If you are just beginning your search for a surgeon for your plastic surgery procedure, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I start?” A plastic surgeon’s website can be an invaluable resource and can provide you with important information regarding the surgeon’s qualifications. In this blog post, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause outlines some important things to look for when evaluating a plastic surgeon’s website.
First and foremost, you must make sure that your plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This ensures that the doctor has met rigorous criteria established by the board in regards to education, training and ethics. How many years of experience does the surgeon have? You don’t want to choose a surgeon who just completed their training. Another sign of a good plastic surgeon is membership to specialty societies such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All of this information can typically be found on the surgeon’s home page or “About Me” page.
Before and After Gallery
A plastic surgeon’s image gallery can give you an idea of the plastic surgeon’s talent and skillset as well as what kind of results to expect. Be sure to find images of the procedure you are interested in pursuing. Look for patients who are similar to you in body size and type.
In many ways, reviews from past patients serve as your first impression of your potential doctor. Patient reviews are unfiltered and candid and can give you an idea of what to expect from the doctor in various aspects. What do patients have to say about the doctor’s experience and skills? Does the doctor have a reputation of being compassionate, friendly and easy to work with? Be sure the reviews are from credible sources like Google My Business, HealthGrades and Yelp.
The majority of plastic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance so unless you are planning to pay out of pocket, you should select a surgeon who offers financing options. If the website does not include this information, give the plastic surgeon’s office a call and find out what types of financing options they offer.
Learn More from Dr. Hause
Dr. Hause is the plastic surgeon Sacramento patients trust for safe and beautiful results. To learn more about his expertise, please look over his website or schedule a consultation. Call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.