A graduate of Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Dr. George Philip Smith is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Smith understands the selection of a plastic surgeon is extremely important decision for any prospective patient. Therefore, Dr. Smith provides his patients with personalized attention and surgical excellence in Staten Island, NY.
What makes a great cosmetic surgeon?
If you’re contemplating having your first cosmetic surgery, the process can seem intimidating. Sure, you can find plenty of research online, but you want to feel your plastic surgeon is perfect for the procedure you’re having done.
Certain attributes separate one surgeon from another. Here are some things to look for.
• Board certification isn’t simply a piece of paper on the wall; it means the plastic surgeon is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Gaining certification involves specialized training in cosmetic surgery. Plus, certification has to be maintained through continuing education, so you know your surgeon is current with the latest techniques, methodology, and research.
• Experience and expertise comes from both training and from having performed these surgeries over the years. Check to see how much experience your prospective surgeon has with the procedure you’re thinking about. Then look to see if he or she also performs other surgeries beyond cosmetic treatments. This points to a higher level of overall surgical expertise.
• Check the hospital affiliations of your surgeon. The best surgeons have earned affiliations with the best hospitals, giving them the opportunity to perform surgeries there.
• Ask around and see what others are saying about your surgeon. This may not be typical “word of mouth,” but it’s easy to usually find testimonials about your prospective surgeon. Plus, various health websites offer reviews. Look for surgeons with a number of reviews.
• Look at before-and-after galleries. Nothing gives you an idea of the skill of your potential surgeon than work he or she has already performed. Look for body types or issues similar to what you seek to address.
Why would someone need to visit a cosmetic surgeon?
A cosmetic surgeon is a plastic surgeon with specialized training in cosmetic surgery procedures. You need to check for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From there you need to look for specialized training in the procedure you are considering. This is no place to look for coupons or questionable, trumped up, affiliations. These surgeries will impact your appearance and potentially your health, so they need to be trusted to only highly trained, experienced surgeons. You can view Dr. George P. Smith’s credentials here.
Who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?
The human body is imperfect. That’s one of the charms of it. But for many people their imperfections are a constant source of irritation, often causing issues with self-esteem, even a subtle loathing of their body image. For instance, if a woman has always been disappointed in what she believes to be disproportional breasts for her figure, this can affect her self-confidence, especially when at the pool or in workout clothing. Or maybe sagging cheeks and lost facial volume simply make your feel old.
These are the kinds of issues that could be perfectly addressed with procedures such as a breast augmentation. After this procedure, you will likely have a changed outlook on your figure and body image. You’ll enjoy buying new clothes to match your new shape. You’ll feel your figure now is proportional and you’ll love that. That’s why breast augmentation has satisfaction rates in the mid-90 percent range.
The key to being a good candidate is realistic expectations. If you have those, you’ll likely be very happy with the changes made with your cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Smith’s Affiliations
- New York University, N.Y.
- Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
- Prizes: Charles Wortis Biological Prize
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, N.Y.
- S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center, N.Y. Residency
- S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center, N.Y. Plastic Surgery Residency:
- Montefiore Medical Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
- N.Y. State Medical Society
- Richmond County Medical Society
- NJ State Medical Society
- Monmouth & Ocean County Medical Society
- Monmouth County Society of Plastic Surgeons
- N.J. Society of Plastic Surgeons
- N.Y. State Society of Plastic Surgeons
- 2010 – President of Richmond County Medical Society
- 2008 – President of New York Methodist Alumni Association
- 2014-2015 – Treasurer of the Academy of Medicine.
- Board Certified – American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Board Certified – American Board of Surgery
- N.Y. Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y.
- Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, N.Y.
- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, N.J.
- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, N.J.
- Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway 865 Stone Street Rahway NJ 07065
- Bayshore Community Hospital
- JFK Medical center
- Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, N.J.
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune City, N.J.
- Monmouth Medical Center
- Ocean Medical Center
- Community Medical Center