SOURCE: Dr. Boris Ackerman

Dr. Boris Ackerman

March 11, 2016 13:46 ET

Renown Surgeon Offers Tips on How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

Newport Beach's Dr. Boris Ackerman Discusses Plastic Surgery Options and Gives Advice on Key Things to Consider When Selecting a Plastic Surgeon

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - Deceptive advertising by unscrupulous clinics make it seem as if a total makeover is a simple matter, and choosing a cosmetic surgeon no more difficult than comparing prices. Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Boris Ackerman warns that this is simply not the case, as all plastic surgeons are not created equal, and there are certain things that patients should keep in mind when making their choice.

One of the first things that prospective clients should consider when choosing a cosmetic surgeon are certifications and accreditations. A reputable plastic surgeon will be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Beyond this, they should also be a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), which is by invitation only. As safety is a critical factor in any surgical procedure, verifying that the facility itself has full accreditation will go a long way towards peace of mind, particularly when procedures are performed on-site.

After checking credentials, Dr. Ackerman recommends that prospective patients look into the reputation and experience of the surgeon. Whether interested in facial rejuvenation surgery, breast augmentation, or body contouring surgery, it's important to determine the physician's experience with those particular procedures. Testimonials, recordings of public lectures, publications, and even media interviews are excellent sources of research.

The final elements in selecting the best plastic surgeon are the personal ones. Dr. Ackerman recommends a consultation where questions can be asked of the physician, before and after pictures can be viewed, and the procedure can be explained in further detail. Of equal importance, a consultation is an opportunity for the patient and physician to begin establishing a rapport that should continue through their upcoming journey.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is just as important as making the choice to have a procedure done at all. Dr. Ackerman recommends that patients take the time to thoroughly investigate potential choices before committing. While choosing the wrong plastic surgeon can have disastrous consequences, choosing the right one can provide patients with the natural and lasting results that they desire.


Dr. Boris Ackerman is considered Orange County's best plastic surgeons. Dr. Ackerman received his undergraduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Doctorate in Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School. In business for nearly 30 years, Dr. Ackerman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He has been featured on many television programs, lectures in public forums, and participates in a variety of publications. Dr. Ackerman is acclaimed for his expertise and his state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center is certified by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. 

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