To know if your plastic surgeon is well qualified, you will also want to ask if the doctor performs the surgery you are requesting on a daily or weekly basis and what percentage of the overall business is devoted to doing this procedure. While they may tell you that they do a particular type of surgery an average of once a week, it may only be a very small percentage of the overall practice. You have to remember that they call a doctor's business a "practice" for a reason. You have to do a procedure over and over to be good at it. And you want the best that you can get.
In order to get specific answers, you must ask specific questions. Don't be afraid that the doctor will mind; we don't -- at least the reputable ones don't. In fact, I love it when a patient asks about my training. It gives me the opportunity to let them know they are getting a well-qualified doctor who they can give their full trust. It also shows me that I am dealing with a person who is willing to educate him or herself and take an active role in his or her own recovery. I find that this type of patient usually has the best outcome because we are working as a team.
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