To paraphrase Billy Joel; "Welcome to the Age of Jive".
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Unlike, Nascar, Indy 500, Tour De France, The Olympics etc, Plastic surgeons do NOT line their OR tables side by side, compete for the title by operating on identical patients and then have these patients judged by an impartial jury which then awards "the best in class" to each winning surgeon.
This simply does not happen.
While New York Magazine and other similar magazines in different cities throw the Best Doctors titles around quite loosely, the list of the so honored is rather incomplete: It is quite biased by containing some known members of our society but mostly lists surgeons who are full time academicians or hospital employees. Such lists do not list many excellent surgeons who do not employ PR agents to promote and pitch them.
So, just because your surgeon(s) is not listed, does not necessarily make him/her a substandard surgeon. Furthermore, just because he is listed, he/she may not be deserving of that title.
As regards Liposuction, I FULLY agree with several previous postings. The more flowery, STAR WARS, catchy the title, the less I would take the promises seriously.
You do not NEED to have your subcutaneous fat cooked with a laser to get good results. In fact, you may not want to have this done to you at all. A good plastic surgeon produces good liposuction results - period.
Ask to see before-after pictures of former patients like you. Ask to speak with former patients and ask them if they would do it again.
See more than 1 plastic surgeon and see who treated you better and listened to your concern; judge for yourself.
Then, armed with this information, put down your Luke Skywalker laser saber and make a RATIONAL, EDUCATED choice on which surgeon you trust most and go with him / her.