeon’s Skill with the Latest Techniques, and Technology!
Is the Surgeon skilled in the latest advanced cosmetic procedures? There are many fresh
advancements in the ﬁeld of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Some allow a surgeon to be more
precise, some ensure a greater deal of comfort for the patient. If your surgeon is not up to date
with the latest advancement’s in his ﬁeld, you may be settling for a less, and are unlikely to
receive an optimal surgery experience.!
Does the Surgeon have artistic ability? No matter how technically good a surgeon is, if they are
lacking artistic ability, you are not going to be able to get the best results. After all, wouldn’t you
feel better off in the hands of someone who can see clearly his and your intentions, and bring
your aesthetic desires to light?!
Hospital Accredited Surgery Center!
Does your surgeon use a hospital accredited surgery center with MD anesthesia? Some places
of surgery are accredited just like a hospital operating room, with their own private space, or in a
freestanding surgery center on the campus of a nearby hospital. Make sure your plastic surgeon
is accredited by the county’s board of plastic surgery, and you’ll be ensuring that you get the
optimal care you deserve.