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5 Ways To Find the Best Plastic Surgeons in NYC

Ava Lawson | December 18, 2013 | Posted in Body, Breast Augmentation, Facelift, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty Surgery, Skin Care

Whether you’re contemplating major cosmetic surgery or something minimally invasive like Botox, choosing among the best plastic surgeons in NYC can seem like a daunting task. How do you narrow down your choices, when online patient reviews and rampant advertisements make it challenging to separate the average from the truly excellent?

Choosing the right doctor involves much more than price comparisons and reviewing patient testimonials. As we know too well, the ramifications of botched surgery can be horrendous – emotionally, physically and financially.

Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Loeb offers these five tips to help patients empower themselves and make more informed decisions when selecting their prospective surgeon.

5 ways to choose the best plastic surgeons in NYC

Selecting a plastic surgeon should always begin with board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), but it doesn’t end there. Make an educated decision by heeding these five tips:

  1. Doctor referrals. With the onslaught of today’s marketing, determining a surgeon’s true reputation is often confusing. On the other hand, asking another medical professional, such as your internist, gynecologist or radiologist is wise, as they have likely seen first-hand various plastic surgery results and can attest to the quality of work.
  2. Referrals from friends. A friend or acquaintance can provide invaluable insight into his or her experience with a particular surgeon and whether they were satisfied with the results. Be sure to ask about the doctor’s professionalism, bedside manner, and facilities.
  3. Website referral.  An online search for the best NY plastic surgeons can be misleading, as website ranking takes into account many factors that have nothing to do with the quality or expertise of the doctor. On the other hand, patient review sites such as RealSelf can be helpful, as reviews are unpaid and typically truthful. If 30 patients all say complimentary things that sound accurate and genuine, they probably are.
  4. Interview the doctor and staff. While consultations aren’t free, they provide the best means to really vet your prospective surgeon. Book multiple appointments and take notes. Observe the surgical facility and staff’s demeanor. Do you feel that your plastic surgeon will deliver what he or she promises? Is the doctor confident, respectful and reassuring?
  5. Consider location. If you don’t live in New York City, you may want to factor in driving time when it comes to post-op visits and initial consultations. Consider using a surgeon whose office is within two hours of your home.  Many offer online consults via SKYPE and Facetime, but several in-person appointments will be necessary.

Schedule your consultation today

Like all of the best NY plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Loeb offers an in-depth discussion of each new patient’s goals and aesthetic motivations during a one-on-one session. Various surgical procedures will be outlined, and anticipated results will be thoroughly explained with the aid of computer imaging.

While approximate costs for cosmetic surgeries can be provided via phone, a private consultation with Dr. Loeb will ensure every aspect – from costs and risks to post-operative recovery – of your selected procedure are fully understood.

We invite you to call our Fifth Avenue office at 212.327.3700 or contact us with your availability via our online form. After your appointment has been scheduled, our staff will send a confirmation e-mail with the date and time of your private consultation.

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CNN Health, 5 tips for picking a good plastic surgeon,

ASPS, Credentials: Why Select a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

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