Summary: These tips for finding your plastic surgeon in 2020 articulate how several technologies have changed the way we look for surgeons. You still want to make sure you’re searching for board certified plastic surgeons in most cases, but how you go about doing that is much different than it used to be. That’s largely thanks to the internet, which gives patients so many more options.
Tips for Finding Your Plastic Surgeon in 2020
It’s 2019, and there are all kinds of new tools and technologies available to help patients connect with the plastic surgeons they want to find. This step in the process tends to get overlooked, but it’s actually quite important: finding the right plastic surgeon for you and for the procedure you want to undergo is vital for success.
And yet, many patients don’t know where to begin. They’re not quite sure where they should start looking for a plastic surgeon, much less how to vet one. Luckily, there are several advantages that today’s plastic surgery patients have over those that may have been looking, say, twenty years ago.
So these tips for finding your plastic surgeon in 2019 are designed to help you find the right surgeon. They might not be universal, but hopefully they’ll get you moving in right direction. Once you find the kind of surgeon you’re looking for, you can start the whole surgery process and start working towards the transformation you want. After all, finding your plastic surgeon in 2020 is only the first step. There’s plenty of work to do after that.
Using Social Media to Find a Plastic Surgeon
We’ll be totally honest. Using social media to find yourself a plastic surgeon isn’t ideal. There are too many variables with social media–too many advertising loopholes. It’s to the point these days where it’s hard to be sure the plastic surgeon you found through a social media channel is an actual, real plastic surgeon.
But it’s a popular way to search, and ultimately, nothing’s going to stop people from searching that way. It’s just too convenient. So you should at least search with your critical thinking cap on. So here are some tips for searching for a plastic surgeon on social media:
- Do your own research; make sure you thoroughly check out the surgeon’s website.
- If possible, ensure you check and double check the surgeon’s board certifications.
- If the surgeon is offering a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is–so avoid those deals.
- Always look for other reviews of the surgeon; make sure to expand your search to other websites and social media platforms.
There are definitely ways that you can safely search for a plastic surgeon on Instagram or Facebook–but it never hurts to proceed with a fair amount of caution.
Apps and Tools for Finding a Plastic Surgeon
If you don’t want to use social media to find your plastic surgeon (and that’s understandable), you can use one of several apps and tools that are designed to make finding a plastic surgeon easier. These apps and tools are, nowadays, too plentiful to name. And that’s part of the problem. With so many apps, it’s hard to tell what’s good and what’s a waste of your time.
The best apps for finding a plastic surgeon will usually contain at least some of the following features:
- The ability to message or communicate directly with the surgeon’s offices.
- The ability to conduct video consultations over the app.
- Scheduling can often be done right in the app.
- You may also be able to search through surgeons and their credentials on the app.
These apps are becoming ever more common, and for good reason. They represent a relatively effective way to search for a plastic surgeon in 2019–but you should always double check surgeon credentials before proceeding.
Finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Most patients are ultimately looking for a board certified plastic surgeon to perform their procedures. And that makes sense–board certification means that the surgeon has met a certain level of experience and expertise. That can be especially comforting for patients who really just want assurances that their procedures will go well.
But it’s always a good idea to double check the credentials of your surgeon, and you can usually do that through the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (t’s easy enough to look up these credentials on the web).
Hopefully these tips for finding your plastic surgeon in 2020 can help get you started on the right track towards your transformation. After all, finding the right plastic surgeon is essential for your success. Sometimes that can take a while–but it’s worth the time in the long run.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic surgery for over four years. He’s constantly talking to surgeons to ensure he has the latest and most up to date information possible.