The Benefits of Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon

Reviewing a surgeon’s background and experience are very important objectives to keep in mind when searching for the right plastic surgeon. But what about the gender of the surgeon? Though to some prospective patients this factor may seem irrelevant, many others prefer a female surgeon.

The consultation is the ideal moment for a prospective patient to share her concerns with the doctor without experiencing a sense of embarrassment or shying away from a certain topic. While it is not proven or to be insinuated that female plastic surgeons are more qualified than male surgeons when it comes to female-specific procedures, such as breast augmentation and breast lift surgery, a female surgeon can innately identify with the patient’s anatomy – how the body develops and can change with age. In addition, many women do not feel comfortable undressing or showing their most private areas to a male doctor. So the decision to choose a female surgeon may be based on a woman’s need to feel comfortable talking freely about her problem areas.

Male patients, including those in and around the Columbia, MD area, may favor a female plastic surgeon for comparable reasons, as they also want to experience a certain level of comfort during the consultation. Men, who are typically prideful and competitive, may also turn to a female plastic surgeon for the reason that they may not want to show signs of weakness and insecurity in front of a male doctor (especially when the patient’s concern is about having female-like breasts, a condition known as “gynecomastia”). Their minds may avert them from candidly discussing the areas of the body they would like to improve upon when in front of a male surgeon. The empathetic ear and “motherly feel” of a female surgeon may ultimately encourage patients of both genders to truly open up.

When searching for a knowledgeable, skilled doctor, consider Maryland female plastic surgeon Janet P. Woodyard, M.D., F.A.C.S. Her credentials include board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Patients can be at ease knowing that our Baltimore, MD, female plastic surgeon has the experience and training to perform an array of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Woodyard offers her patients various treatments in facial rejuvenation and body contouring, providing a gentle touch and natural-looking results, while maintaining an artist’s eye for proportion and form.

Dr. Woodyard will weigh the possible options for each patient prior to determining which procedure is right for him or her. Some of the body contouring options available at her practice includes:

  • Breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”): Breast implants are inserted through a predetermined incision in order to enlarge the breasts. Baltimore breast augmentation patients can choose between either saline or silicone gel filled breast implants.
  • Tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty”): Baltimore tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Woodyard will make an incision in the lower abdomen, remove excess skin, and tighten the underlying muscles. Patients will attain a flatter midsection with a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck.
  • Liposuction (“lipoplasty”): Through tiny incisions, a long tube called a “cannula” is inserted into the target area. Excess fatty tissue is surgically removed, and Baltimore liposuction surgeon Dr. Woodyard will slim and reshape certain areas.

With the warmth of Dr. Woodyard and her excellent staff, you may anticipate that your needs will be met to the highest standards. To see previous patient results produced by Dr. Woodyard, feel free to view our before and after plastic surgery photos. Dr. Woodyard’s patient testimonials will also give you an idea of the meticulous, individualized care she provides each patient.

Feel free to contact the office of our Owings Mills, MD female plastic surgeon by calling (410) 363 9000. If you prefer, you may also fill out our online contact form.