One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your plastic surgery procedure is which plastic surgeon to choose. After all, cosmetic surgery is still surgery, so you want to make sure you pick someone with experience, ample training and excellent references.
If you’re not quite sure how to pick a plastic surgeon for body contouring or other procedures, start with these three big red flags to stay far, far away from.
Mistake #1: Not Checking for Board Certification
The first credential you should check for when picking a plastic surgeon is board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeons have completed rigorous medical schooling and residency programs designed to equip surgeons with an extensive knowledge of a wide range of procedures,