If you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon in North Georgia, your options may feel overwhelming at first. Many facilities offer some sort of cosmetic surgery, but not every plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon is right for your needs, nor are you always assured of quality standards. Here are some helpful tips to help point you in the right direction.
Do the Research
The internet can be a great resource for vetting medical professionals, especially for those with no prior knowledge of them. Start with a basic Google search for cosmetic surgeons in your area, then once you have a few names, search for ratings and reviews. (Helpful hint: The Internet is also the “wild west” as far as reviews are concerned — not every review is accurate or truthful — but if you notice a number of different people saying the same thing about a doctor, chances are the information is reliable.)
Ask Your Friends
Another strategy is to ask for referrals from any friends or family who may have had a similar procedure to what you want. Where did they go to have the procedure done? Whom did they use? What was their experience?
This step is very important because while cosmetic surgeons must go through some form of training, there is no standard for board certification for cosmetic or plastic surgeons. Be sure to check for any certifications or credentials, and look up the organizations providing those credentials to make sure the doctor is in good standing. If no credentials are readily available, ask. If you have any doubts, move on.
Look for Someone Who Specializes
Still another way to improve your chances of choosing a good cosmetic surgeon is to look for one who concentrates on the type of procedure(s) you’re looking to have done. If you’re seeking body contouring or breast reduction, for example, look for a surgeon who specializes in these procedures. This approach can be especially helpful for cosmetic procedures on the face or jaw, especially if the practitioner is an oral and facial surgeon.
At Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, we provide a full array of cosmetic procedures for the face and jaw, including facial/jaw enhancement, cheek and chin implants, eyebrow lifts and eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, face and neck lifts, scar revision and more. To learn more or schedule an appointment, give us a call today at 706-235-5570.