Plastic surgery is a common holiday gift and it’s likely we’ll see an increase this holiday season following the continued plastic surgery boom that began after stay at home orders lifted. In fact, many see this as the best time to schedule a procedure. From rhinoplasty to breast augmentation, face masks and working from home are allowing many patients to recovery privately from the comfort of their own homes. For those looking to move forward with plastic surgery for the first time, what questions should you ask to find the best surgeon?
Are you board certified?
The most important question to answer as you begin your research is “Are you board certified?” Luckily, there are many online resources to use to find board certified surgeons near you, which remove the guesswork of looking at individual surgeons’ websites for their certifications. In addition, depending on the search platform you use, you may even be able to narrow your search by procedure. Board certified surgeons go through extensive training and have extensive knowledge of the plastic surgery spectrum. However, there are a lot of similar sounding names in board certification you should be aware of. Simply being ‘board certified’ is not