Is it best to find someone who specializes in a specific area of the body, or do surgeons typically conduct multiple procedures all over the body, à la Heidi Montag and her 10 surgeries at once?
"I recommend seeking someone who specializes in a particular area of the body," says Robert M. Schwarcz, M.D., a leading facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City. "I, for example, am board-certified in ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery, and specialize in face and eyes. This type of training provides a better understanding of the procedure. It is fine if a doctor can conduct several types of procedures, but be cautious of one who claims to be the leading expert on all of them."