Because cosmetic surgery can affect a person for the rest of his or her life, it is vital to choose a cosmetic surgeon who will perform the procedure safely and effectively. Of course, very few people would choose a cosmetic surgeon from the yellow pages. However, no matter how one hears about a cosmetic surgeon, he or she should ask some probing questions before committing to the procedure.
First, a great cosmetic surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. This certification ensures consumers that the surgeon has received proper training in certain surgical techniques. Potential patients can also ask the surgeon about his continuing education in his field.
Accredited Surgical Facility
Not only should the surgeon practice safe and accepted surgical techniques but also he should practice in a safe, accredited facility. Dr. Tavoussi uses the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center for his procedures that require anesthesia. Here, patients find a skilled anesthesia staff as well ACLS-certified registered nurses. The entire facility is safe, clean and private.
While many cosmetic surgeons are board-certified in their broad medical fields, many of them have subspecialties as well. Finding a surgeon that practices a particular subspecialty means that he will have had years of experience and training that allow him to practice knowledgeably and successfully. Dr. Tavoussi has over 20 years of experience in a variety of subspecialties, including breast augmentation, facelifts, rhinoplasties and much more.
Previous Successful Procedures
Potential patients should not be afraid to ask for before and after pictures of previous patients. This will show them what the surgeon believes to be beautiful. Patients should remember that what one person finds beautiful in the face or the body may not be seen that same way by everyone.
Of course, the surgeon should have a personality that is open, kind and considerate to allow open communication between himself and the patients. Patients should feel comfortable asking the surgeon questions and sharing concerns. They should feel that they can trust him with their past medical histories and should feel comfortable enough with him that they could recommend him to their friends.