Choosing a plastic surgeon can be overwhelming, especially in Manhattan and Long Island, where there are hundreds of plastic surgeons.
Although anyone with a medical degree can perform cosmetic surgery, some doctors do not have the proper training to conduct plastic surgery at all. To choose the right plastic surgeon, you need to arm yourself with information. You can do that by conducting in-depth research.
Start your research by checking our Patient Resource page and About Us page. These online resources are designed to help patients obtain articles, news, important events, and other relevant information about cosmetic procedures offered at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics.
We also encourage you to check the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery websites for a list of certified plastic surgeons near you. These medical organizations offer comprehensive information about board certified surgeons in your local area. We also encourage you to get current information about your doctor at the American College of Surgeons.
A board certified doctor has graduated from an accredited medical school. He or she has completed at least 5 years of additional residency, at least 3 years of general surgery, and 2 to 3 years of plastic surgery. To know more about the credentials of a specific ABPS plastic surgeon, call the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Plastic Surgery Information Service at 800-635-0635.
During your research, verify the credentials, information, and accreditation of a plastic surgery facility to ensure appropriate licenses from state licensing agency and medical society.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani is one of the best plastic surgeons in New York. Renowned for his mastery of aesthetic surgery, Dr. Tehrani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Click here to check out Dr. Tehrani’s page on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. You can also search Dr. Tehrani on the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website.
It is critical to choose a plastic surgeon who specializes in the procedure you have in mind. Remember, the safety and success of the procedure will depend on the experience and skills of the plastic surgeon you chose.
Ask your plastic surgeon about the procedure, and check his or her CV. The CV should outline the surgeon’s experience on a wide range of plastic surgery procedures—not just one. He or she must be competent to handle complications and other unexpected occurrences that could happen during the procedure.
Experienced plastic surgeons are more than happy to provide all the information you need about their credentials, including professional organizations they belong to and certifications awarded to them.
Just like any clinical medicine, plastic surgery is always evolving and improving in discipline. Your plastic surgeon should know all the latest developments in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He or she should always offer the latest and safest technologies.
PLASTIC SURGERY CONSULTATION
The next step towards achieving your aesthetic goal is to schedule an initial consultation. Here at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, you can either book a consultation via phone or on our website. Inquiries via phone or email are free. However, our approximately hour-long professional consultation will incur a charge.
To ensure the success of the procedure, we recommend consulting with two or three plastic surgeons before making a decision. Beware of unqualified advisors who offer “medical advice” without formal training or background in plastic surgery. Although this practice is not illegal, you should only work with a board certified plastic surgeon.
During the consultation period, Dr. Tehrani will discuss the procedure in detail. He will present all the options you need to consider when choosing the procedure to get. He will also recommend certain procedures according to your needs, preference, budget, and safety. Dr. Tehrani will discuss all the risks and complications of the procedure. At this point, we encourage you to voice any questions or concerns.
Most aesthetic clinics will advertise their services on Yellow Pages, online ads, and magazines. Be wary of paid ads that offer unrealistic claims or extravagant deals. If the claims are too good to be true, they probably are.
A referral is one of the best ways to find an excellent board certified plastic surgeon. You can get referrals from your general physician, nurse, or other medical professionals. In addition, you can get a list of plastic surgeons with operating privileges at hospitals near you. These plastic surgeons are recommended by their fellow surgeons.
You can get referrals from a friend or a colleague who received successful plastic surgery of any kind. These referrals will take you in the right direction when searching for the best plastic surgeon in your area.
TESTIMONIALS AND PLASTIC SURGERY REVIEWS
To gauge the skills of your plastic surgeon, ask for before and after photos of patients with appearances similar to yours. To ensure the authenticity of these results, ask for references. You can check out Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics’ testimonials and reviews here.
PLASTIC SURGERY COSTS
The plastic surgeon and his staff members should provide clear information about the surgery costs. The cost of the procedure will depend on the complexity of the surgery, the operation room, and the type of anesthetic used. The surgery costs are typically settled prior to the operation. Sometimes the initial consultation cost will be deducted from the total cost of the procedure.
At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics, the agreed fees will be presented in a surgical proposal. It covers everything from pre and post-operative advice and care to the surgical fee, hospital and facility fees, and special equipment costs. Click here for more information about Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics’ costs.
To achieve the desired results, your plastic surgeon must make you feel at ease. You should be confident about your surgeon’s skills, credentials, and experience before making a decision. An excellent plastic surgeon should be sensitive to your needs. He or she should be an expert at reshaping the human body. Your plastic surgeon must provide all the support you need before, during, and after the procedure.
Do not ignore your gut feeling. If the plastic surgeon does not make you feel at ease or you are not convinced that he or she is qualified for the job, you can always walk away. Remember, elective surgeries are lasting investments. You are placing your confidence, money, and appearance in the hands of your plastic surgeon, so choose wisely.
As an award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Tehrani considers plastic surgery to be the ultimate expression of art. He has been nominated and voted by his peers and colleagues as one of the Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in New York. For inquiries or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tehrani, click here.