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Dr. George H. Sanders

Nowadays, everyone from dentists to hair stylists to nail technicians to gynecologists advertises cosmetic treatments. These providers can vary widely in their level of skill and experience.

Despite all of the available options, it’s important to leave cosmetic treatment to board certified plastic surgeons. Dr. George Sanders, a Los Angeles-area plastic surgeon, explains why in this post.

Safety First

No other provider offers the training, experience and skill of a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Sanders and his fellow plastic surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform plastic surgery. They must complete years of specialized training after medical school, and pass rigorous testing of their knowledge and skills. Plastic surgeons perform these procedures every day, and are well trained to handle complications when they arise. Compare those qualifications to that of a dentist or gynecologist that took a weekend course on Botox or CoolSculpting and performs one treatment a week.

A Wealth of Options

If you choose to rejuvenate your appearance at a dentist’s office or medical spa, you might find that the provider only offers one or two treatments. However, that particular treatment might not be what you actually need or what is going to give you the results you want.

On the other hand, plastic surgeons offer a comprehensive array of cosmetic options, including multiple surgical and non-surgical options. They are better equipped to offer you choices in your treatment and guide you to pick the most sensible option.

Fair and Objective

A dentist or medical spa whose only available wrinkle treatment is Botox is clearly going to be biased in favor of Botox. The provider doesn’t have any incentive to be objective — their goal is to sell as many Botox units as possible, regardless of what is best for the patient’s needs.

Plastic surgeons may have personal preferences among the treatments they offer, but they are fair and objective. Good plastic surgeons adhere to a strict professional code that requires them to do whatever is in the best interest of the patient. Plastic surgeons are therefore more likely to be impartial when explaining your options and making recommendations.

Personalized, Attentive Care

Plastic surgeons like Dr. Sanders take the time to get to know patients on an individual basis and learn about their concerns, goals and expectations. Plastic surgeons work on building relationships with patients and consider treatment planning in both the short-term and long-term. For example, a good plastic surgeon can recommend Botox and fillers to minimize mild lines and wrinkles, and then suggest facelift later in life when the signs of aging are more pronounced. They can then perform those treatments as needed, when needed.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Sanders

If you would like to discuss your cosmetic treatment options with a trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanders invites you to book a consultation at his Los Angeles-area practice. Call or email us today.