About Dr. Zochowski, Columbus Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a plastic surgeon should always be a carefully planned and researched process; it’s important to verify that your plastic surgeon has the credentials, experience, and expertise necessary to perform plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery involves trusting your physical well-being to someone else, therefore it’s especially important to evaluate your selection thoroughly.
The Importance of Choosing a Trained, Certified Plastic Surgeon
The influence of both television and social media has led many people to view plastic surgery as being a simple, casual process. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Plastic surgery is one of the most highly specialized areas of medicine, owing to the delicate and complex nature of most plastic surgery procedures. Plastic surgeons must complete a long and rigorous program of education and training in general surgery, as well as additional specialized training in plastic surgery.
After completing medical school, they spend six years in residency, studying and actively participating in extensive training with experts in the field of plastic surgery. Their intense training includes several sub-specialties, such as dermatology, hand surgery, ear, nose, and throat surgery, etc. This knowledge allows them to perform surgery that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but functionally sound as well.
Unfortunately, the surge in popularity plastic surgery has experienced over the last decade has led to a number of under-certified individuals masquerading as plastic surgeons. Patients need to research the qualifications and experience of the providers they are considering to perform plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
There are some providers offering plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that are board certified in other specialties then shifted their practice to aesthetics without the extensive training required of a board certified plastic surgeon. This is especially common among aesthetic centers offering non-surgical cosmetic services, such as injectables and laser treatments. It is also important to know the qualifications and experience of providers offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as injectables and laser treatments.
This current trend poses significant risks to the unknowing patients that are placing their trust in unqualified hands. Performing plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments without the required qualifications and training increases the risk of serious complications. Even injectable treatments, which are extremely safe in trained hands, carry a number of dangers if they’re not administered properly. Failing to do your homework when selecting a plastic surgeon can result in scarring, disfigurement, and poor results.
Dr. Zochowski: The Trusted Choice for Plastic Surgery in Ohio
Working at his father’s medical practice at a very young age, Dr. Zochowski was exposed to the medical field early in his life. He was inspired by the way the practice of medicine helped people during their time of need. Dr. Zochowski considered other career paths, medicine has proven to be his true calling.
Throughout high school and college, Dr. Zochowski honed his artistic aptitude and even considered majoring in art. His ultimate choice to pursue plastic surgery allowed him to combine his two major interests and talents: aesthetics and medicine. He finds nothing more rewarding than restoring both form and function for patients, whether performing a cosmetic procedure or treating a congenital anomaly.
Dr. Zochowski went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and he later completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in plastic surgery, which ensures patients receive the highest standard of care. Dr. Zochowski practices within the Mt Carmel Health System, OhioHealth as well as several ambulatory surgical centers in Columbus. Many non-surgical cosmetic treatments are offered in the office, including injectables and laser treatments.
Dr. Zochowski’s many areas of expertise include Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Abdominoplasty, Mommy Makeover, body contouring, fat grafting, hand surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery. He is also a leading expert on non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Columbus, focusing on the use of cosmetic lasers, fillers, and Botox®.
To make medical and reconstructive procedures more accessible to the patients who need them, Dr. Zochowski accepts several types of medical insurance. Financing options are also available through Care Credit.
Dr. Zochowski with his wife, Sara.
Providing Personalized, Compassionate Care in Columbus
Ultimately, what truly sets Dr. Zochowski apart from other qualified plastic surgeons is his uniquely personal and passionate approach to medicine with the added benefit of his artistic touch. Dr. Zochowski and his staff are committed to establishing a long-term relationship with each patient, becoming a core part of their care team and beauty routine for years to come. Starting with prophylactic aesthetic treatments, cosmetic maintenance and ultimate rejuvenation, Dr. Zochowski and his staff can provide a full range of options to keep you looking your best at every stage of life. It is Dr. Zochowski’s goal to ensure that every patient feels confident, safe and cared for, whether they are having a complex surgery or cosmetic Botox® injections. If you would like to reach out to Dr. Zochowski to discuss the creation of a personalized treatment plan, please call our office for your consultation.