How to Choose A Facial Plastic Surgeon
So you’ve decided to seek help improving your appearance. How do you choose the surgeon or facility that you will trust to achieve the best results?
There are several criteria that can guide you in making this important decision. We’ve summarized them below and—because we assume you’re curious—have explained how Dr. Goldman and Laser and Cosmetic Associates of Boulder is prepared to help through this process.
In addition to these criteria, we encourage you to get recommendations from friends and your family doctor.
A strong sign of a facial plastic surgeon’s competence and experience is whether he or she is board-certified in a specialty. Certification means that the surgeon has been trained in the specialty, practiced it for a required amount of time, and has passed challenging oral and written examinations about medical and surgical procedures and practices.
Dr. Goldman has received certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He earned these separate certifications after completing a residency in otolaryngology at SUNY-Brooklyn and serving as a fellow in facial plastic surgery at the prestigious University Hospital of Bern Switzerland. Additionally, he performed hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures and submitted them to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in order to obtain board certification in facial plastic surgery.
As you do your research, you’ll find that there are many types of facilities that offer treatments to improve your appearance. A family practice physician might perform Botox injections to his repertoire. Another practice might offer laser treatments and dermal fillers. Naturally, these businesses will often steer their customers towards the services that they provide. We recommend that you select a provider that gives you many options for reaching your goals, explains the benefits of each, answers all of your questions effectively, and helps you to select the best overall plan for rejuvenating your appearance. Make sure that you feel comfortable with your provider and that you can effectively communicate with him or her.
At Laser and Cosmetic Associates of Boulder, we offer a wide range of services: surgical and nonsurgical procedures, laser treatments, skin analysis and the most advanced skincare products. We pride ourselves in taking the time to educate our patients about any and all options available, and answering any questions they may have.
You will get the best results when the surgeon is skilled in several techniques for performing a procedure and tailors the approach to your unique anatomy and individual needs. Unfortunately, some surgeons get used to performing procedures with a certain technique and try to apply that approach to all of their patients.
Dr. Goldman will work with you to understand your goals, and then explain different options—surgical and nonsurgical—for reaching these goals. He’ll explain the benefits of each approach and help you to make the decision that’s right for you.