What 
to 
look 
for 
in 
a 
Plas/c 
Surgeon 
By 
William 
F. 
DeLuca 
Jr., 
M.D. 
F.A.C.S 
Board 
Cer9fied 
Plas9c 
Surgeo...
Part 
1: 
“Must 
Have” 
& 
“Should 
Have” 
Traits 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
The 
“Must 
Haves”… 
1. 
Board 
Cer/fica/on 
in 
Plas/c 
Surgery 
2. 
Hospital 
Privileges 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
The 
“Should 
Haves” 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
1. 
Experience 
Odds 
are, 
the 
more 
your 
surgeon 
has 
the 
beSer 
off 
you’ll 
be 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com 
Ricki...
2. 
References 
Get 
references 
and/or 
reviews 
from 
other 
pa/ents 
& 
doctors 
Do 
not 
trust 
only 
your 
ins9ncts 
...
3. 
Pa/ent 
& 
Safety-­‐First 
Philosophy 
How 
do 
they 
define 
what 
a 
successful 
experience/outcome 
for 
“May 
I 
a...
3a. 
Pa/ent 
& 
Safety-­‐First 
Philosophy 
My 
process 
for 
selec9ng 
the 
best 
procedure 
for 
YOU 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSu...
3b. 
Pa/ent 
& 
Safety-­‐First 
Philosophy 
My 
Decision 
Matrix 
for 
Surgical 
vs 
Non-­‐Surgical 
• 
Price 
• 
Age 
• 
...
4. 
Reasonable 
Prices/Rates 
When 
choosing 
a 
cosme9c 
surgeon, 
does 
more 
expensive 
always 
= 
beSer? 
Why 
do 
pla...
5. 
Training, 
Vision, 
Talent 
& 
Technique 
Surgeons 
that 
have 
high 
levels 
of 
the 
above 
• Minimize 
traits 
are ...
6. 
Knows 
What 
to 
Do 
to 
Achieve 
the 
Opitmal 
Result 
It’s 
your 
Surgeon’s 
job 
to 
know 
what 
the 
best 
op9on 
...
7. 
Consistently 
Achieves 
GREAT 
Results 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com 
Do 
they 
consistently 
produce 
great 
work? 
Ho...
Part 
2: 
Shortcuts, 
Gimmicks 
& 
Tricks 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Shortcuts: 
Non-­‐Invasive 
≠ 
Long 
Las/ng 
Especially 
when 
it 
comes 
to 
cosme9c 
surgery 
• Examples: 
“Weekend 
fac...
Gimmicks: 
The 
Oprah 
Effect 
Why 
the 
‘latest’ 
media 
darling 
isn’t 
always 
the 
greatest 
or 
safest. 
• “Thread 
L...
Tricks: 
Limited 
Post-­‐Procedure 
Care 
• Salesman 
Great 
surgeons 
provide 
Surgeon 
vs 
Ar/st-­‐Engineer: 
You 
shoul...
In 
Other 
Words… 
Seek 
out 
a 
surgeon 
more 
like 
Captain 
Sully 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com 
(or 
Viper)
In 
Other 
Words… 
*Of 
course, 
many 
Vipers 
started 
out 
as 
Mavericks. 
The 
difference 
is, 
they’ve 
added 
www.DeL...
The 
Surgical 
Procedures 
• Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
• Breast 
Enhancement 
• Body 
Contouring 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Facelih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Facelih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Facelih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Facelih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Blepheroplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Blepheroplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Blepheroplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on: 
Rhinoplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on: 
Rhinoplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on: 
Rhinoplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on: 
Rhinoplasty 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Facial 
Rejuvena9on 
: 
Injectables 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Augmenta9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Breast 
Lih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Breast 
Lih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Breast 
Enhancement: 
Breast 
Lih 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Tummy 
Tuck 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Tummy 
Tuck 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Tummy 
Tuck 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Tummy 
Tuck 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Body 
Shaping: 
Liposuc9on 
www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
Thanks 
for 
listening. 
Ques9ons 
or 
comments? 
Please 
don’t 
hesitate 
to 
contact 
me 
any9me 
at: 
Office: 
(518) 
7...
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A brief guide on what to look for in a plastic surgeon by William F. DeLuca, MD FACS. Dr. DeLuca is a board certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY with over 26 years of experience in breast, body & facial surgery. This presentation is based on the slides from a recent open house Dr. DeLuca hosted at his practice (which is located at 5 Ulenski Dr, Albany NY 12205. It includes several sets of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift before and after photos which were discussed in greater detail during the presentation.

