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5 Tips for Picking a Plastic Surgeon

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April 23, 2018 By VIP Plastic Surgery

Not every doctor who advertises that they do breast lifts or nose jobs is a plastic surgeon.

That's why it's critical for prospective patients to learn as much about their doctor as they do about their procedure.

VIP Plastic Surgery, one of the most reputable practices in the Las Vegas area, sees patients almost every week who want to undo or fix a botched procedure, practice manager Catherine Le said.

No one wants to spend twice the money and twice as long in recovery if they don't have to. That's why Le offered the following tips to help people select the right surgeon:
 

1) Know the lingo

There's a substantial difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon.

Any licensed physician can perform cosmetic surgery or take a weekend course on how to inject fillers.   A board-certified surgeon – like VIP Plastic Surgery's head surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi – goes through six to eight years of training and a three-day exam.

“Credentialing is really important,” Le said. “A lot of people don't understand that difference.”

That additional training and experience can be the difference between a positive and negative plastic surgery outcome.

Le recommended patients check whether a doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery before going under the knife.
 

2) Find an expert in your procedure

VIP Plastic Surgery is known for its Brazilian butt lift surgery, and Dr. Khorsandi travels the country teaching liposuction techniques to other doctors.

Patients should ask how often their doctor does their specific surgery, Le said. And they should ask to see before and after photos.

It's a red flag if a doctor or clinic is reluctant to share photographs of their work.
 

3) Ask family or friends for referrals

One of the best ways to ensure a positive plastic surgery experience is to ask people if they would recommend a practice.

In fact, a substantial portion of VIP Plastic Surgery's business comes from patient referrals.

Referrals from friends also give patients the opportunity to learn about a surgeon's bedside manner and the friendliness of office staff.

For example, Le said her patients always have her cell phone number so they can reach her any time with any question or concern.

“Patient care is really important,” Le said.
 

4) Set clear expectations

One of the main reasons for poor plastic surgery outcomes is poor communication, Le said.

It's important the doctor and patient are on the same page about what the patient hopes to look like after surgery.

VIP Plastic Surgery uses 3D imaging to help people shape their future noses, faces or breasts with Dr. Khorsandi.

“We can show you what you look like after, and you sign off on it,” Le said.

That way everyone is clear about what a patient should look like after surgery.
 

5) Understand what is and isn't possible

VIP Plastic Surgery turns patients away if Dr. Khorsandi believes they have unrealistic expectations.

“There's only so much you can do,” Le said.

For example, it's often unrealistic to ask to look like a specific celebrity – especially if he or she is of a different nationality.

Additionally, liposuction requires a person to be below a certain body mass index, so patients are sometimes advised to lose weight before they can be a candidate for the procedure.
 


This article was presented and sponsored by VIP Plastic Surgery. For more information, go to VIPPlasticSurgery.com


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