choosing a plastic surgeon

No matter if you are interested in improving the appearance of your face, breasts, or body, the most important decision you will make prior to any plastic surgery procedure is who you will trust to perform it. In metropolitan areas like Scottsdale and Phoenix, there are a number of choices for plastic surgeons, but it is important to take your time when making your decision to ensure you are in the most capable and caring hands. There are many factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon, but it’s important to do some research on the doctor you want to perform your procedure.


Anyone with a medical degree can call himself a cosmetic surgeon. Only someone who has undergone additional training and residencies in plastic and reconstructive surgery can become a board-certified plastic surgeon. You should only work with a plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

In addition to board-certification from the ABPS, your plastic surgeon should be an active member of professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Membership in professional organizations indicates a commitment to providing the latest and safest surgical techniques and a dedication to the art and science of plastic surgery.

BBoard-certification and professional affiliations are necessary, but so are proven results. Take time to view the photo galleries on your potential plastic surgeon’s website to see what results he is capable of offering before you commit to scheduling an initial consultation.


Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Brown is board-certified by the ABPS and an active member in the ASPS. Dr. Brown has years of experience providing exceptional results to men and women who are unhappy with various aspects of their bodies. Working with you on an individual basis, Dr. Brown can assess your areas of concern, inform you of all of your options, and help you make the decision that is best for your body.

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in or around Scottsdale or Phoenix, Arizona, please contact Richard J. Brown MD, PLLC to schedule an initial consultation today.