Do Your Research Before Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Facial Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, Scranton, and Maryland

If you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important not to rush into the decision. Take your time and thoroughly research plastic surgeons in your area; this will make all the difference in the ultimate outcome of your procedure. If you choose an inexperienced plastic surgeon and end up with complications or unsatisfactory results, undergoing reconstruction with another surgeon can be very expensive – and not all surgical mistakes can be fixed.

Always Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

The first qualification you should always look for in a plastic surgeon is board certification. When a surgeon is board-certified, it means they have proven their abilities to their peers and are capable of performing a particular surgery above and beyond what is expected from someone with a basic medical degree. Most board-certified plastic surgeons have completed a general surgery residency that requires years of extensive surgical training of the entire body and face. However, much of this training is focused on functional surgery instead of cosmetic procedures. In order to hone their skills, a plastic surgeon should seek further training and fellowships after their initial board-certification.

Choose a Surgeon Who Focuses on Your Desired Procedure

There are many different surgical specialties that a surgeon can become certified in, such as Oculoplastics and ENT (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. John Lee decided to focus his surgical career on facial plastic surgery, especially the area around the eyes, since this is the most delicate and expressive feature of the face. In pursuing this goal, Dr. Lee became a board-certified ophthalmologist, and has also been certified by the ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), having received his training in one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. Facial plastic surgery is incredibly complex. By choosing a plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and brow lifts, you can save time, money, and frustration in the long run.

No Two Plastic Surgery Procedures are Alike

Your face is a window to your identity. The goal of all facial plastic surgery should be to restore your facial features so you look more like yourself, not less. Just as no two faces are alike, no two facial surgeries should be exactly the same. Dr. Lee will tailor your procedure to your unique needs and goals. After listening carefully to your concerns, he will work with you on an individual basis to evaluate each area of your face and help you decide on the specific procedure(s) that will help you achieve your goals. Take a look at our before and after gallery to see evidence of Dr. Lee’s talent. If you are looking for an experienced facial plastic surgeon in the Philadelphia area, please contact Dr. John J.W. Lee today to schedule your initial consultation. We also serve patients in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area and Northern Maryland.