Any licensed surgeon can perform facial plastic surgery. The question is how much experience does the surgeon have performing the procedure you want. Is the procedure done once a month or every day? More importantly, is the surgeon board certified in facial plastic surgery?
Board certification is vital to outstanding results
One of the first things to check is whether the surgeon is board certified by one of the plastic surgery specialty boards. Board certification is important particularly when you are entrusting your future appearance to a surgeon you have no experience with. It is impossible to hide a bad facelift or nose job.
A board certified plastic surgeon has passed a stringent program of additional surgical training and written testing focused on one area of the body. This additional training is completely voluntary and is a good indicator of the level of commitment the surgeon has to producing stellar results for his patients.
A little known fact
It is an unfortunate fact that in the cosmetic surgery world, a surgeon can legally offer to perform a facial procedure after only completing a weekend course in the procedure. To avoid disappointment, only trust your procedure to a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Aminpour is a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is certified in Otolaryngology, which is head and neck surgery. He has performed thousands of facial procedures during his decades-long career including rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, facelifts, eyelid surgery, brow lifts and neck rejuvenation.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Facial plastic surgery requires the highest level of aesthetic perception and surgical skill since there is little room for error. With this in mind, Dr. Aminpour advises anyone in the process of choosing a facial plastic surgeon to ask many questions of the surgeon and above all, not to feel rushed into a decision. This includes asking to see examples of their work.
Achieving the desired result is a matter of finding a skilled plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedure you want and who you feel understands your goals for the surgery.