Category Archives: Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

  • 04Mar

    10. Location-Location-Location – While it may be tempting to travel to the next city or another country for less expensive plastic surgery, having your surgeon nearby ready to answer all of your concerns is PRICELESS. Can you imagine having surgery in the morning, traveling 3 hours home after surgery only to feel that there is … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 10 of 12)

  • 28Feb

    9. New Trendy Technology – Don’t get caught up in the new, latest, trendy technology. The technology doesn’t make the masterpiece, but the artistry & expertise of the surgeon. It seems hard to believe but many people practicing cosmetic surgery promote the new machine they’ve gotten as the latest procedure. It’s important that he knows … Continue reading 12 Things You Should Know Before Having Plastic Surgery (Part 9 of 12)

  • 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)