How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


If you are considering cosmetic surgery, no decision will have as much impact on your surgical experience and the quality of your results as your selection of a cosmetic surgeon. For this reason, it's crucial to take the time and consider your decision carefully. We want you to find the right surgeon for you, so we offer the following advice for selecting your cosmetic surgeon.

Board Certification

Cosmetic surgeons come from all different specialties, but not all of them are equally qualified to perform your cosmetic surgery. When considering surgeons, it's important to select one that is board certified in an area that includes specific training in cosmetic surgery procedures, such as dermatology or plastic surgery.

Proven Results

Although previous patients' experience will not necessarily predict your own, you need to make sure that the surgeon you are working with is capable of giving you quality results. Check out a surgeon's Before and After Gallery to see examples of the surgeon's work. Make sure these before and after images are actually from the surgeon you are considering, not images supplied to promote a particular technology or patented procedure.

You can get an even better idea of a surgeon's work by asking to see additional before and after images during your consultation. Surgeons often have more images than they put on their site, which will be their best selections. Also, don't hesitate to ask a surgeon to talk to previous patients. A good surgeon will have several previous patients who will be willing to talk about their experiences.

Personality Match

Cosmetic surgery is more than just the surgery itself. From the initial consultation to planning your procedure to your follow-up, you will have a better experience if you feel comfortable with the surgeon you are working with. Make sure you get along with your surgeon of choice, because you will be working together and discussing some potentially very personal aspects of your cosmetic goals.

A Doctor's Doctor

Cynosure Center of Excellence | JUVA Skin & Laser CenterSome doctors innovate procedures and techniques that give such excellent results that other doctors want to learn how to perform them as well. Take into account a doctor's invited lectures, well-attended seminars, and published book chapters, entire books, or studies in major journals.

Discover Our Doctors

The doctors at JUVA Skin & Laser Center in Manhattan are not for everyone, but we are confident that our doctors are the equal of anyone in the world. We invite you to discover what makes our doctors and our practice world-class.

Please contact us today using the form on this page or by calling (212) 688-5882 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our doctors.