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Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon by Steven Davison M.D. ….DAVinci Plastic Surgery

shutterstock_59992843A recent study conducted for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons reported that 80% of those people surveyed said they would prefer and choose a facial plastic surgeon rather than a general surgeon or physician.  As the numbers of people who have cosmetic procedures done each year continues to grow…so does the need for education about how to recognize and choose “qualified” cosmetic/plastic surgeons.  Thus, the reason for my blog topic this time.

Stats tell us there are over 782,000 doctors in the United States but only 3.5% are really qualified to perform aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures.  So, It’s critical that before you go…you know about your doctor/surgeon.

In addition to the right education, training and experience,  Board Certification is important in helping you identify a surgeon who is truly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.  Why?  There are multitudes of doctors who are not Board Certified nor are they members of important medical organizations/associations. So here’s the “why” about being Board Certified:  Certifiying medical boards have rigorous testing/exams based upon the highest standards possible to ensure that a doctor knows, understands and is qualified to practice medicine and perform procedures within the scope of his proven abilities.  There are different boards for different areas of specialization.  The same goes for medical societies and associations that were established decades ago.  These exist to further educate, support and monitor physician/surgeon members, also to educate the population and give them a place to seek help with problems involving member physicians.  Every doctor/surgeon who chooses to become Board certified, must submit to this high standard and the rigorous oral and written exams in order to be eligible for board certification.  Board certification does not guarantee certain results but it does ensure that the surgeon is educated, well trained, skilled and qualified to perform that surgery.

Examples of Certifying Medical Boards and associations:  1) ABMS – The American Board of Medical Specialties (every doctor should apply to this board.)  2) ABPS – The American Board of Plastic Surgery (for certification in the speciality of “plastic” surgery). 3) ASAPS – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (for plastic & cosmetic surgery of the face and body). 4) AAFPRS – American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.  (World’s largest association of “facial plastic” surgeons and reconstructive surgeons)  These surgeons focus solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. 5) American College of Surgeons, 6) The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is thousands of members strong…with only one high standard to assure you are getting a surgeon who is qualified to perform your procedure.

Do Your Due Diligence  – Surgery of any kind is a serious event and you should want the most qualified surgeon performing your procedure.  You can “google” the doctor/surgeon you are considering and check credentials, qualifications, experience, testimonials and more before making a final decision to use that physician. Surgeon’s Websites should be comprehensive including education, training, medical degree(s), fellowships, experience and qualifications.  Know before you go!  http://davinciplastic.com.

Cosmetic v Plastic Surgery…there is a difference.  Cosmetic surgeons have considerably less training whereas a “plastic” surgeon gets 5-7 years of specialized surgical training.  Cosmetic surgery seeks to improve the aesthetic appearance and Plastic surgery is used to improve/restore function and reconstruct after trauma or illness.  Plastic surgery can include “cosmetic” procedures also.

Ask the right questions:  1) Is the surgeon Board Certified…which boards and for how long?   2) Does he/she have hospital privileges?  3)  Is their surgical suite certified?  4)  Does the surgeon practice within the scope of their chosen field?

Look at Patient Portfolios…a picture really is worth a thousand words! 

Revision surgeries are on the rise…because unqualified doctors and beauty beauty professionals are doing procedures they have no business doing! Every year, my colleagues and I see more patients desiring “revision” surgeries to undo the disappointing, disfiguring damages inflicted upon them by the hands of unqualified doctors and so called professionals.  Please trust your face and body only to a qualified plastic surgeon!

Well, this blog is a bit long….but I couldn’t leave out any of the info included.  Please read and consider.

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Best to you and yours,

Steven Davison M.D.

DAVinci…where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.

Vaginoplasty…restores health to your V Zone and it can reignite your love life!

“Intimacy Inhibition” simply refers to the embarrassment women have endured over health issues with their female genital area. Talking about these secret places was always taboo  to the point of often causing serious health problems.  Today…the embarrassment is gone and women can discretely yet openly discuss their concerns with a qualified surgeon.

Surveys tell us that: 2 out of 5 women feel shame, are embarrassed or unhappy with the intimate places of their body.

I am in a league of qualified surgeons who are educating and arming you with the information that can empower you to get the medical attention you need and really want.  Today, we talk about what troubles you; then we choose the right options to address your concerns!  See my website for complete info: http://davinciplastic.com.

Vaginoplasty … addresses the problems aging women and women who have children by vaginal birth commonly endure…often for years and years.  

1) Vaginal looseness  2) Vaginal muscle laxity  3) Enlarged vaginal canal  4) Reduced sensation during sexual intimacy  5) Leaky Urine  6) Painful intercourse,  7) discomfort when wearing many types of clothing and during various activities   8) unhappy with appearance…enlarged labia, misshapen labial lips, hooded mons pubis, lost volume or too much volume and more.

Vaginoplasty surgery repairs vaginal damage from trauma (childbirth, tearing, etc), restores function and appearance which increases sexual stimulation and gratification.  Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery (Vaginoplasty)  enhances muscle tone and strength, decreases the diameter to that of a young, healthy, youthful size. The integrity of your vagina is restored.  Health is restored to your V Zone.  This energizes and empowers women daily as Moms and Wives.

The results are usually dramatic…giving back to women their function, eliminating discomfort, restoring self confidence and renewing self esteem.  Remember, your sexual partner benefits too!

Most Frequently Asked Questions:

– Is the surgery painful?  There is some discomfort with all surgical procedures.  I use advanced methods and finely honed skills to keep you as comfortable as possible.

–  What is the recovery time? Most of my patients are comfortable enough to return to sedentary type work within 1 week.  Complete healing takes many weeks.

–  How long before I can have sex again?  My patients are required to wait for 6 weeks to allow for total vaginal healing.

– What makes you qualified to do this surgery?  I am board certified..this involves extra years of eduction, training and experience.  I’m specially trained as a reconstructive plastic surgeon in addition to cosmetic surgery.  I’m Fellowship trained which means being taught/mentored by the world’s best experts in a given field.  Reconstructive surgery involves understanding the vast complex human anatomy and being able navigate it to restore function…and beauty.

– Will insurance pay for female genital cosmetic/reconstructive surgeries?   Maybe.  If it is deemed as being medically necessary, it may be covered.  Please check with your insurance provider to be sure.

– Is financing available for these procedures?   Yes…we offer financing and have complete info in my office.  Ask us about it.

Ok.  More to come in future blogs on FemGenCosmetic surgery.  It’s important and I’m glad we can do so much today to help women with problems they’ve suffered with for too long!  A program will be tailored to your specific needs.

Come in, let’s talk and then design a program to get you healthy again.

Steven Davison  M.D.

“DAVinci…where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science…”

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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