Richard J. Restifo, M.D.
Dr. Richard J. Restifo’s training, experience and accolades make him one of the most sought after plastic and reconstructive surgeons of the breast and body. His specialties are aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction of the body and thigh and arm rejuvenation. Dr. Restifo is…
Johnny C. Mao, M.D.
Dr. Johnny C. Mao’s interest in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery was first stimulated by an open approach to nasal septal reconstruction. Through a facial degloving incision underneath the lip, he was immediately in awe by the intricate facial skeleton and open nasal/sinus anatomy. In his residency…
How to Choose Your Plastic Surgeon
Deciding to have cosmetic surgery is an intensely personal process, unique for every individual. Most people considering cosmetic surgery have been unhappy with some part of their physical appearance for quite some time.
For some people, the goal is to turn back the clock, while others seek to correct physical issues that have affected their self-esteem for many years. And while it is true that beauty is only skin deep, for many people cosmetic surgery can enhance self-confidence and body image, strengthening their sense of inner beauty as well.
Plastic surgery can be extremely helpful in these situations, leading to increased confidence, a greater overall sense of well-being, and an improved quality of life. For all these reasons, it’s critical that patients choose their surgeon wisely.
Important Considerations for Choosing Your Cosmetic Surgeon
- Board Certifications
- Positive Patient Testimonials & Reviews
- Experience / Specialization
- Frequency With Which They Perform Procedure(s) of Interest to You
- Personal Connection – Caring / Compassionate
- Hospital Privileges
- Friendly / Helpful Staff
- Detailed Pre- and Post-Surgery Instructions