Posted on August 20, 2021 in Plastic Surgery
When it comes to plastic surgery, your health and safety should always come first. While plastic surgery is generally considered safe, there are some risks that patients should be aware of, and it is important to choose a plastic surgeon you can trust. Here are some steps you should take when choosing a surgeon to ensure that your procedure is safe.
Board-certified plastic surgeons have the experience and training necessary to perform safe and successful procedures. Plastic surgeons who attain board certification must undergo training and gain experience in their fields before completing examinations. They also complete ongoing education and a recertification process to stay up-to-date with emerging research and techniques in plastic surgery.
Dr. Ransom is double board certified, having earned certifications in Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His extensive education includes fellowship training in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery — allowing him to specialize in complex, reconstructive facial procedures. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in non-surgical procedures such as injectables and laser treatments.
By now, you probably turn to online reviews to learn more before choosing just about any product or service, and choosing your plastic surgeon is no different. However, it can also be helpful to seek recommendations from family or friends who you trust. If you don’t know anyone personally who has had a cosmetic procedure, you can also ask another doctor, such as a dermatologist, for a recommendation. Additionally, some patients of doctor’s offices are willing to speak to potential patients about their experience. It is worth asking if that is possible with the doctor you select.
Once you have found a practice or plastic surgeon you are interested in, you can read more about them through their website. This will give you a sense of the practice’s atmosphere, allow you to learn more about the surgeon’s credentials, and provide an opportunity to review before-and-after photos. After reviewing this information, you can also schedule your consultation, which gives you the opportunity to meet with the plastic surgeon in-person and ask them further questions about the procedure you are interested in.
During your consultation, you should ask your plastic surgeon about any risks of the procedure. While plastic surgery is generally considered safe, there are some risks as with any medical procedure. Your plastic surgeon should be open and honest about these risks, and should carefully review your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. If Dr. Ransom informs you that you are not a good candidate, this can actually be a good sign. In doing so, he is demonstrating that your health and safety is his top priority.
To learn more about a procedure that interests you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ransom. Call our office at (415) 877-6589 or contact us online to set up your appointment.