The Steps To Avoiding A "Botched" Procedure
Sometimes "Botched" Is The Wrong Word
Patients Should Consider The Three C's
While I undoubtedly agree with the first two C’s, I believe that patient reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. This is because a surgeon with little experience can easily take one good review and run with it via social media and other communication channels to position themselves as something they’re not (yet). Now more than ever, it’s vital that prospective patients be conscious of the fact that “likes” and social media attention aren’t the gold standard for determining a surgeon’s quality of work. However, I do believe that patient reviews can be a good way for you to get a sense of the experience you can expect in working with a given surgeon and their practice.
The images we’ve all seen of faces, lips, and eyes that have been deformed by plastic surgery serve an important purpose: They get patients to ask the hard questions, which I and others believe is the best way for the surgeon to show his or her knowledge and expertise.