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How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Edmonton Plastic Surgery
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  • June 24, 2017

Are you considering cosmetic surgery to enhance your physical appearance? Dr. Ladak offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments from non-invasive skin treatments to traditional surgeries including facelifts & abdominoplasties.

If you are considering plastic surgery to address your cosmetic concerns, whether it’s a facelift or an abdominoplasty, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon should be your first step.

Not taking the time to make a carefully evaluated, well-researched decision about your plastic surgeon can have many serious and unpleasant consequences including:

  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Infection after surgery
  • Excessive or unexpected bleeding
  • A wasted investment

No matter what cosmetic procedure you are considering, be it a facelift, breast augmentation or non-surgical skin treatment, it’s crucial to know that you have found a plastic surgeon you can trust and who meets all of your particular needs.

Factors to Consider When Selecting A Plastic Surgeon

Having plastic surgery can yield incredible results but it is not a decision that should be taken lightly. From making sure it’s something you really want and the timing is right, to picking the most suitable procedure - every stage of the process is as important as the next.

Selecting the wrong plastic surgeon, therefore, can be detrimental to the whole success of the surgery. Here are four factors you MUST consider before selecting a surgeon for your procedure:


When selecting a plastic surgeon for your skin treatment or plastic surgery, board-certification is vital. Any surgeon you consider should be a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery.

 This guarantees that they have the appropriate training and meet a high level of expertise to provide a safe and successful treatment. All members meet the following criteria

  • Completion of a minimum of 5 years study and training in plastic surgery
  • Passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Are specifically qualified to practice reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery

CONTINUED EDUCATION: Because board-certified plastic surgeons are required to continue their education, you can be certain that your doctor is working with the most up-to-date information regarding the procedure you want. 


 Each area of cosmetic surgery, from facelifts to abdominoplasty, requires different skills and board-certified surgeons tend to have sub-specialities within the cosmetic field. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor who has a lot of experience in the particular procedure you want.

 Some of the key questions you should ask when finding a plastic surgeon include:

  • How did you train for this specific cosmetic procedure?
  • How long have you been performing this procedure?
  • How many times have you performed this procedure? 

Your safety during your plastic surgery is paramount and depends highly on the quality of your surgeon’s operating facility. Choosing an accredited facility has many benefits including:

  • Highly trained and experienced support staff
  • Clean, fully-equipped operating rooms
  • Appropriate equipment and personnel to respond to emergency situations

 Whatever procedure you opt for, be sure that the facility your doctor is using is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms, skilled anesthesiologists and trained registered nurses to ensure your complete safety during the plastic surgery.


Whether you opt for liposuction, a facelift or an abdominoplasty, plastic surgery is an intensive procedure and you will be spending many hours with your surgeon before and after the surgery. That’s why it’s important to select a doctor whom you feel comfortable with.

  1. Do I trust this plastic surgeon to recommend what is safe and right for me?
  2. Will I feel comfortable asking him/her any questions that may come up before/after my surgery?
  3. Do I feel comfortable disclosing personal information such as medical history and habits to this surgeon?
  4. Do you share the same aesthetic sensibilities?

Call Dr. Ladak Today

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in a wide range of cosmetic procedures ranging from skin treatments such as Botox to more traditional surgeries including abdominoplasties to help you safely achieve all your aesthetic goals. You can contact Dr. Ladak online or by phone at 780-407-6691.


Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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