Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Miami:
Living in Miami and looking to get some Cosmetic work done? We are a Plastic Surgery Clinic located in the Miami Area. Our Surgeons are all Board Certified, highly experienced and proficient in the latest techniques and equipment being used in the industry. Some of the procedures we specialize in include:
2) Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
3) Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
4) Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
5) Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
6) Mommy Makeover
7) Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
8) Ear reshaping surgery (Otoplasty)
9) Rhinoplasty (Nose surgery)
13) Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Sculptra
18) Laser Vein Treatment
19) Tattoo Removal
There is a lot that goes into choosing a Physician when considering elective surgery. In our experience, most people consider cost as the main and sometimes sole deciding factor when shopping for a Surgeon. This is understandable since the cost of an elective surgery such as liposuction or breast augmentation is mostly out of pocket. Health insurance companies will typically not pay for cosmetic surgery hence the patient has to bear the burden of this considerable cost.
While it is true that most patients will decide on a Clinic based on how much they charge, it is not something we advise. We believe that when it comes to your health, cost is just one of many factors you should consider. Like in most things with life, when shopping for Plastic surgery, you usually get what you pay for. The advent of 3rd party patient financing options such as Care Credit has made cost less of a factor than it used to be. Most clinics now offer Patients with decent credit history the aforementioned financing options. The Patients only have to make small affordable monthly payments as opposed to paying a lump sum amount upfront.
So what should you as a Patient consider in addition to cost when evaluating which doctor to go with:
1) Board Certification:
While most Plastic Surgeons will claim Board Certification, it is important to note that there a lot of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Boards and some require very little in the way of training and experience to earn certification. Remember to ask what Board Certification the Surgeon has rather than just asking if they are Board Certified.
Membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for instance requires the highest level of training and continuing education to gain and maintain certification.
2) Patient Reviews:
The ugly secret behind Patient reviews is that a lot of them tend to be false. Many Businesses know that Social proof is a great way of attracting extra business. How often do we first read reviews of a restaurant or movie before buying? Most people will indeed do some preliminary research into a service or product before buying. Since businesses know this, some dishonest ones will pay to have false flattering testimonials/reviews posted of them online to lure unsuspecting customers.
Unfortunately, this practice is also true of the Plastic surgery industry though it may not be as bad as it is in other industries. Though, there is no foolproof way to avoid being misled by a false patient review, keeping to the main review sites such as Yelp and Google is a good place to start. These two sites spend a lot of money each year in developing systems such as IP tracking and content analysis that filter out false reviews.
3) The Initial Consult:
First impressions count for a lot. During your initial consult, do not discount that gut feeling you get regarding the Surgeon and Clinic. Your level of comfort with the Surgeon, his staff and facility are very important.
If you can, bring a family member or friend with you, they can help ask questions you may forget to ask and also give you a trusted 3rd person opinion of the Surgeon.
In addition, be also wary of Surgeons you feel are pressuring you to get multiple procedures at once. Doing so clearly tells you the surgeon is far more concerned with making money as opposed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe manner.
4) Medical malpractice:
This is pretty obvious. You want to ask if your surgeon has been sued for medical malpractice or if he has any pending law suits against him/her.
There is a lot more that goes into choosing a Surgeon and Facility that is right for you but the above 4 are a good foundation to start with. Be sure to give us a call to schedule a no pressure consult where we can discuss your aesthetic goals and come up with a plan that best delivers the results you are looking for. We look forward to hearing from you.