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Starting Your Cosmetic Surgery Journey in 2021

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As we kick off the New Year, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about self-improvement! If you are interested in beginning your cosmetic or plastic surgery journey, there are several things to think about. Most importantly, who will be your surgeon and which practice will you trust with your aesthetic goals? When determining these things, there are many factors to consider. Read on to find out what you should think about before starting your cosmetic journey this new year!

Beginning your plastic surgery journey

Before you enjoy that tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or facelift, there are many things to consider. It is crucial that you do all the background research needed—before scheduling your procedure. Don’t book with the first surgeon who you hear about or skim through Instagram as “research.” Skipping research can increase the chances of choosing an unqualified surgeon who may deliver subpar results, including permanent side effects, like a botched result.

1. Only choose a Board Certified plastic surgeon: First off, Dr. Houser is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, which is automatically the first thing you should look for when selecting your plastic surgeon. Board Certification in plastic surgery ensures that the doctor is extensively trained in both facial and body aesthetic surgeries, knows how to prevent or handle medical emergencies that may arise, and has developed technical prowess and aesthetic judgment.

2. Know your credentials: Experience is a must! Don’t let complicated acronyms—like ASAPS, ISAPS, or ASPS—confuse you. Once you know what each membership entails, you can better understand your surgeon’s qualifications, experience, and commitment to further education. For example, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is an elite organization with some of the most advanced plastic surgeons. Membership is highly selective, and only one-third of Board Certified plastic surgeons are elected into this organization. Equally competitive, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is another membership that marks medical excellence. Dr. Houser is proudly a member of these organizations, demonstrating his commitment to continuing education, technology, and surgical skill.

3. Find someone trustworthy: The most important thing is to find someone who you can trust. When possible, talk to your friends and listen to their word-of-mouth experiences. Or research online to see popular practices in the area. In 2020, our practice was even voted Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice by The Columbus Dispatch CBUS Top Picks. While we were honored to win this accolade, we were most honored to have earned our patients’ daily votes and public support! While there are many qualified surgeons who may be right for you, you deserve to find a surgeon who understands and respects your unique goals.

Ready to schedule your 2021 appointment?

If you are ready to come experience the Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus difference, book a consultation today! Call us at 614-890-5565—we look forward to helping you get the confidence you deserve in 2021.

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