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How to Find a Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon

Posted by Jennifer Deal on Jun 13, 2011 9:14:00 AM

There is an abundance of information on choosing your cosmetic surgeon on the Internet. At Southern Surgical Arts, we agree that there are tips that one should follow in order to choose a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

- The obvious: Ask your friends and family, for recommendations and see if anyone has had a bad experience with a particular surgeon. You can also visit review sites for recommendations.

- The doctor should be board certified in a surgical specialty recognized by the ABMS and be specifically further trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. They should also be practicing within the scope of their training. A fellowship-trained and Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and has completed a fellowship program with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. This means the surgeon completed one to two years of training dedicated only to cosmetic surgery. A board-certified, fellowship-trained Cosmetic Surgeon must also have completed a residency from an ABMS surgical specialty training program.

- Trustworthy and respected cosmetic surgeons should have privileges to perform cosmetic surgery procedures at an accredited hospital.

- Updated and an abundance of before and after pictures should be readily available for you to see. This is a reassurance piece and lets you decide if the surgeon consistently provides good results. Only seeing a few pictures from a surgeon should give you a hint that either they only show their best or they do not perform many cosmetic procedures.

Southern Surgical Arts, Dr. Deal and Dr. Nease are qualified, Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal have performed over 4,100 cosmetic surgical procedures. They focus on enhancing your natural beauty with the latest technology and experience. We look forward to serving you in the Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Georgia areas.

Website: http://www.southernsurgicalarts.com

Topics: Face, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Research & Forefront, Body, Breast