No matter what kind of plastic surgery you are considering, one factor should always be first in your mind. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the best way to achieve your desired results safely. You should consider many factors when selecting a plastic surgeon, but doing your research will help you feel confident about your decision.  

What is a Plastic Surgeon?

Plastic surgeons are doctors with training in improving or repairing the appearance. They may perform cosmetic procedures that address aesthetic issues or reconstruction procedures that repair defects, injuries, or other physical problems. Board-certified plastic surgeons have completed intensive testing to receive certification. Not every doctor who offers plastic surgery is a highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. 

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What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon

Many factors combine to make an excellent plastic surgeon. Considering all these factors will help you see the best results from your surgery. 


Make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified. This certification is a sign that this surgeon is a plastic surgery specialist and has passed rigorous standards. You should be able to easily find out about your surgeon’s education, the groups they belong to, and other information. 

Dr. Holley is board-certified and extensively trained in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery. Your plastic surgeon’s qualifications should instill confidence, but you have several other important factors to consider. 


You should ask your plastic surgeon how long they have been practicing. More importantly, ask how much experience they have performing the procedure you want to have. Many plastic surgeons have areas of focus where they are particularly experienced. Find a surgeon who regularly performs the surgery and consistently achieves excellent results. Also, look for testimonials from those who have had the procedure performed by this surgeon. 


Your plastic surgeon’s aesthetics should align with your own. Before and after pictures and testimonials can help you see the type of results a surgeon takes the most pride in. Look for results that match your goals. For example, if you want natural-looking results, look for a plastic surgeon who focuses on these goals. 

Facility and Staff

Your plastic surgeon’s team plays a vital role in the success and safety of your procedure. Ask questions about the surgical facility, the anesthesiologist, and the surgical team that will assist with your procedure. West Michigan Plastic Surgery offers highly trained staff and state-of-the-art surgical facilities

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

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Why is it Important to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon?

Choosing the best plastic surgeon is about more than just results. Plastic surgery is a life-changing experience, and it should be a positive one from beginning to end. The right surgeon and team will make you feel respected and understood. They will also provide you with superior aftercare so you heal quickly and without complications. 

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about plastic surgeons? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222-1611 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott Holley.  Proudly serving Kalamazoo and the greater Southwest Michigan area.