Plastic surgery can change your life by increasing your confidence or correcting an issue that has affected your self-esteem. However, not all plastic surgeons have the same level of skill, experience, or artistic ability. Finding a good plastic surgeon is the most important step in planning your procedure, and the right surgeon will guide you through the process. 

What is a Plastic Surgeon?

Plastic surgery is performed to help people feel more confident about their appearance or to address aesthetic issues. Not all surgeons have the training and experience to perform plastic surgery. Your plastic surgeon should meet a number of criteria, including board certification and specialized medical training in this field. Some plastic surgeons focus on the face or body, while others perform both types of procedures.

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How to Find a Good Plastic Surgeon

Finding your plastic surgeon can take time and research. However, a responsible surgeon will make all this information easily available. A surgeon who does not meet these criteria may not be right for you. 

Training and Qualifications

Our Longwood Plastic Surgery team includes two surgeons with extensive training and abilities. Dr. Morris is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reformat earned his qualifications in plastic surgery at the New York University Medical Center. Both are highly respected programs with a reputation for training excellent plastic surgeons. 


Your plastic surgeon should have experience in the procedure you are considering. Ask how often they perform the procedure and how many times they have performed it to determine whether they are the right surgeon for this specific surgery.

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Before and After Photos

Before and after photos and reviews are valuable for several reasons. First, before and after pictures let you see the type of aesthetic results your surgeon aims for and whether this aligns with your goals. Reviews can help you determine how people feel about their experience and results. While one or two bad reviews do not mean your surgeon cannot be trusted, overall reviews should be positive and pleased with their results and experience. 

Team and Facility

The facility where your surgery is performed plays a major role in your safety during surgery. Longwood Plastic Surgery offers an outpatient surgical suite that is AAAASF-licensed, meaning it meets high standards for safety and patient care. A board-certified anesthesiologist and many other team members assist in providing the best possible experience. 

Trust and Communication

You may meet a plastic surgeon who meets all these criteria but does not make you feel comfortable. Your plastic surgeon should make you feel comfortable and instill a feeling of trust. You should also feel comfortable with the amount of information provided and how your questions are answered. 

I was recommended to Dr. Morris through my doctor at BID-Needham. Due to prior surgeries, I had some issues and Dr. Morris is the best. He has done a fantastic job with my abdomen core and I feel and look fantastic.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about plastic surgeons? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.