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  • When considering plastic surgery, there is no substitute for an ASPS Member Surgeon. Member Surgeons: Are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada®. Operate only in accredited medical facilities. Adhere to a strict code of ethics. Fulfill continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety.
  • If you don’t know anyone who has been a patient of the surgeon, have the surgeon’s patient coordinator put you in contact with at least 2 former patients. Ask friends and acquaintances – word travels wide and far. Speaking with others who have had the same surgery you are considering is a fantastic way to become more informed. The internet … use wisely.Subjective impression is meaningless when selecting a surgeon. Craft should trump your desire to like them; in fact, it's OK to hate your surgeon. You simply need him to cut and sew very intelligently. So always select the surgeon who has already done the most iterations of whatever procedure you need. Stated in Zagat-ian terms: Which restaurant do you want to go to—the one with the line or the one that sits empty?
  • Good enough is not enoughDifference is in the details… Less complications More consistent results The patient experience – the goal is to have you feel perfectly at ease.
  • NYC vs Albany NYDoes more expensive always = better? It cost more to run a practice in a big city than it does in a little city. Rent, people/employees. Basic market forces at work.You pay the difference.Unlike most other forms of surgery, cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance.  Patients must pay out of pocket.  Physicians who perform cosmetic surgery know their patients are price sensitive.  Thus, patients can typically (a) find a package price in advance covering all services and facilities, (b) compare prices prior to surgery and (c) pay a price that is lower in real terms than the price charged 10 years ago for comparable procedures, despite huge increases in demand and considerable innovation.“Competition and innovation have led to lower-cost cosmetic procedures.”
  • Consistent NaturalOptimal
  • In plastic surgery, there are often several ways to approach an aesthetic problem, but usually one way is better than the rest – your surgeon needs to know which one that is.
  • Salesman vs Engineer Odds favor the engineerIf it sounds too good to be true it usually is Too busy to make you feel like you’re his only patient.Patients can call me anytime (especially after surgery). Our phone system forwards to my cell phone. Any question you may have is a question he should be happy to answerWhat’s he like after the check has been cashed?This goes back to the importance of getting references.If there’s a problem, will he fix it (at no cost to you).
  • What to Look For in an Albany NY Plastic Surgeon by William F. DeLuca, MD (NSFW)

    1. 1. What to look for in a Plas/c Surgeon By William F. DeLuca Jr., M.D. F.A.C.S Board Cer9fied Plas9c Surgeon and Member of the American Society of Plas9c Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthe9c Plas9c Surgeons (ASAPS)
    2. 2. Part 1: “Must Have” & “Should Have” Traits www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    3. 3. The “Must Haves”… 1. Board Cer/fica/on in Plas/c Surgery 2. Hospital Privileges www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    4. 4. The “Should Haves” www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    5. 5. 1. Experience Odds are, the more your surgeon has the beSer off you’ll be www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com Rickie Fowler The “next” genera9on. Lot’s of talent but s9ll very erra9c and prone to errors. Phil Mickelson The “old guard”. Clutch under pressure. His results over the past 19 years as a pro do most of the talking.
    6. 6. 2. References Get references and/or reviews from other pa/ents & doctors Do not trust only your ins9ncts when a scalpel is involved www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    7. 7. 3. Pa/ent & Safety-­‐First Philosophy How do they define what a successful experience/outcome for “May I always act so as to preserve the finest tradi9ons of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.” -­‐ Hippocrates (460–370 BC) The importance of first-­‐class pre-­‐procedure & post-­‐surgery care can not be understated. www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com you will be?
    8. 8. 3a. Pa/ent & Safety-­‐First Philosophy My process for selec9ng the best procedure for YOU www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    9. 9. 3b. Pa/ent & Safety-­‐First Philosophy My Decision Matrix for Surgical vs Non-­‐Surgical • Price • Age • Expecta9ons/Desires • Down9me available for recovery www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    10. 10. 4. Reasonable Prices/Rates When choosing a cosme9c surgeon, does more expensive always = beSer? Why do plas9c surgeons in NYC cost so much more? www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    11. 11. 5. Training, Vision, Talent & Technique Surgeons that have high levels of the above • Minimize traits are surgeons who: scaring • Minimize down9me, speed up recovery • Minimize post-­‐opera9on complica9ons (key) • Deliver consistent & reproducible results (i.e. what you see in the before and aher photos is what you can reasonably expect to get) www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    12. 12. 6. Knows What to Do to Achieve the Opitmal Result It’s your Surgeon’s job to know what the best op9on is when there are more than 1 op9on (which is ohen the case). “His surgeon choose poorly…” -­‐ Temple Knight, Indian Jones In plas9c surgery, there are ohen several ways to address a cosme9c issue, but in most cases, one way is superior to all the rest – www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    13. 13. 7. Consistently Achieves GREAT Results www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com Do they consistently produce great work? How many “average or just-­‐ok” movies has Steven Spielberg directed? Not many. Are their results natural and a]rac/ve?
