If you’re researching plastic surgeons in Dallas, you have plenty of good options — so how do you choose the right one for you? The Internet is a great place to start your search.
Many people turn to online reviews and resources before making a big purchase, and plastic surgery is no exception. One of my favorite sites for prospective plastic surgery patients is RealSelf.com. Here, you can read reviews of specific doctors, get credible answers to your most pressing questions, and even learn what to expect from a cosmetic procedure through the words of previous patients. Throughout the years, RealSelf has established itself as a warm, supportive community for patients to share their stories with one another and help others educate themselves.
Plenty of other reputable resources exist, too, including the website of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ASAPS. As a member surgeon of The ASAPS, I support the organization’s commitment to patient education and safety. Its site is a great way for you to acquaint yourself with the accepted standards and approaches in today’s plastic surgery practices, and you can do a search for member surgeons in your area.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of a great practice website. A surgeon’s site should be easy to navigate, with clear, concise descriptions of each procedure, real patient before-and-after photos, and a comprehensive list of the doctor’s credentials. If you have any questions that aren’t covered by the resources here, feel free to reach out directly via phone or email — a friendly, knowledgeable office staff is a great way to get to know a practice.