Choosing the right doctor for yourself or a loved one should always be a carefully considered decision. Many factors need to be examined, especially when selecting a cosmetic gynecologist. Cosmetic Gynecology is growing rapidly, and the field has been exposed to some doctors who perform procedures without the adequate training.
At The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Gynecology, we want you to have all the facts about your body, your surgical procedure, and your doctor. The vagina is a very complex organ, with complex nerves and muscles. Some general gynecologists or plastic surgeons will perform these procedures at unrealistic discounted rates. Be sure to look carefully at your doctor’s credentials and choose a specialist to perform your cosmetic or reconstructive vaginal surgery.
Important Factors to Consider
Training: What is their training? Do they have advanced training for your procedure? Are they leaders in the field?
Experience: How long have they been practicing in their field? How many surgical, gynecological, and cosmetic gynecological procedures has the doctor performed? Do they have a reputation in their community and among their peers?
Multiple Techniques: A specialist should not have a one-size-fits-all approach. Make sure they plan a procedure specifically for you, using a variety of methods and techniques. Every “body” is different but some doctors have a limited knowledge of available procedures and may not be able to tailor it to your needs.
Credentials: Has the doctor made medical contributions to their field and medical society? Has the doctor attended and/or spoke at medical conferences in their field of specialty? These are all important questions when checking the credentials of your doctor.
Photos: The doctor should offer photos of their work on their website or within their practice’s take-home literature. Are the results what you envision? Do they appear to be actual work without photo re-touching?
Testimonials: Many doctor’s websites offer testimonials from past patients as well as in-office testimonials. You can also check independent sources, such as Doctoroogle, Yelp, and Google Local Search to find out if patients had a satisfactory procedure.
If you have questions for Dr. Schienberg please schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs. We are located in Deerfield Beach Florida but have helped patients from around the world!