Plastic Surgery Safety: How to Choose an Experienced Surgeon

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Plastic surgery is a major life decision, and to achieve the best results it’s important to choose the right surgeon for your needs. Selecting an experienced plastic surgeon will ensure the results you’re looking for and can minimize discomfort and healing time. When it comes to finding the right plastic surgeon, it can be easy to get lost in the maze of options.

Plastic Surgery Safety

Safety is often the primary concern for patients who are seeking plastic surgery. Unfortunately, stories about plastic surgery mistakes appear in the news frequently, but many of the mistakes that lead to bad outcomes are preventable.

It is important to remember that, when performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon in an accredited clinic, plastic surgery is safe and can have lasting results for both men and women. To ensure that their work is being performed by a highly trained surgeon, plastic surgery patients should seek out surgeons who are board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These surgeons have completed rigorous training and demonstrated a high level of proficiency in plastic surgery.

Know the Doctor

Plastic surgery is a hugely personal undertaking. That’s why it’s important to feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon, and this can begin by taking the time to find out more about his/her background and experience. Make sure you know where your plastic surgeon was trained and what experience he/she has as a surgeon. When you visit with your surgeon for an initial consultation, make sure that he/she takes the time to thoroughly and answer your questions. A qualified plastic surgeon should also be honest and realistic about the results you can expect to achieve, recovery time, and possible complications. They should not simply tell you what you want to hear.

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You can also use the internet to do simple research about a surgeon’s record. Are there any malpractice cases on his/her record? What reviews does the surgeon have online? Word of mouth can also be a useful tool: seek out recommendations from friends and family members about their experiences with plastic surgeons.

Finally, consider evaluating the work of the surgeon’s previous patients. Many plastic surgeons will have “before and after” photos of their patients. The work should look natural and not overly sculpted with minimal scarring.

Check out the Facility

Since most plastic surgery is performed in clinics rather than hospitals, it’s important to ensure a facility’s safety and quality standards. An accredited facility should be certified by at least the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care or the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

The facility should also have well-equipped recovery areas and be staffed by experienced, qualified health care professionals that can address patient needs before and after your procedure. Ultimately, you should be comfortable not just with the physician performing your procedure, but with the clinic staff as a whole.

Our Practice

Dr. Andrew Jacono is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and authority on plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is one of seventy American surgeons who are Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has lectured and taught extensively in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Jacono is a leader in the field of minimally invasive and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures, which minimizes the risk for complications as well as overall healing time. He has worked to develop unique approaches to plastic surgery procedures to achieve flawless, long-lasting results. Most of our patients are in and out of the office within a few hours. Dr. Jacono also strives to hide scars in existing lines and natural creases, minimizing their appearance for natural-looking results.

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Dr. Jacono’s J PAK Systems utilize homeopathic remedies designed to further minimize recovery time after cosmetic procedures. J PAK Systems use safe, natural ingredients to aid the body’s natural healing process. These homeopathic treatments also eliminate the need for tedious remedies with specific dosing requirements.

Our two New York facilities are both equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. That’s why we attract patients not just in the New York area, but from all around the world. Our Long Island clinic houses four exam rooms and five recovery bays, and our New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery offers changing rooms, private recovery areas, and refreshments.

A virtual tour of both our offices is available, and we invite you to stop by either location at any time for a private consultation or contact us for more information about our procedures.

Our Manhattan office is located at 630 Park Ave in New York and may be reached at (212)-570-2500. His Long Island practice is located in a state-of-the-art surgery center and adjoining medical spa on the Miracle Mile at 450 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck, New York. You may contact that clinic at (516)-773-2424.


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