When it comes to changing up your appearance, plastic surgery is a big, personal and permanent decision. No matter how extensive the procedure, it’s important that you research your options carefully and form your expectations accordingly. If you are currently considering any kind of plastic surgery procedure, we’ve got some resources that will help you in your search.
If you’re just starting to consider cosmetic surgery, then the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ website will be a wonderfully helpful resource. Founded in 1931, the ASPS is the largest plastic surgery organization in the entire world, representing 94% of certified plastic surgeons including our very own Dr. Livingston.
They also provide and set the standards for training, research, and awareness in the field of cosmetic surgery. Their website features helpful summaries and articles on all major procedures. It also provides an extensive list of surgeons in your area based on your desired procedure.
Once you’ve researched the basics, you may want to talk to real people who have actually gone through the plastic surgery process. RealSelf brings together advice, testimonials and discussions from both licensed doctors and real people like you. They break down specific procedures by price, effectiveness and patient satisfaction to help you make an informed decision. If you still have more specific questions that you need answered, you can chat with real people and doctors alike on their forum.
For more advanced information on a wide range of cosmetic surgeries, your next click should be The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and their incredible Smart Beauty Guide. Across these two sites, you’ll learn the specific details of various cosmetic procedures broken down from the basic pros and cons all the way to hyper-specific technical information about the procedures and the more intricate medical factors at play. Dr. Livingston is a member of this incredible organization, and you can trust that the information you find here is both adhered to and followed at our practice.
Know the Facts and Choose the Best
The decision to pursue plastic surgery is ultimately left up to you and should be deliberated on like any important surgery. If you’ve explored your options and would like to know more, meet with us for a free consultation. Our accredited, award-winning team can answer any questions you may have, and can be trusted to deliver you with quality personalized care during any procedure you may choose to pursue.