When sitting down to begin your research to find the best plastic surgeon for you, you will likely come across a wide array of practices — some with a single plastic surgeon and others with two, three or even more. Is there a benefit to choosing a multi-surgeon office vs. a single-surgeon practice? How do you know what is best for your unique situation?
To help you narrow your search for the right plastic surgery practice, we’ve highlighted some of the unique benefits you get when working with a muti-plastic-surgeon practice.
1. Increased Availability
It’s no secret that scheduling any doctor’s appointment can take a little time, as many physician offices are bustling and are often scheduled months out. When there are several plastic surgeons on the schedule, however, it may be easier to get an appointment that works with your schedule in a shorter amount of time.
At the same time, if there is a particular plastic surgeon with whom you would love to work, you still have the option of requesting an appointment with that particular surgeon. Thus, a multi-surgeon plastic surgery practice offers the best of both worlds!
2. Varying Personalities and Perspectives
It’s vital that you feel that you can develop a personal connection with your plastic surgeon, that you can confide in them and trust them to keep your best interests in mind when making important decisions about your procedure.
In offices with multiple plastic surgeons, there are often a range of personality types, each coming with their own unique backgrounds and perspectives. This helps to ensure that you are able to work with someone who meets your needs and fits your personality so that you can get the absolute most out of your experience, from your initial consultation to your final follow-up appointment.
3. Multiple Surgeons May Consult on Your Case
Having other plastic surgeons in the same office offers a unique opportunity for collaboration, especially in special or difficult cases. You have the combined experience, knowledge and insight of a team of plastic surgeons behind you when working with a multi-surgeon practice, as well as the same personalized experience you get when you meet one-on-one with your specific plastic surgeon.
With a multi-plastic-surgeon practice, you have the benefit of getting multiple opinions from a single office when needed.
4. Knowledge Sharing Leads to Innovation
As stated above, each plastic surgeon brings their own years of medical training, knowledge and personal experience to the table when they join other plastic surgeons under one practice. This combination of forces not only helps to make your overall experience and results the best they can possibly be, but it also allows the practice to be on the leading edge of innovation.
Thus, a multi-surgeon plastic surgery office may utilize cutting-edge techniques or equipment that may not be widely used elsewhere just yet.
When choosing a plastic surgery practice for your procedure, whether you’re looking into breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or nonsurgical treatment, consider these benefits of going with a multi-surgeon office to get the most out of your experience.
Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Harrington Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive techniques performed by a highly specialized all-female team of board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff.