Advancements in technology have made cosmetic surgery procedures safer and more effective than ever before. However, technology can only work best in the hands of a skilled surgeon. Therefore, it is critically important to choose the right surgeon for one’s cosmetic needs in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
Dr. Paul Fortes is a board certified plastic surgeon providing advanced and innovative procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Houston, Texas, TX and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive cutting edge treatments in a state of the art medical and surgical environment.
Dr. Fortes remained at the top of his class throughout his education. He is a Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to receiving his board certification in plastic surgery, Dr. Fortes also earned a prestigious fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery from McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Fortes enjoys hospital privileges at some of the top hospitals in the region. He has made numerous scientific presentations and published abstracts, book chapter, and papers. He enjoys a strong rapport with his patients and is known for providing personalized care and attention to every patient.
Selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
When a patient chooses a board certified plastic surgeon, they are automatically assured that the surgeon would have received at least five years of medical training, out of which a minimum of two years would be exclusively dedicated to plastic surgery. The surgeon would also have to undergo ongoing training and take new exams every 10 years.
Such a stringent process of selection ensures that the board certified surgeon is fully conversant with newest surgical techniques, technology, and safety protocols. The surgeon’s involvement with publishing papers and making scientific presentations also demonstrate their robust authority and expertise in the field as a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas.
Patients should ideally choose a surgeon who has hospital privileges at one or more local hospitals. In the rare event of an emergency, the patient will receive easy access to hospital care. Patients should also note that hospitals grant staff privileges to surgeons only after a detailed background check and determining the authority of the surgeon in his specific field. This serves as another reassurance to patients about the strong credentials of the surgeon.
The surgeon should ideally be driven by the goal of meeting the patient’s aesthetic aspirations in the least invasive manner in every procedure. A surgeon with a minimalist approach would introduce innovations to make the procedure less pain, less invasive, and involving reduced downtime. Risk of complications is mitigated with such surgeons and patients typically achieve higher satisfaction levels in the end.
Any plastic surgery procedure is a personal journey for the patient. The patient should feel comfortable to share their innate concerns and doubts with the surgeon and enjoy a relationship of complete trust and confidence. It is preferable to choose a surgeon who is able to be cordial and kind to patients.