Your facial surgeon should be trustworthy, experienced, well qualified and dedicated to achieving the final outcome you desire. To learn more about our experienced Wayne and Philadelphia facial surgeons, Dr. Ken Morgenstern, MD, FACS, and Dr. Joseph Giacometti, MD, please call Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery at 610.687.8771.
Choosing a Trustworthy, Qualified Facial Surgeon
Referrals are a good place to start when choosing a facial surgeon. Ask friends and family members if they recommend someone, or ask your family physician or another doctor. When you find a surgeon you could potentially choose, schedule a consultation to learn more about him or her. When you meet with a facial surgeon in an initial consultation, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you feel comfortable around the facial surgeon?
- Do you trust the surgeon?
- Does the surgeon answer all of your questions fully and without refusing to provide certain information?
- Does the facial surgeon present him or herself as professional, competent and friendly?
- Does the surgeon ask about your goals and expectations?
- Does the surgeon take individualized time to discuss all of your options before making a recommendation?
Just as it's important to choose a facial surgeon who you are comfortable around and trust, it's also critically important for the surgeon to have suitable qualifications to perform your procedure, meaning he or she should have training in both plastic and facial surgery.
Your facial surgeon should have experience, but also be well informed of the latest knowledge in the field. Your surgeon should incorporate those cutting-edge technologies and advanced techniques that are of benefit to you and other patients, whether they make the procedure safer, more efficient or are beneficial in some other way. Dr. Morgenstern receives high accolades and testimonials from his peers and patients. At Morgenstern Center, our techniques, technology and all other aspects of our practice are chosen for the safety and comfort of our patients, and for the quality of the surgical results.
Evaluating Facial Surgery Qualifications
When meeting with a facial surgeon, ask about:
- Board certification
- Education and training
Board certification means the surgeon has demonstrated knowledge, skill and successful results in a certain specialty. Dr. Morgenstern is certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has extensive training and education in surgery of the head, face and neck, specifically in craniofacial, ophthalmological and cosmetic facial surgery. Along with these qualifications, Dr. Morgenstern is committed to his patients. At our patient-centered practice, we recommend facial surgery only if we determine it is right for your goals, your health and your expectations.
If you are searching for an experienced, compassionate and highly qualified facial surgeon near Philadelphia, the Main Line, Wayne and King of Prussia, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.