Category Archives: Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

  • 25Feb

    8. Continuing Education and Specialty Training – Confirm that your surgeon is up to date on his continuing education and safety practices. If he is certified correctly with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he will be up to date on continuing education and safety practices. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Aguiar, must … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 8 of 12)

  • 21Feb

    7. Accredited Anesthesiologist – Many of those who act as an anesthetist are practicing under the doctor’s certification and do not have their own certification. This is not a place to cut corners. Make sure your surgeon has a hospital qualified board certified Anesthesiologist. For your safety, Dr. Aguiar always has a board certified anesthesiologist … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 7 of 12)

  • 14Feb

    6. ALWAYS see the Surgeon– Always see the surgeon on your initial visit. The surgeon is the only one who can really evaluate you and how to best achieve your goals. See the surgeon before you even ask for pricing. Otherwise, you’ll end up not getting what you need and paying for something that will … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 6 of 12)

  • 11Feb

    5.  Years of Experience & Reputation – Find someone who has years of practical plastic surgery experience. Currently any type of family doctors, OB GYN, Dentist, Nurse Practitioners, etc can do cosmetic procedures and surgery in their own office. But, want you really want is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Make … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 5 of 12)

  • 28Jan

    The new Reality TV show Plastic Wives on TLC is a far cry from REALITY.  I reluctantly set the DVR last night and watched it this morning before work, justifying the time as “research”. First, let me say, that only ONE of the four is actually married to a board certified plastic surgeon.  One is married to … Continue reading The “Reality” of Being a Plastic Surgery Wife

  • 24Jan

    Many doctors claim to be “board certified”, but in what specialty?  It is very difficult for consumers to navigate thru this tangled web of medicine.  Who’s qualified? Let’s put it this way?  Would you want a plastic surgeon delivering your baby?  Or how about performing a knee replacement?  Absurd right?!?!  But that is the reality … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 4 of 12)

  • 21Jan

    In this day of technology, many of us rely on Google when looking for a good or service.  And that is true for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures also.  However, you can’t rely on the internet alone. 3. Referrals – Always get referrals from a trusted source like your doctor or nurse. These are the … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 3 of 12)

  • 14Jan

    Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun weekend.  Today, we are talking about hospital privileges. 2. Hospital Privileges – Does your doctor have Hospital Privileges for Plastic Surgery?   Many of those practicing cosmetic and plastic surgery do not have hospital privileges at all or might have them in other disciplines outside of plastic surgery. When … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 2 of 12)

  • 10Jan

    Everyone has a lot of questions about plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures! As a consumer, it can be very difficult to navigate through all the information. Which doctor is most qualified, where does surgery take place, and what is the cost. Our goal with this report is to answer some of those burning questions. Over … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 1 of 12)

  • 28Sep

    For the past several weeks I have been watching people on facebook and the media taking sound bites from both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and using them completely out of context.  Today, I have a new appreciation for their frustration. I was just given a copy of Star magazine in which I was quoted … Continue reading Tummy-tuck immediately after c-section? Not recommended!