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Choosing Your Breast Enhancement Surgeon

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Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, and choosing the right surgeon is imperative in order to maximize the probability of having a safe and effective procedure. Unfortunately, any licensed medical doctor, such as an internist or gynecologist, can call himself or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” and legally perform plastic surgery with patient consent.

The best way to give yourself the opportunity to achieve the results that you desire is to seek treatment by an experienced and reputable board-certified plastic surgeon.

Education, Training, and Ethics: ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

For a doctor to sufficiently be able to evaluate your needs, recommend the best options, deal with potential complications, and ensure your safety, it is imperative that he or she has completed the appropriate training. This means they must have successfully completed five or more years of approved surgical training that includes a residency in a plastic surgery training program, which is typically at least two to three years duration. They also must pass very rigorous and thorough examinations in order to then be certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Furthermore, they must maintain a high ethical standing in conformity with the ABPS Code of Ethics.

Experience Performing Breast Surgery

Some plastic surgeons may have the training and qualifications to perform a particular surgical procedure, but if they do not have substantial experience performing the type of surgery you desire, they may not achieve your ideal results. An experienced surgeon will understand which techniques are best for achieving specific patient goals and should have an eye for how to attain these aesthetically pleasing results. Someone with considerable skill and training who has already obtained favorable results numerous times is more likely to be able to reproduce those results or similar results for your procedure, though this still is not a guarantee.

When choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure, it would also serve you well to closely look at their before and after pictures. Of course, you should also feel very comfortable with them as well as with their staff.

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub: Breast Surgery in Arizona

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the six-year medical program at Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his training in general surgery, Dr. Turkeltaub continued specific training in plastic surgery and worked with world-renowned plastic surgeons at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is dedicated to patient safety and achieving the patient’s desired results, and he adheres to a strict code of personal and ABPS ethics.

Dr. Turkeltaub specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast revision, breast reconstruction, and gynecomastia treatment. He has performed all of these surgeries numerous times and combines his creativity, knowledge, and skills to achieve beautiful results. Click here to see before and after pictures of breast procedures performed by Dr. Turkeltaub.

To schedule your consultation with breast enhancement specialist Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, please call (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form today.