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Bad Plastic Surgery? What can you do to avoid it?

How to Avoid Bad Plastic Surgery

Haven’t we all seen too many ‘stuck-on’ breasts, ‘botched’ tummy tucks, ‘wind-swept’ faces, ‘done’ noses, ‘plastered’ ears, and bad scars?


So, how do you avoid Bad Plastic Surgery?

Obviously, no one can guarantee a perfect outcome since every procedure has some potential risks and not everyone heals the same. The most important thing you can do to avoid bad plastic surgery is actually quite simple: Pick the right plastic surgeon.


What should you look for in a plastic surgeon?

The main criteria to consider when choosing your plastic surgeon should be:

  1. Knowledge: Does the surgeon have the knowledge and expertise to know what to do, what not to do, and how to do it best?
  2. Ability: Does the surgeon have the ability, artistic understanding of what looks best, and most importantly the surgical talent to achieve natural yet exceptional results?
  3. Willingness: Does the surgeon have the willingness to take the time necessary to perform precision plastic surgery to create truly outstanding results?


So, how can you best evaluate all 3 criteria?

It’s easy. It all comes down to one thing --- Performance. Show me a picture. Tell me a story.

Carefully study the before and after photos. Thoroughly read the reviews. Learn how happy patients are with their results as well as the quality of care they received both before and after surgery.

Of course, credentials and board certification are important. But there are too many cases of ‘botched’ plastic surgery done by board certified plastic surgeons with great credentials. Unfortunately, there are countless patients with poor plastic surgery results that later wished they had spent more time initially finding the right plastic surgeon.


How can you find the best plastic surgeon for you?

First, start with the surgeon’s credentials. Make sure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Ideally, your surgeon should also be an expert in facial plastic surgery and be certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (also known as Ear, Nose, and Throat, or ENT). Only about 3% of all plastic surgeons in America are certified in both specialties.

Second, critically analyze the surgeon’s performance in photos and reviews. You can learn a great deal about a surgeon’s attention to detail by looking at not only their surgical results but also the quality of their photographs (notice the consistency, symmetry, lighting, patient positioning, etc.). Then, take the time to read the surgeon’s reviews to gain insight into how they care for patients.

Third, keep in mind the 3 criteria to consider when choosing your plastic surgeon: knowledge, ability, and willingness to take the time necessary to create the best result for you. Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to learn more about Dr. White’s credentials, analyze his before and after photos, and read his reviews.


Discover why USA Plastic Surgery is Where Surgery Becomes Art.™

Does precision plastic surgery take longer and cost more? Of course, just like any work of art. Because you’re worth it.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models.