Friday, December 6, 2013
"NIP TUCK" COACH
Michele is a "coach" that helps patients get through the sometimes confusing large volume of information on cosmetic surgery issues. She does background work for patients to help them make wise decisions. It is important that patients do their own research, but in some cases, patients may need assistance. Web Sites like the one by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons offer detailed information about dozens of surgeries and procedures. Researching the doctors being considered is another important aspect of preparing for cosmetic surgery. "What are the qualifications of the physician they're going to see, how many types of procedures have they performed, of course board certification, and also talk to previous patients of that practice," recommends board certified plastic surgeon, James Newman, M.D., FACS. Some patients turn to Michele to do much of that background work for them. There is a fee for her service. Michele Garber has written an e-book called "Safety First: 10 Golden Rules for Safe Cosmetic Surgery."