Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon for You

Facial Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr

There are a number of plastic surgeons in Pennsylvania. When you are looking for a plastic surgeon, the choices can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. When you know what to look for, choosing the right plastic surgeon for you can be simple and quick. It all starts with looking over your potential plastic surgeon’s area of focus and expertise.

Areas of Focus

The first thing to look for on your potential plastic surgeon’s website is their area of focus. If you are looking for eyelid surgery, you don’t want to choose a plastic surgeon whose focus is rhinoplasty or liposuction. Making sure your plastic surgeon devotes his practice to the type of surgery you are interested in will help ensure you are not wasting your time on a surgeon who cannot provide you with the utmost expertise in the field that you are interested in having surgery. Be wary of plastic surgeons that claim to “specialize” in all aspects of the face and body. Try to select a plastic surgeon that has a specific area of focus. This ensures that your plastic surgeon has a deep understanding of what can cause complications and risks involved in performing a certain type of surgery. Plastic surgery can be safe and very rewarding as long as the surgeon performing the procedure has many years of experience performing it. It makes sense that a surgeon can only develop his/her surgical skills by performing a certain procedure repeatedly.


Make sure you choose a plastic surgeon trained in their specific area of focus. Dr. John Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an official American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2-yrs intensive surgical fellowship) trained oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Lee focuses his practice on procedures that rejuvenate and enhance facial appearance around the eyes - the most delicate and scrutinized feature of the face. Learn more about the importance of board certification. You deserve a plastic surgeon who is qualified to provide the most aesthetically pleasing with minimal complications from your surgical procedure. So trust your eyes, your most valuable and expressive asset, to a surgeon who has performed more than 7,000 eyelids and brows surgeries! Do Your Research Before Choosing a Plastic Surgeon.

Initial Consultation

After viewing your potential plastic surgeon’s website, schedule an initial consultation. This will give you an opportunity to gauge your comfort with a surgeon, view his before and after gallery, and get a better idea of what you can expect from your procedure. The best way to gather full information about a plastic surgeon is through a one-on-one meeting. Taking time to do this will help ensure you are in the most capable hands. If you live in or around Philadelphia or Bryn Mawr and are looking for a facial plastic surgeon, please contact John J. W. Lee, MD, FACS to schedule an initial consultation today.