How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon in Southlake, TX

Essentially, anyone with a medical degree can call themselves a “cosmetic surgeon.” Consequently, there are physicians trained in ob/gyn, ENT and oral surgery, for example, who are performing cosmetic surgery.

The society which recognizes those physicians with formal training in plastic surgery is the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), formerly known as the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS). Physicians who are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons are those who have received advanced, post-medical school training in plastic surgery. You can also check a physician’s credentials by visiting the Texas Medical Board website.

Once you find the list of potential physicians who meet this criteria, you should arrange a consultation. Determine if the physician is comfortable answering all your questions about a procedure or if they are annoyed by questions.

Thirdly, you will need to determine if the physician is offering you good advice about what make sense for you. Because cosmetic surgery is more of an art than setting a broken leg, you want to make sure that both you and your physician understand what your goals are and what you wish to achieve.

If you are considering a breast augmentation, a good cosmetic surgeon should explain what size implants will look proportionate and natural for you. Ideally, the best breast augmentation is one that appears natural, and places the bust line in proportion to the hips. Otherwise, you’ll look silly.

Also keep in mind that one physician may believe that pendulous breasts are ideal, while another may favor the look of higher, more youthful breasts. You need to establish your personal desires. Before and after pictures can also be a good indicator of what a surgeon favors.

Be wary of a surgeon who recommends too large an implant. Not only will overly large breasts look like an obvious enhancement to everyone you meet, but overly large breasts will make running and sports difficult and less enjoyable.

Lastly, take note if a cosmetic surgeon is quick to promise the world. A good surgeon will be honest about what he/she can or cannot do. With the right professional help, you can turn back the clock, and get a more youthful look.

Call our Southlake Plastic Surgery office at 817-442-8900 for more information or to schedule your personal consultation. Contact us online today!