If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, plastic surgery can be a great solution to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Actually undergoing plastic surgery, however, is a big decision. You need to weigh a variety of factors—such as the procedure you want, and the potential results of that procedure. One other decision that you need to make is choosing the right plastic surgeon to both provide care and meet your needs.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, the Manhattan office of Preminger Plastic Surgery suggests that you determine the answer to three key questions.
- Does this plastic surgeon have the technical expertise to perform the procedure I want in a safe manner?
- Does this plastic surgeon have significant experience with the procedure I want?
- Has this plastic surgeon produced exceptional results for other patients on a regular basis?
If you can find a plastic surgeon who meets each of these above criteria, then your search is over. Now, how do you determine the answers to these questions? Just relying on a referral from another medical professional is not enough. Relying solely on online research also is not a good idea, considering that the plastic surgeon you choose will have responsibility for safeguarding both your health and appearance.
Any Manhattan plastic surgeon you consider should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For patients, this certification indicates the physician has the required medical skills and will meet safety requirements. You also should ask your plastic surgeon about his or her current involvement in any professional teaching, speaking or writing about the procedure you are considering. Also, you should ask the surgeon if he or she is up to speed on the latest techniques and technology related to your desired procedure.
Most plastic surgeons should be happy to share success stories of former patients, including before-and-after photos. Make sure the “after” photos include images taken at least a year following the procedure. If the plastic surgeon you are considering is hesitant to show such photos, keep looking elsewhere.
In addition to the above qualifications, you should make sure that your plastic surgeon is personable and can interact well with his or her patients. Find a plastic surgeon who is caring, compassionate, and empathetic. Good communication skills also are a must.
Patients in the Manhattan area can be confident that B. Ava Preminger, MD, can meet all of the above qualifications. Achieving top honors at multiple Ivy League schools, Dr. Preminger has trained at some of the finest institutions in the nation for cosmetic surgery. She is board-certified and holds faculty appointments at the prestigious Columbia University, as well as several hospitals in the New York City area.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Manhattan
If you live in the Manhattan area and are considering plastic surgery, we invite you to visit the office of Preminger Plastic Surgery and meet with Dr. Preminger to decide for yourself. We think you will be pleased. To learn more about any of the plastic surgery procedures offered at Preminger Plastic Surgery or to schedule a consultation, just give us a call at (212) 706-1900.
Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to offer world-class services in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to patients throughout New York City.