So you’ve decided you’re ready to have a face lift, mommy makeover, breast augmentation or another aesthetic surgery. Chances are you have been considering your options for many months. Your decision may be the result of wishing to improve your self-confidence, regain a more youthful appearance, or boost your success in business.
Whatever the reason that led you to pursue aesthetic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make. To make an informed decision, you will need to examine many important elements, including the surgeon’s education, training and expertise.
An especially helpful tool in your decision will be to review each potential surgeon’s before-and-after picture gallery so you can see the results of patients who have had similar procedures. You will be able to see how closely his results parallel your desired outcome. You should never choose a surgeon who does not willingly share this information. If you feel intimidated talking to your surgeon during the consultation, the surgeon is most likely not your surgeon. You must feel comfortable in your interactions with your surgeon in order to entrust your health to him.
After you have done your research, there is one more question you can ask that may ultimately elevate your results from “good” to “wow.” That question is: How many times have you done this particular procedure?
According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, many surgeons simply do not perform many of the latest surgical procedures on a routine basis. This means that while they may be good all-around surgeons, they may not have the day-to-day experience with your procedure that is necessary for the best outcome. To get the best results, choose a surgeon who has done many of the specific procedure you seek. This physician will have an in-depth knowledge and mastery of the surgery, so he will be able to be proactive about preventing complications and lowering the risk of side effects.
Repetition builds experience and experience leads to artistry. Dr. Lane Smith is a leading plastic surgeon who exceeds the comparative experience of other surgeons in nearly every major category of plastic surgery, including newer procedures not performed on a routine basis in many clinics. Dr. Smith enthusiastically embraces advancements in the industry and constantly seeks out new technology for the benefit of his patients.
Please view our table below to see how many of each procedure Dr. Smith performs each year compared to the industry average. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (702) 838-2455.