Atlanta plastic surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD suggests reviewing a prospective provider’s credentials, reputation, and individual rapport before pursuing cosmetic surgery.
Atlanta, GA — According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s 2022 Inaugural Insights and Trends Report, the demand for cosmetic enhancement procedures has continued to rise across the United States. That said, Dr. Thomas Lintner—a board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta and the head of Advanced Aesthetic Surgery—notes that when it comes to obtaining the best possible cosmetic enhancement results, working with a highly qualified provider plays a key role. He further asserts that it is important for patients to thoroughly research their options so that they can make an informed choice about their care.
According to Dr. Lintner, three of the most important factors to consider when selecting a plastic surgeon are credentials, reputation, and individual rapport.
When evaluating a prospective surgeon’s credentials, the first step Dr. Lintner suggests is verifying that the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The ABPS requires doctors to pass rigorous exams in addition to showcasing a significant degree of skill and experience in their field. Other credentials to look for include membership in prestigious professional organizations—such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) or The Aesthetic Society—and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. According to Dr. Lintner, these factors tend to indicate that a surgeon is passionate about their profession and dedicated to offering the most up-to-date procedures and techniques available.
In addition to a surgeon’s professional credentials, Dr. Lintner notes that it is also important to evaluate their record when it comes to delivering high-quality patient outcomes. Reading reviews can often provide insight into the quality of care that past patients have received. Dr. Lintner also recommends exploring a surgeon’s before-and-after gallery to get a sense of the kinds of results they have helped others achieve. In many cases, both reviews and photo galleries are available on a provider’s website.
Dr. Lintner recognizes that the decision to undergo plastic surgery is often complex, and he believes it is important to work with a provider you can trust. That is why he takes the consultation process very seriously at his own practice. A consultation allows patients to ask specific questions, express any concerns they may have, and generally get a sense for how comfortable they are with a prospective surgeon. Furthermore, Dr. Lintner believes that a consultation should never entail an obligation or pressure of any kind. Instead, it should be a chance for patients to explore their options and develop a rapport with a potential doctor before committing to any decision.
Dr. Lintner emphasizes that choosing to have any kind of plastic surgery or aesthetic enhancement procedure can be a major step in one’s life. As a result, it is important to select a provider who possesses extensive professional skill and experience, a track record of patient satisfaction, and the ability to cultivate a comfortable and affirming environment. Dr. Lintner encourages patients to do thorough research in order to ensure the highest probability of obtaining their desired results.
About Thomas Lintner, MD, FACS
Dr. Thomas Lintner is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the head of Advanced Aesthetic Surgery. He offers a comprehensive selection of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures, including mommy makeover, tummy tuck, facelift, breast augmentation, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. In addition to his board certification, Dr. Lintner is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of both The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about Dr. Lintner and his practice, please visit tomlintnermd.com, atlantamommymakeover.com, and facebook.com/tomlintnermd.
Advanced Aesthetic Surgery
711 Canton Rd NE
Marietta, GA 30060