If you are considering Cosmetic Surgery, it’s important to do your research and build a support network as you evaluate which procedures are right for you, and determine the shapes, sizes, and types of modifications you want to make. This is especially true when you are making changes to your face, which is your most familiar physical attribute. There are a wide variety of places you can find online Cosmetic Surgery support and information, but you want to make sure you are getting your information from reliable and educated sources, and not the sites that are wholly determined to sell-sell-sell, without presenting all sides of the story.
Here are some of the places we recommend visiting as you embark on your Cosmetic Surgery journey.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery. The website belonging to the American Board of Plastic Surgery serves multiple purposes. Firstly, you can verify the status of any Plastic Surgeon’s certification, ensuring that it is legitimate and up-to-date. Current certification demonstrates the surgeon’s dedication to remaining up to date on current industry research, technology, and standards. The site also has plenty of useful information about Plastic Surgery in general.
Plastic Surgery.org. In addition to helping you find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area, PlasticSurgery.org has very good, general information about a myriad of Cosmetic Surgery procedures, both cosmetic and reconstructive. They also have an extensive gallery of Before and After pictures, so you can get an idea of the types of procedures available, as well as how they can transform your face, nose, or body. Keep in mind that each surgeon has their own way of doing things, so while this site will give you good general information, only the surgeons you consult with can tell you exactly what would take place during your Cosmetic Surgery procedure.
Our website. Of course, we have to mention our own website, which is dedicated to providing accurate information about Facial Cosmetic Surgery procedures of all types. Some Cosmetic Surgeons want to glamorize the entire process, sharing only the good information and are not completely forthright about procedures, situations where Cosmetic Surgery isn’t feasible, or the complications that can arise. That being said, we believe the first step to a successful cosmetic surgical procedure is finding a highly- qualified surgeon who is fully committed to creating satisfying and long lasting results.
Prospective Surgeon’s Websites. Always visit the websites belonging to Plastic Surgeons who have been referred to you. This is your chance to get to know them a little bit before you schedule a consultation. Review their site with a keen eye and a discerning mind. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What type of information do they have on their site?
- Is it educational?
- Do you get a good feel for the doctor’s attitude and approach?
- Do they share information regarding both the benefits and the risks?
- Are the services they provide in line with what you have read on other sites?
- Is there a particular site you feel compelled to visit again and again because you are drawn to the information provided there?
The answers to these questions can help you narrow down the surgeons you want to meet with before making your final commitment.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation and Trust Your Gut Instincts
During your consultation, you have the opportunity to put what you have learned to the test, ask important questions, and get a feeling for different surgical approaches. At the end of the day, it is very important that you feel confident, safe, and taken care of by your plastic surgeon, so trust your gut instincts!
Contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj to schedule your consultation. We feel confident that when you choose Dr. S., your Cosmetic Surgery procedure is in the very best of hands!