5 things to consider when getting plastic surgery
For the vast majority of patients, plastic surgery is a positive experience that leaves them with an attractive appearance and a renewed sense of self-confidence. You will be living with the results of your plastic surgery for years to come, however, so it is important to make sure you’ve considered all factors before undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. To help you make an informed decision, Dr. Jonathan Berman, the plastic & cosmetic surgeon Boca Raton residents have turned to for more than 20 years, provides the answers to the top issues that patients need to consider.
Will your plastic surgery be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon?
Almost any health professional can provide cosmetic surgery services without having to undergo any advanced training. That can create major problems and drastically affect the outcome of your plastic surgery, as these providers are not trained in plastic surgery protocol or procedures, and often lack specialized plastic surgery experience. When you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, you know your surgeon has undergone years of intensive training and testing to hone their skills, has passed a rigorous peer-review board and been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Will your surgery take place in an accredited surgical facility?
Even minor plastic surgery can be dangerous if performed in a poorly maintained office or facility. You should insist on a well-maintained, accredited hospital or surgical facility that is staffed by a team of experienced surgical professionals.
Are you aware of all the risks associated with this procedure?
There are risks associated with any plastic surgery procedure, even with liquid facelifts and injectables like Botox. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon that is trained and experienced can alleviate many of these risks. Make sure you fully understand all the risks involved with your plastic surgery, and establish that the surgeon you choose is experienced in your particular procedure.
Will insurance cover the cost of your plastic surgery procedure?
Insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of elective plastic and cosmetic surgeries. If your plastic surgery is performed to correct a medical condition, however, your insurance company may pay for the procedure. Some examples of covered plastic surgeries include breast reductions that are performed to relive back pain and rhinoplasties that are needed to correct breathing difficulties or certain sinus conditions.
Are your plastic surgery expectations realistic?
While plastic and cosmetic surgery can significantly improve your appearance, it’s important to make sure your expectations are realistic and achievable. For example, if you are undergoing a breast augmentation, it is not realistic to imagine you can go from an A cup to a DD in a single surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon to make sure your expectations match up with the reality of what can be accomplished.
If you live in South Florida and are considering plastic surgery, Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman is the natural choice. Dr. Berman is a double Board-certified Plastic Surgeon and active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), with more than 20 years’ experience in performing aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Berman has performed hundreds of facelifts, rhinoplasties, breast augmentations, liposuctions, and other plastic surgery procedures at his accredited, office-based Boca Raton plastic surgery facility. His staff has a combined 60+ years of surgical experience and all anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Because of Dr. Berman’s unrelenting insistence on the highest standards of patient care, his patients enjoy an incredible 0% infection rate to date.
If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure in Boca Raton, call Dr. Berman today for a private consultation at 561-257-4052, or complete this discreet online consultation form.