Why Choose Us
She felt younger than the person she saw in the mirror. And she wanted to know if cosmetic surgery was the answer. We know how deeply personal that decision can be. So we listened to her concerns and offered advanced procedures that could help her look as young as she felt. Because we don't just understand cosmetic surgery, we understand Judy.
Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision. So is selecting a plastic surgeon. Consider these important guidelines.
The plastic surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network are all board-certified in this specialty. That level of expertise, coupled with their intrinsic artistic skill, will help you attain the results you are seeking.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and entire body. To be certified, a plastic surgeon must:
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Complete a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including an accredited plastic surgery residency program
- Pass comprehensive written and oral exams
Next StepTo learn more about plastic surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network, please call 888-402-LVHN (5846).
Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or who use the title plastic surgeon are board-certified in plastic surgery.
Your surgeon also should have operating privileges at an accredited, local hospital for the same procedure you plan to have performed. Our surgeons work at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street and Fairgrounds Surgical Center.
Before making your final selection, do some careful research to ensure you have the most qualified professional guiding your care. Here are some questions you should ask your prospective surgeon:
- Are you board-certified or board-eligible in plastic surgery?
- What qualifications/training do you have to perform this procedure?
- How many of these procedures have you performed in your career? Each year?
- Have you had many problems or complications with this procedure?
- Where do you have hospital privileges?
Most importantly, you need to feel comfortable with the surgeon, so you can get the best results and care before, during and after your surgery.