How do I choose a plastic surgeon?

Monday, April 28, 2014

By: Betsy Hansen

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How do I pick a plastic surgeon? Plastic surgery is not to be taken lightly and searching for a plastic surgeon is important! Board Certified plastic surgeon Steven C. Schmidt, MD, has a few tips to help you be a more knowledgeable consumer.


  • Look for a Board Certified physician
  • Choose a surgeon that has privileges at hospitals
  • Make sure the doctor discusses all the risks and options with you
  • Feel confident that your physician has heard your desires and wants for after surgery


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Steven C. Schmidt, MD, is a Board Certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Schmidt earned his medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and completed a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in General and Plastic Surgery where he also completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery. Dr. Schmidt offers complete plastic, cosmetic, and hand surgery services in Northeast Wisconsin.

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