How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon for You

If you are deciding to have plastic surgery, you have a lot of choices on your plate. While making the right choice for you, be sure that you are taking the same level of care and consideration when choosing a plastic surgeon to work with. Although most procedures are standard across the board, the level of patient care and understanding may differ. So, be sure that you choose to work with a doctor who always has your best interests in mind. Here are some essential things to consider when choosing the right surgeon for you.

Aesthetic Sense

One thing to keep in mind when making your choice is the doctor’s aesthetic sense. Does he/she have the same taste as you? Do they promote a body image that speaks to you? You want a doctor who will help you create the look you want, but that doesn’t mean that you want a yes-man. Your doctor should provide you with their professional opinion and inform you whether or not a particular procedure is right for you. They should have a sense of what size implants are too big, which procedure is your best option, and how much is too much. Make sure that their sense aligns with yours as to promote the best result.


Experience is essential when it comes to choosing a surgeon. If the doctor can show you before and after pictures as well as discuss previous surgical successes, you can be confident that they too, will provide you with similar results. And, keep in mind that the doctor should have experience in your particular area of interest. Plastic surgery encompasses a wide variety of procedures and requires a broad skill-set. Just because someone is a plastic surgeon, it does not necessarily mean that they have the experience in your particular area of interest. You should always feel comfortable and confident to ask questions such as “how much experience do you have on this procedure?” or “how many times have you performed this procedure?” Communication is key!


A plastic surgeon is a doctor, which means that they studied and went to school for many years to get where they are today. You can trust that they put in the work and have the education to practice. Nonetheless, ensure that they are also board certified and ask them about their experience during the certification process. It is entirely acceptable and even encouraged to ask questions. Your doctor wants you to feel safe and comfortable under their care, even if that requires asking about their education and experience.

So, now that you have a better idea about choosing the right plastic surgeon for you let’s get started. Here at Baumholtz Plastic Surgery, we have the education, experience, and aesthetic sense to ensure your satisfaction. You can even schedule a video consultation to ensure that we are the right choice for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

To learn more about the Baumholtz Plastic Surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Michael Baumholtz please contact us.

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Dr. Baumholtz receives patients from San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas and surrounding areas.

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