Plastic Surgeon Emphasizes Importance of Choosing Qualified Doctor

Dr. Michael A. Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, warns about unsatisfactory results from doctors who don't specialize in cosmetic surgery. He explains what patients can do to ensure safe and natural-looking outcomes.

Southlake, Texas (February 2012) – Dr. Michael A. Bogdan urges people to take adequate time to evaluate their options when choosing among the many plastic surgeons in Dallas.

This comes as a result of multiple stories that have emerged in the media about unsatisfied cosmetic surgery patients who discovered that their surgeons did not actually specialize in plastic surgery.

Dr. Bogdan notes that when people generalize about "good" and "bad" doctors, their opinions are often based on misinterpreted information.

"People are frequently told that they need to find a board-certified surgeon, but what is not so clear is that the doctor needs to be certified in the appropriate specialty," Dr. Bogdan says. "Board certification is typically a way to ensure that a doctor has undergone extensive training, but if that training was for foot surgery, that doctor is probably not the one you want to do your facelift."

For example, with one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation, Dallas women can benefit from enhancement to the shape and size of their breasts. Dr. Bogdan says that even though this procedure is extremely common, potential patients should not overlook how much skill and expertise is necessary to create natural-looking results.

"Patients should research their options and find a surgeon with adequate skill and training in the procedure," Dr. Bogdan says. "There's no substitute for doing your homework when it comes to finding someone who can create the results you desire."

Dr. Bogdan says there are a number of ways patients can find qualified surgeons.

"One of the best resources for finding plastic surgeons is the Internet," he says. "Surgeons' websites typically provide descriptions of their qualifications, as well as information on specific procedures. Whether you're interested in a non-surgical treatment, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, or a more extensive procedure, such as a tummy tuck in Dallas, doctors should provide information about how much experience they've had with each of these procedures."

Dr. Bogdan invites people who are considering cosmetic surgery to visit his Dallas-area practice for a consultation, where they can discuss the details. He says this allows him to develop an open system of communication with his patients, which helps him understand each person's specific goals.

If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in a range of cosmetic surgery procedures.

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