Checking Credentials

One of the first factors potential patients should consider is a surgeon’s credentials. There are 3 important aspects when it comes to assessing a plastic surgeon’s professional qualifications:

Education and experience: There is no substitute for the knowledge that accompanies a rigorous medical education and years of experience performing cosmetic surgery. Finding a surgeon who has a comprehensive understanding of the procedure that interests you is crucial to ensuring all aspects of your surgery will be considered.

Certifications: Professional affiliations indicate a surgeon’s ability to pass a high-level examination processes. Fortunately, websites make checking the status of a specialist in your area easy. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in the Mississauga or Toronto areas, check the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons websites.

Ongoing training: Many people are surprised to learn that Dr. Weinberg is a lecturer at the University of Toronto. When searching for your surgeon, look for someone who not only underwent extensive training for his or her degrees, but who also trains others on the newest techniques and products. Many patients find that surgeons who remain actively involved in education are better equipped to create effective treatment plans.

Building a Rapport

It’s important for patients to feel comfortable openly expressing their concerns and cosmetic goals with their surgeons. Whether you’re interested in a surgical or non-surgical procedure, you should feel comfortable opening up to your surgeon and asking questions that matter to you. Here are some essential questions to ask prior to committing to a doctor:

  • Where did you go to medical school and where did you complete your residency?
  • How long have you been practicing as a plastic surgeon?
  • What’s your experience performing my procedure?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos?
  • How long does this procedure typically take?
  • Where do you perform procedures, and is the facility a CAAASF-accredited operating room?
  • When will I be able to resume my daily activities?
  • How involved are you in the post-op care part of treatment?
  • Who else will be involved in my procedure and what are their qualifications?

Your plastic surgeon should be able to comfortably answer these questions and any others you might have. Building a rapport with your surgeon will make it easier for you to feel confident and safe on the day of your procedure, and it will increase your chances of achieving the exact results you desire.

Meeting the Staff

A surgeon’s staff is extremely vital in the success of each patient’s experience. Spend time getting to know the front office team, as well as any nurses and specialists who may be able to provide you with additional information on your procedure.

The staff will also be able to provide information on why you should choose their practice and what to expect from the treatment process. This information will help you to effectively use your time with the surgeon for questions that require a doctor’s credentials.

Request Your Consultation

If you’re ready to learn how Dr. Weinberg stands out among plastic surgeons and what makes him the choice of so many Brampton and Oakville residents, call our office at  (905) 273-3045 (Mississauga) or  (416) 207-9090 (Toronto). You can also request an appointment online and a member of our staff will be in contact with you shortly regarding the most convenient time for you to visit one of our locations. We’re excited to join you in starting this next chapter in your life.

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