The first and most important thing when considering plastic surgery in Utah is finding a qualified, experienced, and trusted board certified surgeon. There are many options in Utah when it comes to non-invasive and invasive procedures, and finding someone you can trust with your body is key in a positive and safe surgical outcome.
How to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Utah
One of the best ways to find plastic surgeons near you is to use Connect by American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ASPS.
Dr. Crofts has over 25 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, and is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Utah through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Dr. Crofts is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
What does it mean to be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
A board certification is an extra step physicians choose to take to better understand the latest advancements in their specialty. A Plastic Surgery Board Certification is a significant achievement, and it means that the physician is an expert in their specialty, is skilled and knowledgeable, and meets a higher standard in their specialty.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which is the leading organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is not recognized by ABMS, so when considering a surgeon for your cosmetic needs it is important to find someone with experience and certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery, not cosmetic surgery.
The path to becoming a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is a rigorous one. After finishing medical school, a plastic surgeon has to finish their residency in general surgery, then after their residency in general surgery they will begin a post-residency training in plastic surgery, which is then followed by a board exam. Continuing education every 3 years, and a recertification every 10 years, is required for all Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Crofts is also the President of the Utah State Plastic Surgery Society.
Finding a top rated plastic surgeon in Utah
Something else to consider when choosing a surgeon to perform your procedure is patient experience. What do previous patients have to say about their experience with that doctor and their staff? Were they responsive and helpful during recovery? Are previous patients happy with their results? Reading past patient reviews on pages like Google may help answer those questions.
See what Dr. Crofts’ patients have to say about their experience below:
Preparing for a consultation for plastic surgery in Utah
When booking a consultation, make sure to plan ahead, because it is common to have a plastic surgeon be booked a few months out. This is generally due to a plastic surgeon’s experience, knowledge, trustworthiness, and popularity. Remember, it will be worth the wait because of the transformative results you will achieve post-surgery.
Prior to your consultation, look at the before and after plastic surgery photos on your plastic surgeon’s website. Next, identify your problem areas and what results you wish to achieve. You and the plastic surgeon can then put together a plan during your consultation to address your concerns and expectations. Additionally, have a list of questions prepared to ask your plastic surgeon. (Click here for a list of questions to ask your plastic surgeon during your consultation.) Lastly, have your complete medical history prepared for the surgeon so he can safely recommend procedures during your physical examination.
Preparing for your plastic surgery in Utah
Every plastic surgery office is different, but here at Aesthetica Plastic Surgery you will get to see first hand the difference in results and pre-and-post operative care that we provide.
Once surgery is planned, we will schedule an appointment 2 weeks prior to surgery to prepare and plan for your exciting day. During this appointment, one of Dr. Crofts’ nurses will answer any other questions you may have, give you pre-and-post surgery instructions, as well as an Aesthetica goody bag.
We will also go over your lifestyle habits and any medications and/or supplements you are taking. You will be instructed to continue or discontinue use prior to surgery. Be sure to follow all your pre-surgery instructions given to you during your appointment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Crofts, call us at 801-785-8825.