After you’ve decided to have a cosmetic procedure, it’s time to select your surgeon. In a city as large as New York, you have a seemingly endless array of options, so how do you choose?

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If you’re tempted to select the first one you come across, consider the fact that a cosmetic surgeon is both a doctor and an artist, and your choice will have a very real effect on the quality of your results.

You need to find a surgeon who not only listens to you in order to learn what your goals are, but also possesses the skills and vision to help you reach those goals.

This is easier said than done, but with a little patience, you can find the right surgeon. Whether you’re considering a facelift, liposuction or Botox, the three tips below will help you narrow down your options.

At Shafer Plastic Surgery, we believe that people should never go into a procedure if they aren’t fully confident in their surgeon’s skills, which is why we take a different approach to cosmetic surgeon-patient interactions. Dr. Shafer has created a clinic that is based on the client’s needs.

His attention to detail and emphasis on client satisfaction has earned him international renown. Today, approximately half of his clientele fly in from out of state or out of the country, seeking the very best procedures.

If you’re looking for a talented, qualified cosmetic surgeon in New York, call us today at 212.888.7770.

  1. Look for an ASPS Member Surgeon

    If you aren’t a medical professional, it’s difficult to determine how qualified a surgeon is. A surgeon that is a member of a professional organization, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, is guaranteed to have a certain level of experience and training.

    According to the ASPS, member surgeons have a minimum of five years in surgical training, operate in accredited, safe medical facilities and are board certified.

    That takes care of most of the work for you.

  2. Find a Surgeon Who Has Great Reviews

    If you were looking for any other type of service, how would you choose? If you’re like most people, you would probably ask your friends or family for referrals. However, this can be problematic when it comes to cosmetic surgery, because you may not know anyone who has had a procedure. It may also be a difficult subject to broach.

    In any case, there’s an alternative. RealSelf allows real patients to leave their honest opinions about surgeons in your area. Better yet, the surgeons have the opportunity to answer questions, giving you the chance to read their advice to make sure they seem reasonable.

  3. Schedule a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

    The best way to learn whether a surgeon is a good fit for you is to meet them face-to-face. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions that you may not find the answers to on their website.

    If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure in New York, we encourage you to arrange a consultation with Dr. Shafer. He’s an active member of the ASPS, and he offers an incredible range of procedures.

To learn more about your cosmetic surgery, call us today at 212.888.7770.