Picking a Surgeon
The most important element in deciding on doing a cosmetic procedure is making an informed decision. Sometimes we live for a long time with an element in our appearance that bothers us. Getting an elective procedure could be that decision that opens up a whole new world of self-empowerment and confidence about one’s appearance. Almost everyone has something they want to improve about their face or body. Making the right decisions can optimize those results.
I’m doctor James P Bradley, Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Northwell Health. Having been a trained physician and board-certified in plastic surgery for fifteen years, I find that most people seeking some body and facial rejuvenation and overall appearance enhancement are looking for some basic guidance in navigating through what can be a very scary process—selecting the right surgeon.
The important questions to ask are:
- Is the plastic surgeon you are considering board-certified?
- Do you connect and communicate well with your surgeon?
- Are the costs for your elective procedure with the surgeon of your choice within your financial budget or are you compromising care because of lower fees?
- Are you ready to look younger even if you have a slight change in your appearance?
These are just some of the questions to consider when deciding to do an elective surgery.