In this article Dr. Paul Chasan, a prominent San Diego Plastic Surgeon, discusses how to go about choosing a plastic surgeon for your surgery.

    Look at Skill and Experience

    Choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform surgery on your body is a very important decision and it should be based on the surgeon’s skills and experience not price.  Having your body or face cosmetically changed is permanent so do your homework we often have patients come to us for revision surgery so in the end they spend twice as much for the same procedure.

    Referrals and Friends

    We recommend choosing a San Diego Plastic Surgeon by referral of a friend or family member that has had surgery performed.  If you don’t have that option there is plenty of research you can do online and by reviewing the plastic surgeon’s before and after photo gallery of their surgeries.


    Checking the credentials of a plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. This is meant to increase your odds of getting good services. The specialist should be certified by the American board of plastic surgery. This is to ensure that the expert is well equipped and fully capable of providing the desired services in the proper manner.

    There are several places where you can find such information. These include directories and other places such as hospitals, the surgeon’s office and professional societies. It is also equally as important to look for information on any training that the specialist may have also received.

    Schedule an Interview

    After all this has been verified the next step is to schedule an interview. This is the part where you should be very keen and thorough so as to determine whether the professional chosen is the right person for the job. This is where you get all the important information regarding things like his or her personality, opinions on the procedure you want to have, the fees and the way that the plastic surgeon will handle you as a potential patient.


    The cost should also be factored in before choosing a surgeon. The price should be affordable. That is why it is important to compare prices and have rough estimates of reasonable costs for the procedure. You should ask any financial questions that are meant to minimize the burden on you. A good surgeon will always ensure that you get your value for money and that you are satisfied. After everything is done and you are satisfied then you can confidently hire the surgeon to take care of your needs.