Last year alone over 14.6 million people underwent a plastic surgery procedure, and the numbers continue to rise as more and more patients report that they are happy with their results. However, there are still instances in which patients unknowingly choose unqualified and inexperienced doctors, and end up regretting their procedure. Once you’ve decided to get a procedure done, it is essential to carefully consider which doctor you want to choose. The following is a list of criteria for choosing a plastic surgeon that should be met before receiving a procedure from them:
- Board Certified: It’s important to know whether or not your plastic surgeon has received his or her board certification. The most prestigious board to be certified from is the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as they require a degree from an accredited medical school, three years of surgical internship and residency, at least two years of plastic surgery practice, and extensive exams and peer reviews.
- Experienced: Every plastic surgeon is different and might have more experience performing one procedure over another. For example, if you’re looking to receive a breast reconstruction, it would be wise to research plastic surgeons in your area that are specialized in that procedure, and not in face lifts, jaw implants, or any other type of procedure.
- Informative: While you may already have your desired procedure in mind, a plastic surgeon should provide you with all of your available options during a consultation, along with providing the potential risks of any procedure. Look for a doctor that is willing to give you an extensive consultation, because your comfort and full understanding before receiving a procedure is essential.
Consult with Board-Certified Doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Dr. Hans Kuisle has over 30 years of surgical experience, is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and participates in continuing medical education on a regular basis. He specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, and regenerative medicine and surgery.
Dr. Winfield Hartley is board certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as an aesthetic surgery fellowship in Melbourne, Australia under Dr. Bryan Mendelson. Dr. Hartley focuses his expertise on reconstructive and aesthetic procedures.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our doctors for a consultation, feel free to call (303) 443-2277. We are located at 2525 4th Street in Boulder, Colorado, just 45 minutes outside of Denver by way of US-36 W, so stop by soon!