The Advantages of Having a Female Plastic Surgeon
Studies show that patient visits with female physicians are 10% longer compared to visits with male physicians. There is another study comparing similar patients treated by men and women. It showed patients of female physicians were readmitted to the hospital less often and were less likely to have severe adverse outcomes. It stands to reason that seeing a female plastic surgeon has advantages. However, statistics only tell part of the story.
What is my specific approach as a female plastic surgeon?
When it comes to your health, you deserve a surgeon highly qualified to treat you and one who can relate to your unique situation. As a female plastic surgeon, a wife, and a mother, I understand many of the pressures we women face daily. My approach to plastic surgery centers on providing honest recommendations tailored to you. I am here to restore you to your most confident, brilliant self. That goal means something different to everyone. For some this means nonsurgical botox and filler to maintain a youthful facial glow. For others, this means body contouring after weight loss through diet and exercise.
What differences have I seen as a female plastic surgeon?
Recently I published an article studying the effect of gender on our recommendations to women receiving breast reconstruction by surveying plastic surgeons nationwide. We found that most female plastic surgeons (myself included) preferred implant-based breast cancer reconstruction over autologous flap-based breast cancer reconstruction when choosing surgery for themselves. In contrast, male plastic surgeons favored flap-based breast reconstruction.
There are many pros and cons to both approaches to surgery. This study revealed that we as female plastic surgeons put ourselves in the perspective of the patient differently than our male counterparts. We also tend to prefer the quickest recovery possible to get back to our active lives after breast reconstruction!
We as female plastic surgeons put ourselves in the perspective of the patient differently than our male counterparts.
Choosing your plastic surgeon is an important decision. As you make that decision, consider the key advantages of having a female plastic surgeon at your side.