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Undergoing plastic surgery to improve your physical appearance is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. Whether it’s a simple treatment like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or an invasive surgery, such as breast augmentation, it is important to know about all of the aspects of the procedure you desire. Below, we’ve provided some helpful do’s and don’ts to keep in mind throughout your entire experience.

DO’s

1. DO make sure your surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery.

Being certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the most important qualification that a surgeon can have. Certification by the ABPS signifies that the surgeon has gone through extensive testing and hands-on evaluation from his/her already certified colleagues.

2. DO ask to view before and after photos.

An experienced surgeon will have several before and after photographs of patients who have undergone the same surgery you want to have performed. Looking at these photos will give you a better idea of the results you can expect to receive from your procedure.

3. DO know where your procedure will be performed.

It is important that your surgeon operates in a clean and acceptable environment so you know your procedure is being performed safely. To ensure a safe outcome, verify that your surgeon performs his procedures in an accredited facility.

DON’Ts

1. DON’T undergo treatment with an inexperienced surgeon.

In other words, don’t let a doctor who specializes in rhinoplasty perform your body contouring procedure. Experience makes a difference! Always make sure that the surgeon you choose performs your exact procedure on a regular basis.

2. DON’t panic.

Because swelling and bruising typically exist after plastic surgery, most procedures don’t produce immediate results. However, over the coming weeks, patients become satisfied with their often dramatically improved results.

3. DON’T limit yourself.

The advanced methods and technology available in the world of plastic surgery allow surgeons to perform procedures such as tummy tuck and breast lift concurrently. Not only does this produce even better results, but patients only face one period of downtime for recovery for multiple procedures.

For all of your plastic surgery needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of Walnut Creek. Call (925) 937-7100 or fill out our online contact form to get started today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. William Jervis, looks forward to seeing you soon and helping you improve your appearance.