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Reasons for Avoiding a Cosmetic Surgeon MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A cosmetic surgeon can make all the difference in the outcome of your surgery. It may seem like it is easy to find a surgeon with the Internet but it takes a lot more research to truly find the right cosmetic surgeon for you. There are some signs to be aware of that means you should avoid their services. As long as you know what to look for you can rest assured that you will find a qualified and reputable surgeon.

Know Their Qualifications

When you first start your search for a cosmetic surgeon it may seem like there are plenty of choices in your area, especially when looking online. However, there is more to know than who has a good website and seems to offer a lot of procedures. A reputable plastic surgeon will not hide their qualifications or leave it off of their website. If you do not see that they are a board certified cosmetic surgeon your safest bet is to look elsewhere. If you are meeting with a surgeon for a consultation, look for certificates and awards they have framed to see what makes them qualified to work on you.

Ask for Proof

Knowing a plastic surgeon’s qualifications is a good place to start but you still want to see proof. You would not hire a contractor without seeing pictures of things they have built in the past and the same should go for your plastic surgeon. Ask to see before and after photos of the same procedure you are interested in. Under no circumstances should you choose a surgeon who cannot offer these pictures.

Consider the Atmosphere

Look at how well the cosmetic surgeon maintains their building and if other patients are there to meet with them when you go in for a consultation. You do not want to choose a surgeon who does not find it important to keep their offices clean or organized. Their staff can also clue you in to their professionalism. If the staff does not seem to know much about what the surgeon offers it is best to look elsewhere.


The Houston cosmetic surgeons at MD Aesthetics Plastic Surgical Center are experts in the disciplines of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Houston.  In addition to providing their patients with tummy tucks, Makeover for Moms and SmartLipo laser liposuction, they are leaders in the TRAM flap procedure for breast reconstruction and breast augmentation Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

1200 Binz St Suite 1198, Houston, TX 77004