If you’re on the lookout for a quality plastic surgeon in Calgary, you’re probably wondering what exactly it is you should be looking for.

What credentials should plastic surgeons have? How can you know if they do quality work? Where can you find a plastic surgeon who won’t make you look unnatural?

These are all great questions to ask, and we want to help answer them.

The following will guide you through the top 3 essential factors you need to consider when choosing a new plastic surgeon in Calgary.

1. Check their credentials, and make sure they are a certified Plastic Surgeon.

It’s important to remember that plastic surgeons are different from cosmetic surgeons.

In order to be a plastic surgeon, you must be “certified in plastic surgery.” Other professionals like dentists, dermatologists, and other physicians may present themselves as cosmetic surgeons, but this is not the same thing. Verify your prospective professionals’ credentials to ensure that they have the proper training to undergo your plastic surgery.

2. Speak with past patients of the surgeon, and review before and after photos.

It may help to speak with patients who have worked with the plastic surgeon before. Especially if you can find someone who received the same surgery or procedure you’re interested in, this will allow you to see their work first-hand and get a feel for how they operate.

You should also review “before and after” photos if they’re available. Most plastic surgeons will have these on their website for you to peruse. Look for surgeons who are able to achieve natural-looking results.

3. Always book a consultation before your procedure.

This should be a mandatory part of scheduling your procedure, but not all plastic surgery clinics will offer it. You should be immediately wary if a potential plastic surgeon doesn’t require you to sit down with them first so that you can explain what you’re looking for in detail.

When you are able to book a consultation appointment, ask as many detailed questions as you can. It’s smart to bring a note pad and pencil to jot down the answers to your questions and concerns. Ask questions about the procedure itself, the recovery period, how you’ll need to prepare prior to the procedure, and whether or not the procedure you are considering is truly a good match for you.

Looking for the Best in Plastic Surgeon in Calgary?

Dr. Kristina Zakhary is a practicing plastic surgeon in Calgary and an associate staff member of the faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary as well as at several other medical establishments throughout the area.

Dr. Zakhary earned her Doctor of Medicine, Postgraduate degree, and Masters Degree in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McGill University. She was fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery).

Dr. Zakhary is a successful Facial Surgeon with a Head and Neck practice Focus on Facial Plastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Calgary. As such, she can help you with any surgical or non-surgical plastic surgery procedure you may be interested in.

To learn more about working with Dr. Zakhary to achieve your goals and to schedule your initial consultation appointment today, contact her plastic surgery clinic in Calgary here.

" Dr. Zakhary was amazing and very up front about the procedure. She answered all my questions in detail. Dr.Zakhary never made me feel rushed, she always took her time to make me feel confident in the procedure and in her. "

— Mary B.