It doesn’t take long for information overload to set in when you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, and choosing a surgeon is the most important (and often the most difficult) decision of all. Asking these three questions can help narrow your search and focus your efforts so you can feel confident about taking the next step.
1. Are You Board Certified?
Board certification is a stamp of approval affixed to the credentials of a knowledgeable, experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. The process of board certification requires demonstrable mastery of the wealth of knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively practice a medical specialization. When choosing a plastic surgeon, look for board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery as the highest standard of surgical skill and expertise for any cosmetic procedure.
2. How Often Do You Perform My Specific Procedure?
Plastic surgery practices aren’t one-specialization-fits-all. Some surgeons may perform certain procedures quite frequently while others are rarely undertaken. To get the most beautiful, natural-looking results from your cosmetic surgery, ask your surgeon about the frequency with which he or she preforms your specific procedure.
3. Will You Be Available During Recovery?
Plastic surgery doesn’t end with the last suture. The recovery period is a vital part of the process of aesthetic improvement, and a truly excellent plastic surgeon will be available for any patient concerns and follow-up during the crucial days and weeks following the surgery itself. Find out your potential plastic surgeon’s approach to the recovery period, and choose one who is committed to your goals all the way from consultation to complete recovery.
Dr. Glenn M Davis knows that not every patient has the same goals, and applies his years of experience and extensive education to create results that are personal and natural. Focusing mainly on facial plastic surgery procedures in the Raleigh, NC area, Dr. Davis also offers a selection of enhancements for the body and breasts, including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and combination breast lift and augmentation.
Dr. Davis received his medical doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and trained in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After refining and focusing his surgical technique in a plastic surgery residency at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Davis developed his skills as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Davis is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is committed to utilizing the most up-to-date and successful techniques for each of his patients, and serves in leadership roles in multiple local and national plastic surgery organizations. A past president of 3 medical surgical organizations including the Raleigh Academy of Medicine, Dr. Davis has also chaired a number of committees for the American Society of Plastic surgeons, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate PRofessor of Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.