What To Look for In a Great Plastic Surgeon

In a world overwhelmed with opinions and advice from multiple sources, including family, friends, media, and the world-wide-web, it can be challenging to decide where to start when deciding on something as detrimental as the plastic surgeon you’re going to trust to help you reach your aesthetic goals. It’s not as simple as turning to your computer and typing in “plastic surgeon near me” and calling the first person that seems decent enough to perform the procedure you’re looking for. Choosing the right plastic surgeon involves lots of time, conversations, consultation, and personal knowledge.


It’s easy to get overwhelmed; here, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo goes over four things you should consider when looking for a plastic surgeon.

1. Look for A Surgeon Who Is Board-Certified

When researching local plastic surgeons, look for someone who has become board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means the surgeon has had at least six years of surgical training with two or three years devoted specifically to plastic surgery and has passed rigorous examinations that demonstrate their safe and ethical surgical practice. This information should be available to you in their About Me section on their website.

2. Make Sure the Surgeon’s Operating Facility Is Accredited

Plastic surgery procedures are often performed in an ambulatory care center or the surgeon’s office-based surgical facility. Either way, you want to make sure the facility is properly accredited, just like making sure your surgeon is appropriately certified. Accreditations ensure that strict standards are met for proper equipment, safety, surgeon credentials, and staffing. You can tell if a facility is legitimate by looking for these accreditations:




When you choose an accredited facility, you’re also choosing to receive the best quality care available.

3. Your Surgeons Should Ask You Questions

Whether it’s cosmetic surgery or reconstructive surgery, if your surgeon isn’t asking you about your medical history and taking it into account when discussing potential treatments, it likely indicates that they’re not being careful. They should ask you about your expectations around your surgical results to ensure that you’re both on the same page about your expectations.

4. You Should Feel Comfortable and Relate to Your Surgeon

You should feel a partnership with your surgeon. While complications are not common, you should feel comfortable that your surgeon will take the best care of you if something unexpected were to arise. You may not want to move forward if you don’t feel a high degree of trust. Ask to see and read testimonials from your surgeon’s past clientele. Explore their gallery of results to get an idea of the work and artists your surgeon is known for, and above all else, trust your instincts.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Dr. Bryan Armijo is a master of his craft who specializes in breast augmentation, mastopexy, and body contouring. You can trust that Dr. Armijo will provide both an accomplished surgeon’s skills and compassionate care that makes you feel not only comfortable, but also confident and excited for your transformation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Armijo, don’t hesitate to call (214) 540-1434 or contact us through our convenient website portal. We look forward to meeting you soon!