It’s surprising that nowadays, you don’t have to go all the way to D.C. to find a good plastic surgeon. Here in Prince William County, there are lots to choose from. Here are some pointers to help get you started:
1. Search for local plastic surgeons online and schedule consultation appointments.
While there are a lot of places that do not charge a consultation fee, there are a few plastic surgeons
that charge about $100 for a consultation. If you’re looking for the right surgeon, do not hesitate to pay this fee. Why? What is a good plastic surgeon worth to you? If seeing someone who is good at what they do means paying $100 for a consultation, it also means that they want to see patients that are serious about getting work done and mean business. It may also indicate that they are a more reputable surgeon and want to spend their time building a rapport with you. There are lots of people who do not wish to pay this fee, but I wouldn’t rule out any surgeon who does have one, as you may be missing out on the right surgeon for you. Many times, this consultation fee does go towards your surgery should you decide to choose them.
2. Not all plastic surgeons specialize in what you want to have done.
This is a good opportunity for you to ask for before and after pictures on the specific surgery you have in mind. Many plastic surgeons will agree that one of the most difficult surgeries is Rhinoplasty. This type of operation should be done in the hands of a surgeon who has extensive experience. While one surgeon is a pro at rhinoplasty, another may be well seasoned at tummy tucks. If a plastic surgeon does not have any before and afters for you to review, ask for references from patients that have received the EXACT surgery you are considering. Just be sure that the plastic surgeon is Board Certified, and do a quick google search before scheduling the appointment to look for reviews & feedback before scheduling. It’s amazing what you can find out about any local physician just from word of mouth as well.
3. Don’t let price play a role.
In Prince William County, pricing for plastic surgery is pretty comparable to Washington, D.C. and other parts of Northern Virginia. Remember that along with the price of the surgery, there is also anesthesia and hospital stay. Depending on which hospital they work at, these prices tend to be out of the surgeons control. Surgeries in Prince William County are performed in two main hospitals: Prince William Hospital, located in Manassas, VA and Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va. Both of these establishments have a listing of local physicians in your area to assist you with making the right choice in finding a doctor.
4. Don’t want plastic surgery but want to look years younger?
Many plastic surgeons in the area also have a Medical Esthetician or RN (Registered Nurse) on staff that performs skin treatments utilizing chemical exfoliation or cosmetic lasers to help enhance your appearance. While a lot of people don’t want a face lift, but want to look their best and aren’t ready for anything invasive, searching for a local plastic surgeon in the area may assist you in finding yourself a wonderful esthetician. A Medspa Esthetician tends to differ from a normal spa esthetician by being able to perform more assertive skin treatments that would show a more cumulative effect to anti-aging. In a physician’s setting, they are able to truly customize one’s treatment to assist you with making proper choices for your exact skin. They are not dermatologists, but they are dedicated to educating you in aging much more gracefully.