Top Tips for Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon

by David Shifrin MD

Plastic surgery is so common these days and one of the most convenient ways to remove the flaws from your body. However, if you have thoughts of going under the knife, then apart from thinking about the procedure and the outcome, there is one more important thing that you must give a thought to and that is plastic surgeon. You can only expect good outcome of the surgery, if you hire a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon you knows his job well.

Choosing plastic surgeons in Chicago, IL is not as easy as just getting a referral.  Referrals and internet search can only provide you a place to start from, but do not be so naïve to jump into the plastic surgeon that you meet, after all it is a matter related to your health and body. You need to be extra careful before making a decision.

So, here are some of the tips for finding the right plastic surgeon.


In addition to the right training and education, your physician should have experience performing the type of surgery you are considering. Some surgeons specialize in particular procedures, and your procedure type should be in his "top three." A good rule of thumb is that he or she should have performed this type of procedure once or more per week for five years or more. Plastic surgery is a complex art and the surgeon needs to stay in practice. Having done a number of procedures over a number of years will help ensure that he or she has the skills that you need.


Plastic surgery is a highly, complex specialty that requires years of education and training. The certification of surgeon also allows you to ensure that a physician will meet safety requirements and has the medical skills needed but it is only the beginning. Asking your surgeon about his or her professional involvement in teaching, speaking or writing about the procedure you are considering will tell you that he or she is up-to-date on new techniques and technology.

Exceptional results

When most people think about cosmetic surgery in Chicago, IL they think about the results they hope to get but not every plastic surgery story ends well. If you have ensured that your potential surgeon has the expertise and experience, you are on your way to choosing the right doctor but he or she also needs to produce exceptional results. Most plastic surgeons keep a file of "before and after" pictures which you should examine. Make sure these include at least two examples of "after" photos taken a year or more post-surgery.

Your surgeon should be concerned about your feelings and overall wellness by being caring, compassionate and completely empathetic. The surgeon should also project confidence and have good communication skills by being amiable, available and able.

These tips will help you find a qualified plastic surgeon that will do a great job, but your relationship with the surgeon and how his or her staff interacts with you will have a tremendous impact on your experience and outcome. If you are happy, confident and feel like you are being heard, your experience will be easier and less stressful which can make your recovery period easier and the ultimate outcome better.

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