Close Up of Half A Female Face With Medical Mask and Hair NetYou deserve to know your surgeon’s qualifications. For example, if you are interested in liposuction in the Temecula area, you will want to know that the surgeon you are choosing has all of the appropriate training, as well as extensive experience with the procedure. Here are several ways to learn about your surgeon’s qualifications:

Curriculum Vitae

Look at his or her curriculum vitae (CV). Like many surgeons, I include my credentials on my website. If this information is not included on a website, ask the surgeon or a member of the staff for this information. Also, choosing a plastic surgeon who is board certified is highly important, because this indicates a high level of experience and training.

Awards and Memberships

Has the surgeon received special recognition? What organizations is the doctor a member of? For instance, I have been a clinical associate professor of surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center since 2000, and my practice holds Black Diamond status from Allergan, the maker of BOTOX®.

Quality of Patient Care

Learn as much as you can about the care other patients have received. For example, among other honors, I was voted one of America’s Most Compassionate Physicians by patients in 2011. This type of recognition indicates the quality of care the doctor offers and can give you an idea of the type of treatment and attention you can expect.