Every year, millions of people choose to undergo a variety of cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentations, tummy tucks and facelifts. For those in Albany and elsewhere, deciding whether or not to undergo plastic surgery is a decision that requires a great amount of research, advice, consultations and personal reflection, and we know that generally, that decision process is not easy.
How do you choose the right doctor? How do you know which procedure is right for you? Who should you talk to about these questions – family, friends, people who have had plastic surgery or the doctors themselves?
As we move into 2013, the doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group wish to remind you of a number of online resources available to help you in making your decision. These online outlets offer reviews, questions from people like you seeking advice, answers from respected plastic surgery professionals and dozens of before and after photos so you may see real results to determine what doctor’s work is right for you.
Below, please find a few resources we recommend for plastic surgeon and procedure information:
RealSelf – RealSelf provides stories and doctor reviews with its “Worth It Ratings” that share community opinions on procedures, treatment and products. Members can provide ratings, text stories, photos and video updates. RealSelf also has a Doctor Q&A section, where you will find thousands of questions posted for answers voluntarily supplied by trained medical professionals. Before and After galleries from each doctor allow you to determine what doctor’s work you are seeking.
Healthgrades® – Healthgrades’ database of more than 900,000 free online physician profiles provides consumers with information about the conditions individual doctors treat, the procedures they perform and more to help patients determine with whom to book appointments. Read physician bios, patient satisfaction ratings and more.
Surgery.org – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) provides information on procedures and plastic surgeons and allows you to submit questions about cosmetic procedures to be answered by ASAPS board-certified plastic surgeons.
Vitals℠ – Vitals provides powerful search tools and comprehensive information on doctors in order for potential patients to make informed decisions. Find biographies, credentials, specialities, patient reviews and more for doctors of all medical practices.
LoveYourLook.com by Mentor® – Specifically focused on breast augmentations and breast implants, you can connect with local surgeons and see before and after photos of their procedures.
We encourage you to use these resources to help ensure you make well-informed decisions with which you are most comfortable. At any time in your research should you wish to schedule a consultation with a doctor at The Plastic Surgery Group, please call us at 518.438.0505 or contact us via our website.