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How to Choose Your San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Posted on May 28, 2013 by - Plastic Surgery

Choosing a San Diego Plastic SurgeonThere’s no exact formula to choosing the “right” San Diego plastic surgeon. One plastic surgeon may work well for one client, but he or she may not actually meet the expectations of another client. However, there are certain factors to consider when trying to choose the right cosmetic surgeon for your liposuction, breast augmentation, or Botox needs in San Diego. Continue reading for these factors below.

Check for Specialties

Some general doctors claim that they are plastic surgeons when in fact, they aren’t. Ask your plastic surgeon if he or she has the necessary education, training and experience in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Carlos Chacon for example, is a specialized plastic surgeon, with years of experience, advanced training, and fellowships specifically geared towards cosmetic plastic surgery.

Check for Hospital Affiliations and Privileges

Before a hospital grants privileges and affiliations to plastic surgeons, the hospital’s review committee usually evaluates the doctor’s training and competency for the procedures he’s offering to his clients.

Dr. Carlos Chacon has several hospital affiliations and privileges in nearby hospitals including Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare.

Check for Experience

While plastic surgeons experience a wide array of plastic surgeries, it is important for you to check a surgeon’s experience on the procedure you’re considering. If you’re trying out a procedure involving new technology, try asking the surgeon about the effectiveness and safety of the procedure in peer-reviewed journals.

Check for Thoroughness and Rapport

When checking for thoroughness, your plastic surgeon should be able to do a thorough review of your medical history including past and current medications you’re taking. Finding out these types of information will help your surgeon come up with an individualized surgical plan.

As to checking for rapport, determine if you’re comfortable with your plastic surgeon– from discussing goals to actively participating in coming up with the surgical and post-procedure plan.  The relationship you develop with your surgeon is an important one, as it is a partnership you should be comfortable and happy to continue throughout your life.

Arrange a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chacon now!  He will listen to your concerns, and work with you to provide you with comprehensive options that best suit your needs, goals and lifestyle. Call today to book your appointment with us! Contact us at (858) 633-7546 or  fill out this contact form.