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Choosing A Plastic Surgeon

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As highly experienced Miami plastic surgeons, Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri and Dr. Onelio Garcia recognize that the decision to undergo plastic surgery is often laced with anxiety, doubts and concerns. The decision to alter your physical appearance can be a life-changing choice. This choice can lead to an enhanced sense of beauty, self-confidence and happiness. However, the best results can be achieved only in collaboration with a highly-skilled, talented plastic surgeon. Please read on to learn how to choose your plastic surgeon in Miami.

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Training And Experience

The most important factors to evaluate when selecting your surgeon are training and experience. You should choose a surgeon who has graduated from a recognized medical school, completed one or more specialized residencies, and performed a large number of plastic surgery procedures. In addition, you should ask your prospective surgeon whether he or she has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Board certification is an important benchmark because it requires passing of several stringent exams and a thorough evaluation of the surgeon’s professional record.

Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri completed his medical education at the highly recognized University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating in the top third of his class. He then pursued several surgical residencies, including a specialized residency in plastic surgery. Dr. Perez-Gurri is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 25 years of experience. He possesses an excellent surgical record, and is highly regarded among both his patients and peers. 

Dr. Onelio Garcia has impeccable plastic surgery credentials having completed his plastic surgery residency at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida under the tutelage of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bernard Kaye, a founder and past president of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Florida Foundation for Plastic Surgery Safety and is an active committee member and spokesperson for several organizations, including ASAPS and ASPS.

He is considered a surgeon of distinction and has served the plastic surgery community for the past 30 years. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Tiffany Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for the best scientific presentation of the year. Dr. Garcia also participates as part of the clinical faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami helping to train the residents in aesthetic surgery. 

Accredited Surgical Facilities And Experienced Staff

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In addition to evaluating the credentials of your surgeon, you should also evaluate your surgeon’s medical staff and surgical facilities. In order to promote patient safety, leading plastic surgeons perform all procedures at fully equipped surgical suites or nearby hospitals. The best plastic surgeons work only with board-certified anesthesiologists and highly experienced nurses specializing in plastic surgery.

Our surgeons perform all surgical treatments at fully accredited surgical suites. Full accreditation means that this surgical facility has been thoroughly inspected by several government and private certifying organizations, and has fully satisfied all of their accreditation requirements. In order to further enhance patient safety, they work  with board-certified anesthesiologists experienced at administering very precise anesthesia protocols, and detecting and responding to any anesthesia complications.

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Compassionate Attitude

While experience and fully accredited surgical facilities are important, so is the personality of your surgeon. Prior to your treatments, you should meet with your prospective surgeon and learn about his or her treatment philosophy and patient care approach. You should choose a surgeon who is dedicated to patient success, and provides long-term support.

Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia are compassionate about helping all of their Miami plastic surgery patients achieve their aesthetic goals. They work closely with their patients in order to learn about their aesthetic concerns, needs, and desires, and create a unique treatment plan for each patient. In order to ease patient anxiety, Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia personally explain what will happen before, during, and after surgery, and remain available for their patients throughout the post-surgical period in order to respond to any questions or concerns.

Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia are proud to offer many leading-edge procedures for the face, body and breast. Over the years, they have helped numerous Miami nose surgeryfacelift and blepharoplasty patients realize their dreams of a more youthful, beautiful face. Similarly, they have successfully treated many liposuctiontummy tuck and breast augmentation Miami patients.

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