The Dos and Don’ts of Plastic Surgery

shutterstock_156134882Thinking about undergoing plastic surgery? Whether you wish to restore a youthful look to your face or improve the overall appearance of your body, it is important that you are fully educated about all of the aspects of the procedure you desire. As you complete your own research, there are few specific Dos and Don’ts that should be kept in mind before you decide on the type of surgery that you want.


Research Your Doctor

Did you know that any licensed physician is permitted to perform plastic surgery? There is a surprising number of doctors who perform plastic surgery on patients even though they have little to no experience in performing plastic surgery. This is a scary thought that often leaves patients with less than satisfactory results. To ensure that your surgeon is experienced and qualified to perform the procedure you wish to have, be sure to get answers to the following questions:

  • Is your surgeon board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)?

  • Does your surgeon personally meet with the patients during their consultations?

  • Does your surgeon have before and after photos of previous surgeries?

  • Is the facility where your surgery will be performed accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)?

Have Realistic Expectations

Plastic surgery typically produces great results for patients of all ages. However, it is important to be sensible about the outcome of your procedure. For instance, a procedure such as liposuction should be viewed as a form of body contouring surgery and not a form of weight loss.


Don’t Hurry Into It

Some people decide to undergo plastic surgery off of sudden impulse. Since the results of many procedures are long-lasting and in many cases, permanent, it is important to weigh all your options and determine your goals before undergoing surgery.

Don’t Get Surgery for Someone Else’s Benefit

Occasionally, individuals will want a procedure performed because of pressure from a friend or significant other. However, the decision to undergo plastic surgery should be done to make you feel better about yourself and not to fulfill another person’s expectations.

Don’t Allow Cost to Affect Your Decision

The quality of the procedure usually has a direct correlation with the total cost of surgery. In other words, you get what you pay for. Although one surgeon may charge less to perform a particular procedure, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting a better deal.

For the safest and best results, it is important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon, who will ultimately determine if you are a suitable candidate for plastic surgery.

If you are seeking to improve or maintain your face or body through plastic surgery, we encourage you to contact the Diamond Face Institute. Dr. Jason B. Diamond is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a world renowned facial plastic surgery specialist who has helped countless men and women achieve amazing results. In addition, Dr. Diamond will personally hand select a board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast or body contouring procedure to ensure you receive the safest and most effective treatment possible. To schedule your consultation with our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, please call (310) 859-9816 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Diamond looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the aesthetic appearance you desire.