The Importance of Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

When it comes to trusting a plastic surgeon with your body, choosing the right person for the job can be a complicated process requiring lots of research. Ensuring your doctor checks off all the important boxes – board certification, excellent reviews, etc. – is as crucial as deciding your next procedure. The BEAUTY by BUFORD team is here to help you understand the importance of choosing the right plastic surgeon and to simplify this process. So keep reading to learn more.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

No matter what procedure you’re in the market for, there’s no doubt that choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most essential parts of your aesthetic journey. Here are the main reasons you should thoroughly research your options before scheduling a consultation. 

#1: Safety & Quality-Assurance Is Key

Plastic surgery involves significant alterations to the body, which can be risky if not done correctly. By cutting corners on quality, you’re rolling the dice with your health and body image, which could lead to medical complications, dissatisfaction, or higher costs in the long run. When you take the time to choose the right surgeon, however, you are more likely to get the results you want with less risk.

#2: You Should Always Feel Comfortable with Your Provider

Your plastic surgeon isn’t just another distant connection in your network. Your plastic surgeon is a professional you’ll have a consistent relationship with before, during, and after your procedure. Because of this, it’s important to feel comfortable with them (and their team) at the outset of treatment so that you can continue to communicate your goals and concerns and ensure that your surgeon achieves them effectively. 

#3: Your Consultation, Procedure, & Recovery Decide Your Outcome

Pre and post-operative care is crucial for a successful recovery with optimal results. The quality and consistency of your consultation and follow-up appointments will help determine how successful your outcome is. They can be the deciding factor between treatment success and a return to the operating table in the future. Choose the time to choose the right provider so that you hit your body goals the first time around. 

The Right Surgeon

It isn’t enough to know why you need to choose the right provider – you need to know what makes a provider the right one in the first place. The right surgeon will be…


When it comes to plastic surgery, board certification is not just a title. It’s a testament to a surgeon’s extensive training, knowledge, and commitment to patient safety. To become board-certified, a plastic surgeon must complete a rigorous process that includes years of specialized training and a series of comprehensive examinations. This process ensures they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively perform plastic surgery.


As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Buford is dedicated to his craft. This testament to his expertise demonstrates his commitment to the highest standards of patient care and the wealth of knowledge to guide you safely on your aesthetic journey.

And make sure that your Plastic Surgeon is actually a Plastic Surgeon. Many physicians will refer to themselves as a “Cosmetic Surgeon.” Just remember this title is not equivalent to being an actual Plastic Surgeon. A Plastic Surgeon can perform Cosmetic Surgery, but a Cosmetic Surgeon cannot actually perform Plastic Surgery. The difference is that a true Plastic Surgeon has actually completed formal training in Plastic Surgery and has not just shadowed someone in a weekend course. Be very wary of this distinction and ask this question of any person performing your Plastic Surgery.  


Beyond board certification, a surgeon’s experience in the specific procedures you’re considering is critical to the success of your treatment. This experience is critical because each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills.

Named by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of “America’s Top Surgeons,” Dr. Buford has extensive experience in a wide range of procedures, including breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and facials. In fact, Dr. Buford has performed over 7,000 breast-related procedures alone and is the author of the Boob Job Bible, a breast enhancement guide from surgery to recovery and beyond – which means it’s safe to say he’s got your needs covered. 

Your Aesthetic Match

Plastic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. It requires a keen eye for beauty and a deep understanding of the human form. Therefore, when choosing a plastic surgeon, it’s essential to consider their aesthetic sense. Does their idea of beauty align with yours? Do the before and after photos of their previous patients inspire confidence in their ability to achieve your desired results?

Dr. Buford possesses a refined aesthetic sense honed over years of experience. He understands that each patient is unique, with their own distinct idea of beauty, and he guarantees that your goals will remain at the heart of your treatment plan. By taking the time to understand your aesthetic goals and working with you to create a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Buford will enhance your natural beauty to help you become the best version of yourself.

Proven & Successful

As with any professional in any field, ratings and reviews are one of the first places you should turn when making a decision about which plastic surgeon to work with. Consistent high rankings and spirited testimonials can help you more accurately predict the type of care you will receive. These high rankings and positive testimonials can help you to feel more confident in your treatment plan. 

BEAUTY by BUFORD boasts a wealth of 5-star ratings and testimonials from patients who have received all types of surgical procedures at the office. In addition to patient reviews, Dr. Buford is a nationally-recognized and highly-awarded plastic surgeon. RealSelf and the Consumers’ Research Council of America have named him a top doctor. He has made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery through books, research articles, and training seminars. This rich background informs all of his future procedures, and you’ll benefit from this wealth of experience. 


Researching the right plastic surgeon for you can be complicated; choosing to call Dr. Buford is easy. As one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons with a proven track record for success, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Buford is on the case. If you’re ready to reveal your inner beauty, call our Lone Tree office to schedule a consultation today.