Face Lift

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: Your Guide

You've thought about it for a long time, and you're finally ready to take the plunge. Whether you're opting for facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or another facial rejuvenation procedure, choosing the right facial surgeon is the best way to maximize your satisfaction with the outcome and minimize your risks. But how to begin?

It may seem overwhelming, but we're here to help. We have streamlined the process for you by providing important search tips and tools on researching a plastic surgeon, starting with low-tech word of mouth and building up to the nuances of proper board certification.

State medical board licensure is the bare minimum requirement for a doctor to practice medicine. How can you be sure that your surgeon has a state medical license? Our article on state medical boards provides an up-to-date list of contact information for all the U.S. state medical boards. We make your job easy.

We also provide an exhaustive list of questions to ask your surgeon during your consultation. Just click and print. You can rely on this list to jog your memory if, like most people, you tend to think of important questions you forgot to ask after you have left the doctor's office.

We also give an overview of what this consultation entails in our article on your consultation appointment, along with a companion printout on how to prepare for your consultation, including what to bring to this important meet-and-greet appointment.

Good luck with your search and, of course, your surgery!

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    Yael Halaas, MD, FACS

    60 East 56th Street
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    (332) 239-6439

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    Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York

    465 Columbus Avenue
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 421-0113

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    Min S. Ahn MD

    The Aesthetic Wellness Center
    2 Connector Road, #2C
    Westborough, MA 01581