Patients and their plastic surgeons should be partners in care. Before having plastic surgery, a patient should meet with his/her ASPS Member Surgeon for a consultation. At this time, it is important that goals and expectations are discussed and that all questions are asked and answered.

A qualified physician who is board certified in plastic surgery should then provide an examination and advise which procedure is best to achieve desired results.

Here, an ASPS Member Surgeon explains the importance of a good doctor-patient relationship.