We’ve all seen those cases of celebrities who either went too far with plastic surgery or put their procedure in the hands of a less than professional surgeon. There’s no need to add insult to injury and start naming names, however, it’s those botched procedures that prove there is such a thing as bad judgment and bad doctors. The sad case is that many non-board certified surgeons are performing procedures that they should not be doing. For this reason, top board certified plastic surgeons, such as Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Ramsey Choucair, now need to dedicate a large portion of their practice to correcting earlier cosmetic surgery missteps.
How To Avoid
As these victims from less than ideal plastic surgery procedures quickly learn, the best choice is to make extra effort to find a truly proven and experienced board certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. When meeting with any plastic surgeon always ask for, and confirm credentials. Before your selection, research their license, education, board memberships, patient reviews, and track record. It is also important to look for before and after photos. Your results may not be exactly the same but it gives you a good idea of the skill of the surgeon.
Your Next Step
Once you do find a properly trained surgeon to perform your procedure, the next step is to clearly explain what you want and your desired outcome. Sometimes less than stellar results from a cosmetic procedure aren’t due to poor surgical technique but rather a lack of clear communication between the patient and the surgeon. If you feel the surgeon you selected doesn’t understand or appreciate your expectations then spend time consulting with others until you are confident in your selection.
The Right Surgeon
If you have had a plastic surgery procedure that you are unhappy with, take the time to research your new surgeon and ask specific questions. Corrective procedures require clear communication, careful planning and a development of trust to correct the disappointment previously experienced. The right corrective plastic surgeon will be happy to take the time to consult with you to correct the first surgery and prevent the need for further corrective procedures. If you’re ready to bounce back from a botched procedure and get the results you were always hoping for, schedule a consultation with a Top10MD surgeon today.
Dr. Ramsey Choucair, is a Dallas, Texas Plastic Surgeon, and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Choucair served on the Harvard Medical School Faculty for several years. He is in private practice and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Choucair is known for his personalized care and attention to detail.