Choosing the right plastic surgeon can make all the difference to achieving the best outcome from your plastic surgery. The ideal plastic surgeon ought to be reputable, experienced, and certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. But should the surgeon be younger or older? One reason why a younger plastic surgeon is considered better is because they are usually more goal oriented, and willing to adopt innovative techniques and practices.
A young plastic surgeon is likely to be more open to continuous professional development, and usually likes the idea of incorporating new methods. There are a number of innovative procedures now being used alongside traditional plastic surgery techniques. For example, fat grafting is becoming very popular in augmentation surgery performed on the face, breasts, and butt.
Another reason why a younger plastic surgeon is often better, is because they often exude a high level of confidence and professionalism. This helps to put patients at ease. Younger surgeons are also quicker to respond to questions put to them by patients. They also take the time to carefully understand the goals of each patient, and explain the procedures, ensuring that patients are fully aware of the possible risks.
Of course it is also important to make certain that the plastic surgeon you choose does nice work. You can always check out any before and after photos they may have, but if possible try to meet with past patients, especially those that had procedures done in the last year or two.
If you are contemplating having plastic surgery done, then don’t make a hasty decision. Take the time to check out different surgeons, and while age and experience do count, there are a number of reasons why a younger plastic surgeon is better.