What details to consider before choosing your plastic surgeon

When it comes to plastic surgery one of the biggest issues patients have to deal with is finding the right surgeon. It is imperative to be well informed about the credentials of a doctor before consulting him or before undergoing any procedures.

What should I be looking for?

One of the most important details to consider is whether the doctor is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. In order to obtain such a certificate doctors must complete a recognized residency training program and subsequently to pass a rigorous written and oral examination. Only after that they can be certified plastic or reconstructive surgeons. The website of the board is available for patients so they can verify the doctor they are interested in.

Another detail to consider is whether the surgeon is member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Although membership is not imperative, it can be an indicator regarding the doctor’s credentials, training and experience.

What questions should I ask?

During the initial consultation patients can and should obtain further details regarding:

  • technical aspects of the procedure
  • potential risks
  • realistic results
  • the doctor’s special training
  • the doctor's experience with the procedure
  • photographs of previous results.

Another essential detail most patients forget to consider is whether the facility where the procedure will be performed is licensed or accredited. California law requires rigorous safety standards but unfortunately thirty-five states have to specific requirements.

Who is Dr.Geoffrey R. Keyes?

If you are planning a cosmetic surgery and haven’t found the appropriate surgeon yet, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes might be the perfect solution. As recognition of his substantial plastic surgery training and experience he is certified by both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
He is also President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Aesthetic Surgery and Research Foundation and vice president of The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. To convince yourself regarding his skills and commitment please contact Dr. Geoffrey Keyes in his Beverly Hills practice to setup a consultation.