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My Thoughts on Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

As a current or future patient of The Adams Center contemplating a cosmetic procedure, I'm sure that you are concerned about the current state of the economy, as it impacts your personal and professional life.

Given the temporary downturn of today's economy, I realize that patients will continue to price shop for surgical and non-surgical services. The Adams Center's years of experience, and ability to provide quality care under my direct supervision sets us apart from other physicians and spas.

Since I began practicing plastic surgery in 1979, I have dedicated my practice to providing patients with the most positive surgical experience possible. I am especially fortunate to be able to offer patients the privacy, luxury, and safety of having their surgical procedures performed in our state of the art, AAAASF certified, surgicenter in our Peabody location.

My highly qualified operating and recovery room staff, board certified anesthesiologists and dedicated office staff all support our main focus – you, the patient. This devoted team works together to provide the high quality total patient care that my patients expect, and develop individual treatment plans for patients, while helping them investigate the surgical and non- surgical options available.

This total patient care principle even manifests itself in our fee structure. Our surgical fees are all inclusive – we don't have separate anesthesia and facility charges, and in many cases our non-surgical procedure pricing is based on a package of procedures, often including the skin care products required for aftercare. Additionally, all procedures performed at The Adams Center, and all products sold here have been selected by me – if I don't feel that something works, you won't find it at The Adams Center.

I realize that you have many choices available when choosing a plastic surgeon. Please take the time to ask these important questions:

  • Is the surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? Any other certification (Cosmetic, Aesthetic, Facial Cosmetic) usually indicates significantly less training.
  • Is s/he a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery? This society requires that a surgeon be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, be a member of American Society of Plastic Surgery, and have a practice that is over 50% cosmetic.
  • Do you feel comfortable with the surgeon and their staff? Discomfort can affect your outcome, as you may not ask questions important to your surgery and recovery. You should also feel comfortable with the staff, as they are your first introduction to the practice.
  • Will the procedure be performed in an AAAASF certified facility?
  • Does the surgeon have admitting privileges at a local hospital?
  • Is the surgeon reachable if you have questions or problems after surgery?

At The Adams Center, our focus is on you as the patient. Whether we see you for a surgical or non- surgical procedure, we will always provide you with accurate, honest information.

Contact me by e-mail, or by calling me at The Adams Center in my Peabody office at 978-531-0550, or 617-262-2208 in my Boston office for more information on this post, or any other information in my Blog.

Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.