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San Antonio Cosmetic SurgeryWhat To Look For When Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon

Are you thinking about a cosmetic or plastic surgical procedure? Great! You are about to take the first step towards becoming the “new” you. But plastic surgery is a big decision, and one you will live with for the rest of your life. Chances are you won’t make it lightly. Your choice of a cosmetic surgeon is equally important, because an optimal outcome is crucial.

What to consider

An unsuccessful outcome means you may face additional surgeries, costs and perhaps even heartache. To that end, here are some things to consider going forward:

Look at Before and After photos

•Are you familiar with and have you considered the aesthetics of the procedure? One person may find beauty where another may not. What are your aesthetic tastes? It’s important to find a cosmetic surgeon that shares them. Look at before-and-after photos, compare the results for the procedure you want, and take a selfie for reference. If you are opting for a facial procedure, examine photos of patients that are near your age and have a similar facial structure. Do they look the way you want to look after your surgery?

Choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

•Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a plastic surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. It is not uncommon for doctors with general surgery or other medical training to offer cosmetic surgery. Our surgeon is board certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery – the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.


•Is your surgeon experienced in the procedure you want? Each unique area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills. A tummy tuck is vastly different from a rhinoplasty. Make sure your surgeon is trained in the procedure you want. You may want to ask how many times they have performed the procedure and ask to see before-and-after photos.

Patient comfort

•Do you feel a connection with your surgeon? It’s important to feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team and trust them to recommend the correct procedure for you.

Schedule a consultation

We invite you to call to schedule a consultation appointment. We are eager to discuss your concerns or questions about the cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures we offer: (210) 614-4320.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

4910 Golden Quail Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78240