From One Woman to Another: Why Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon May be Right for You.

From One Woman to Another: Why Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon May be Right for You.

by Bevon Findley (SU)

The success of your plastic surgery experience depends on more than just the final result. The interactions that you have with your doctor can influence your entire experience. What good is it if you felt intimidated, embarrassed, or uncomfortable while working with doctor to try and find the look and feel you desire?

One way to ensure a pleasant and productive plastic surgery experience is to select your surgeon carefully. The right surgeon has the perfect combination of extensive experience and a pleasant bedside manner. It’s a normal desire to want to feel comfortable with your doctor, especially considering some of the more intimate plastic surgery procedures.

The question is, are male or female plastic surgeons preferred when it comes to having plastic surgery? The truth is, it really comes down to your personal preference when choosing to have a procedure done. Whoever you choose should make you feel the most comfortable and safe when having plastic surgery.

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month. A special Presidential proclamation is issued every year, which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Well, the truth is, many plastic surgery patients have come to prefer the bedside manner of a female plastic surgeon.

The Benefits of Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon

  1. Knowing the female anatomy: Women can make you feel at ease, because they know the female anatomy. They can interpret what you’re feeling about your body and your appearance and understand it from a woman’s point of view. Male surgeons are qualified, but they will never quite be able to understand what it’s like to need a breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. A female plastic surgeon can identify more closely with how women’s bodies develop over time. Ultimately, if it’s easier for you to talk woman-to-woman about your problem areas, it might be best to pick a female surgeon.
  2. Sensitivity and Compassion: It is plausible to believe that female plastic surgeons have a bit more compassion and understanding about certain body insecurities. It is likely that a female surgeon can relate more closely to the need to change one’s outer appearance, as well as to the issues that many women face in today’s society. By choosing a female plastic surgeon, you can rest assured that your sensitive issues will be handled and talked through with great care and empathy.
  3. Openness: Choosing a female plastic surgeon may ensure more clarity, as females are commonly known for being better communicators than men. Sometimes men have a hard time opening up and saying things in a way that only a woman can. Although it’s arguable that this isn’t always the case, women tend to be more vocal and open to communication than men are. When you are talking with your physician, you want to feel comfortable enough to talk everything through, ask your questions, and voice any concerns. Due to natural communication skills, having a female plastic surgeon may help put you at ease.

If you are considering plastic surgery, and would like to talk to a female physician, call Elegant Cosmetic Surgery at (212)-987-2051 to request an appointment with Dr. Yates.