Choosing a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck, cosmetic plastic surgeon.Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck is a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon in Ottawa, Ontario, who provides a full spectrum of plastic surgery to his patients. He provides treatments for the face, breast, and body, that help his patients feel more beautiful and confident. Dr. Van Wyck customizes each treatment and takes the extra time required to understand his patients goals. Contact Dr. Van Wyck's office today to learn more.

Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon can be a very difficult task. Identifying the credentials of the surgeon performing your cosmetic procedure remains the building block to your surgical success. At present, any licensed physician (MD) in Ontario, can call themselves a “Cosmetic Surgeon”. Therefore, before considering any cosmetic surgery, the consumer should ensure that the individual providing these services is appropriately trained and licensed. The term cosmetic only implies that someone is trying to make you look better, whereas the word surgeon should only be used by those who have completed surgical Fellowship (FRCS) training. Unfortunately, this designation is not being adhered to in the advertising world. Consumers are not very well informed when it comes to identifying their surgeon’s credentials.

Plastic Surgeons are surgical specialists with specific and extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Following the completion of their medical school training which then entitles them to use the initials (MD) following their name, a Plastic Surgeon must complete five years minimum of rigorous training which may also be followed up with additional years in Fellowship subspecialty training. These surgeons must also pass qualifying examinations in order that they be certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in plastic surgery. By seeking care from an appropriately trained surgeon, patients may possibly minimize the risk of adverse events. If you are seeking a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon you may want to ask them first if they are indeed a certified PLASTIC SURGEON with (FRCS) credentials. Full disclosure is important because as previously mentioned, COSMETIC SURGERY IS NOT A SPECIALTY.

Dr. Van Wyck MD, FRCS(C) is not only a qualified Plastic Surgeon but he also went on the complete two additional years of fellowship training in both Toronto, Ontario and Rochester, Minnesota. Besides the necessary training and qualifications, your surgeon should also have the right chemistry for you as well as appropriate attention to your individual personality and requests.

“Patients have taught me a considerable amount about the human spirit over the past 20 years of practice. I continue to learn how to adjust my approach because rarely are two people ever alike. Unfortunately patients’ own ability or limitations to effectively communicate affect expectations. There is a certain trust and chemistry which needs to be met prior to proceeding with your surgery. If this cannot be achieved, it is always best to continue your search for the best Plastic Surgeon for your individual tastes and desires.” … Dr. Van Wyck.

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