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Which do you consider more important, the surgeon's qualifications and prestige or his/her relationship with the patient?

I have been to several consultations and there are 2 doctors with whom I'm more interested in having a breast
augmentation procedure.

One of them is a very well known and respected surgeon. He's the chief of surgery of one of the main hospitals in
my country. I went with him and he explained to me the procedure and made his recommendation of what would be best for me. However, I wanted to ask him some more questions but he had to leave as he was required and also I felt
him a little bit cold towards me.

The other one, also has a very good preparation, but without all the prestige and recognition. However, he took
the time to explain me the way he made the procedure, and I was able to ask him all the questions I wanted to know at the moment.

I don't know what to do. I have seen both surgeon's results and I like them, I feel is what I want, something that would look natural on me.

What would you as a surgeon would advice me to look for, the qualifications and prestige or the relationship with the patient?

Thank you

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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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November 10, 2011 4:17 AM

Secondary consultations might allow you to chose. (more)
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Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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November 8, 2011 4:21 PM

I applaud you for doing you due diligens. You have reached the final 2. You like both results. You felt more comfortable with the less known surgeon because he spend the neccessary time (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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November 8, 2011 1:57 PM

You have to be comfortable with the surgeon. To be available to you at all times before and after the surgeryis very important.
You may want to see another plastic surgeon then decide. (more)
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