4 Things to Remember When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Finding the right plastic surgeon is important, but with many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is best for you – one you know you can trust with your health and safety, and one that will work with you to give you the results you want? Read on for a few tips on picking the right plastic surgeon! 

  1. Ask for referrals from friends and family members. This will give you a good idea who to investigate further. Ask what they liked about the surgeon and what they didn’t like to find the one that is right for you. Your aunt may have hated how upfront and honest her doctor was about a procedure she wanted; however, this kind of honesty may be just what you are looking for.
  2. Ask about their training and what certifications they have. Board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is important – meaning the surgeon has undergone a rigorous certification process and has met strict standards for patient safety and training. In total, Dr. Dawes has acquired 17 years of post-secondary education prior to opening his own practice in 2010. He has two undergraduate degrees (B.Sc., B.Comm.) as well as a Masters degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Calgary. In 2004, he graduated with his MD degree at the same institution and was named valedictorian of his medical school class. Dr. Dawes was accepted into the highly-competitive aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery program at the University of Calgary, where he completed five years of intensive surgical training.
  3. Assess not only the doctor but the staff and the office. You should feel confident and comforted by the whole experience, from the moment you walk through the doors! Your personal consultation will give you the chance to see our office, meet our front end staff, Registered Nurses and Dr.Dawes.
  4. Ask to see examples of Dr. Dawes’ work. Look at before and after photos of former patients to get an idea of what goals you have in mind for your own procedure. Sometimes former patients consent only to the office photo album, meaning their photos are not on the website or social media. You may discover post-op photos that you couldn’t find during your online research. 

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is not a decision to make lightly. Call and get to know the staff at Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary. Call (403) 571-3141 or email [email protected] for a consultation today!

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