Specializing in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery means that our patients are accessing care that is uniquely focused on this complex anatomical region. Our patients benefit from more than 30 years of training and experience specifically dedicated to specialized facial procedures.
- Dr. Taylor -
Choosing The Right Doctor For Your Needs
Cosmetic facial surgery can change your life and restore your confidence – but how do you know how to pick when, where, and how to have your procedure done? Our doctors, as well as The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, recommend that patients visit several different centers before choosing a surgeon that is right for you.
Here are a few questions that we recommend asking during your consultations.
Are you certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery?
Realize that a board-certified plastic surgeon is not the same as a board-certified cosmetic surgeon – a plastic surgeon may have little or no cosmetic surgery experience!
How many times and for how long have you been performing this specific procedure?
Again, there are hundreds of different types of cosmetic surgery. You want to verify that your doctor has experience in the specific procedure that you want. A doctor who has fantastic reviews for liposuction may not be skilled at nose jobs.
What is your education and training?
All doctors have completed medical school, of course, but a surgeon’s education does not end there. Ask about their residency, their post-med school education, and whether they have taught, lectured about, or published articles related to your procedure.
Can I see some of your past results?
This could include looking at before and after photos, reading case results, or even talking to a past patient. If your surgeon is uncomfortable sharing this information with you, it’s a red flag.
What results can I expect?
The answer to this question won’t just give you a good idea of what your own after photograph will look like, it will also give you a good idea of the doctor.