What to Look for When Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon

Make Sure the Surgeon is Board-Certified

When a doctor is board-certified, you know that he is experienced in that particular field. In order to comply and become certified, doctors must complete three to five years of training in general surgery and a minimum of two to three years of training in plastic surgery—in addition to written and oral tests. Plus, board-certified surgeons must undergo continued education. This means you know your doctor will be up-to-date on all the advancements in current procedures and be able to advise you expertly.

You can find a list of certified surgeon by clicking here.

Operating Facility

Once you have confirmed that your doctor is board-certified, ask about their operating facilities. Your health and safety revolve around the anesthetist and quality of the operating room. You’ll want to ask your surgeon where they perform surgery and about the facility’s accreditation. Accredited operating rooms is having a life support system, in the off chance that something goes wrong. Look for AAAASF, AAAHC or JCAHO operating facility certification.

To learn more about the anesthetist’s qualifications, look for either a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist administering your anesthesia.

Experience in the Procedure You Want

Each cosmetic procedure requires a different skill set. As you can imagine, performing a facelift is completely different than performing a breast augmentation or reduction. When researching a doctor, make sure he or she has experience in the surgery you are looking for. Look at before and after photos and reviews of their practice.

Similar Aesthetics

Before and after photos are a good way to ensure your surgeon shares your aesthetic. These results will last the rest of your life, so you want to be sure you are getting something you are comfortable with. Take time to look through images of previous clients to be confident the results will match what you are looking for. For better comparison, look for others who have similar face, body, and age as you.

Personal Connection

You will spend a prolonged amount of time with your doctor and their team before, during, and after surgery. Trust is essential and your doctor should make you feel comfortable in their care. Having a good personal connection with your doctor helps. You should feel confident asking questions or voicing any concerns you may have. Their responses should make you feel comfortable and secure with the decision you are making.

Dr. Jeffrey Marvel has become one of the most recognized names for cosmetic surgery in Nashville and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. He offers patients his undivided attention and is proud to provide surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions to patients throughout the Middle Tennessee area. 

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