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How to Choose a Surgeon

How do I choose a surgeon for my procedure?

As with any type of surgery, the single most important factor in achieving the results you want is selecting the right surgeon for the job. Choosing the right surgeon is a responsibility that you shouldn’t take lightly. Never let yourself be pressured into making fast decisions. Instead, take as much time as you need to do your own research and check a surgeon’s training and experience.

We suggest scheduling consultations with multiple surgeons so you have the opportunity to find the one who you connect with most.

In addition to medical experience, you should consider each surgeon’s personal communication skills. Make sure he or she takes the time to answer all of your questions and that he or she speaks to you in a patient, respectful manner that makes you feel comfortable. And always make an effort to meet the staff - a surgeon’s team plays a large part in your overall experience.

You may also want to ask potential plastic surgeons about the products they use in their practices. You want to make sure the surgeon you ultimately choose is using a brand you can trust, like Mentor, during your surgery.

Click here to view frequently asked questions you can ask before scheduling your consultation.

There are many ways to find a qualified surgeon. Referrals from friends or family members who have had a similar surgery are a great way to start. Of course you can instantly find great surgeons in your area using our Find a Surgeon search tool. You may also consider reviewing surgeons based on their certifications. The following respected professional organizations include board-certified plastic surgeons:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons (AACS)
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