Choosing a plastic surgeon is like choosing a life partner. You want someone who is reliable, supportive, makes you comfortable and is understanding of your desires. There are many factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. We hope to guide you in the right direction.
Find a Surgeon that is Board Certified
Surgeons that have board certifications are nationally recognized for their superior technical skills and their outstanding bedside manner. Dr. Troy Austin is double board-certified; he is certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. This is a testament to his precision, magnificent results and the care he provides throughout a patient’s surgical experience.
Ask your Surgeon if They Belong to any Organizations
By belonging to a professional organization, your surgeon is getting exposed to the cutting edge of technology and learning from experts in the field. Dr. Troy Austin, for example, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, he is a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Check out the Surgeon’s Reviews
Most doctors have reviews online that detail their bedside manner, the patient’s surgical experience, the patient’s results and the aftercare of the surgery. Reviews are important as they’re an inside look into what you may experience when going into the surgery.
Find a Surgeon that Specializes in the Procedure You Want
Most surgeons are known for specializing in a specific procedure, whether it be liposuction or rhinoplasty. Dr. Troy Austin specializes in the Mommy Makeover, a three-part surgery that aims to contour the abdomen and make the breasts fuller and more lifted. In finding a surgeon that specializes in your procedure, you can have more confidence that you will get your desired result.
Find Someone in your Price Range
This seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes we can get carried away. Some practices have various ways to pay for surgery, making it easier for the patient. Dr. Austin allows for his patients to pay with cash, check or a variety of cards. If this is still not a viable option for his patients, he also has a financing plan in which patients can pay smaller monthly payments that fit their budget and lifestyle after the procedure.
Make sure You Feel Comfortable
This is perhaps the biggest factor in making sure you’ve found the right doctor for you. You want to make sure that you feel as comfortable throughout the surgical experience as possible. Go to multiple consultations and see how you feel in each office and with each surgeon. After all, they will be operating on you.
Contact us to schedule your consultation today.