    14. 14. Part 2: Shortcuts, Gimmicks & Tricks www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    15. 15. Shortcuts: Non-­‐Invasive ≠ Long Las/ng Especially when it comes to cosme9c surgery • Examples: “Weekend facelihs”, “lifestyle facelihs”, etc. • “Achieve instantaneous perfecEon” … Really? • Healing takes 9me – Las9ng results require healing www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com • The pa/ent has to be commi]ed to the procedure. • You need to follow post-­‐op care instruc9ons • If you want to have a facelih, there is going to be 2-­‐3 weeks of healing involved. It’s not overnight. Surgeons who give the impression that it isn’t a big deal should not be taken at their word.
    16. 16. Gimmicks: The Oprah Effect Why the ‘latest’ media darling isn’t always the greatest or safest. • “Thread Lic” -­‐ aka single s9tch “weekend” facelih • Thermage -­‐ non-­‐surgical skin 9ghtening using radio frequency • “SmartLipo” -­‐ aka ‘laser liposuc9on’ for large areas • Breast Augmenta9on through the belly-­‐buSon (“scar free!”) • “Twilight Surgery” -­‐ aka using local anesthesia for major procedures like liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    17. 17. Tricks: Limited Post-­‐Procedure Care • Salesman Great surgeons provide Surgeon vs Ar/st-­‐Engineer: You should great care never feel like you’re being “sold” during any part of the consulta9on. Good salesmen focus on the sell. Good MDs focus on the result. • What does their personal fee cover in terms of pre & post-­‐op care?? In my prac/ce: ü Pa9ents can call me any9me (especially aher surgery). Our phone system forwards to my cell phone. ü Aher surgery, I offer pa9ents as many follow-­‐up visits as they need or want at no addi9onal cost. If there are any complica9ons aher surgery, what’s your surgeon’s revision policy? www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com both before & acer your procedure.
    18. 18. In Other Words… Seek out a surgeon more like Captain Sully www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com (or Viper)
    19. 19. In Other Words… *Of course, many Vipers started out as Mavericks. The difference is, they’ve added www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com wisdom & experience to their arsenal of confidence, ins2nct, passion and talent. And less like Maverick*
    20. 20. The Surgical Procedures • Facial Rejuvena9on • Breast Enhancement • Body Contouring www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    21. 21. Facial Rejuvena9on : Facelih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    22. 22. Facial Rejuvena9on : Facelih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    23. 23. Facial Rejuvena9on : Facelih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    24. 24. Facial Rejuvena9on : Facelih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    25. 25. Facial Rejuvena9on : Blepheroplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    26. 26. Facial Rejuvena9on : Blepheroplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    27. 27. Facial Rejuvena9on : Blepheroplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    28. 28. Facial Rejuvena9on: Rhinoplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    29. 29. Facial Rejuvena9on: Rhinoplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    30. 30. Facial Rejuvena9on: Rhinoplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    31. 31. Facial Rejuvena9on: Rhinoplasty www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    32. 32. Facial Rejuvena9on : Injectables www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    33. 33. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    34. 34. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    35. 35. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    36. 36. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    37. 37. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    38. 38. Breast Enhancement: Augmenta9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    39. 39. Breast Enhancement: Breast Lih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    40. 40. Breast Enhancement: Breast Lih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    41. 41. Breast Enhancement: Breast Lih www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    42. 42. Body Shaping: Tummy Tuck www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    43. 43. Body Shaping: Tummy Tuck www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    44. 44. Body Shaping: Tummy Tuck www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    45. 45. Body Shaping: Tummy Tuck www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    46. 46. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    47. 47. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    48. 48. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    49. 49. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    50. 50. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    51. 51. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    52. 52. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    53. 53. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    54. 54. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    55. 55. Body Shaping: Liposuc9on www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com
    56. 56. Thanks for listening. Ques9ons or comments? Please don’t hesitate to contact me any9me at: Office: (518) 724-­‐2444 Email: info@delucaplas9csurgery.com DeLuca Plastic Surgery 5 Ulenski Drive Albany, NY 12205 www.DeLucaPlas9cSurgery.com

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