Dr. Carlos Chacon on the Importance of Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
Having plastic surgery is a life-altering decision, and should not be made lightly. A patient needs to know what he or she wants from the surgery and fully understand what to expect from the procedure. What's more, picking the right surgeon for the job can spell the difference between a successful procedure and lackluster results. Dr. Carlos Chacon, who has over a decade of experience working with patients of all ages and walks of life, offers insight into how an individual can pick the surgeon that will best meet his or her exact needs and expectations.
Dr. Chacon states, "A distinctive skill set is required to be a great plastic surgeon, and particularly, a great cosmetic plastic surgeon. Considering that even the most minor imperfections in one’s final results are impossible to hide, doing it properly becomes the ultimate challenge." Other accomplished plastic surgeons concur, noting that the key to success lies in careful planning to ensure the ultimate result is in line with the patient's wishes. Dr. Chacon cautions against picking a medical professional based on price rather than expertise and experience, as the damage can be impossible to undo. Patients should carefully consider a plastic surgeon's track record, check before and after photos, and see what former or current patients have to say about the surgeon in question. Thankfully, even the best plastic surgeons in their field typically offer financing to allow patients to receive top-tier care even if they do not have the same budget as a celebrity patient.
Additionally, Dr. Carlos Chacon notes that a patient needs to feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon he or she chooses to work with. A good plastic surgeon will always conduct an in-depth consultation with a patient to find out why a patient wants a particular surgical procedure, what the desired outcome of the procedure is, and to discuss one's medical history and current medical condition. A patient who does not feel comfortable with the surgeon during this discussion should find another plastic surgeon. Indeed, many of the best plastic surgeons will refuse to take on a patient if they feel they are not a good "match" for the patient.
Finally, Dr. Carlos Chacon points out that a good plastic surgeon will ensure a patient understands what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. The recovery time is crucial to a successful surgery, and a good surgeon will ensure a patient knows he or she needs to take time off work, change his or her exercise routine, and come for follow-up visits in order to ensure the surgery is a success. What's more, many good plastic surgeons give advice related to one's health, exercise, and diet habits in order to empower patients to maintain and even improve their appearance post-surgery. "Cosmetic plastic surgery is so much more than just having the procedure," Dr. Chacon rightly asserts, and it is the care and dedication he and like-minded plastic surgeons exhibit that enable individuals from all walks of life to alter one or more parts of their appearance in order to improve their looks and boost their self-esteem.