June 24, 2022 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Top qualities to look out for in the right plastic surgeon


Self-love is essential for healthy living; we eat healthy, exercise, do makeovers, take vitamins, drink weight loss tea, and other strategies because we want to look and feel our best. Unfortunately, when we look in the mirror, sometimes we are not pleased with what we see; saggy breasts, saggy belly, crooked nose, skin burns, or a deformity.

Modifying or reconstructing your appearance can often be done through plastic surgery. Plastic surgery’s fundamental aim is to restore the function and appearance of skin or body tissues; through liposuction (fat removal), Tummy tuck (saggy stomach reconstruction), breast enhancement or reduction (increase or decrease of breast size, nose reconstruction, facelift (anti-wrinkle, and beautifying treatments) and others. Plastic surgery enhances your beauty, it gives you self-love and confidence to be the best version of yourself.

Plastic surgery requires a skillful and delicate approach. The benefits are numerous, but no procedure is without risks. Choosing a surgeon with the qualifications and skills to minimize the risks is a critical endeavor.  When an unqualified person does the surgery, the complications can be severe. There are a series of medical practitioners who offer you “plastic surgery”, but how would you know the best plastic surgeon?

How to know the right plastic surgeon?

Here are the top qualities you should consider when choosing a plastic surgeon.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will provide a neat and safe environment

A dirty environment can lead to infections. Your plastic surgeon must provide clean services to you.  Needles, cotton wool, and other equipment used in the procedure must be clean. An accredited surgical facility should provide the latest technology and expertly trained medical professionals to give you trusted healthcare.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will be board certified

A plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and accredited by The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has successfully passed written and oral examinations, which verifies their extensive knowledge of the entire spectrum of plastic surgery. They are committed to representing the specialty with the highest standards of ethics and patient safety. They possess a mastery of advanced knowledge and skills. .

Many providers may pose as plastic surgeons to perform unauthorized surgeries on innocent people; therefore, you must practice caution before choosing a plastic surgeon.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will be experienced

An experienced plastic surgeon has performed a series of Plastic surgeries over time and is knowledgeable in providing technically excellent care at surgery and in all phases of recovery and healing. There are before and after pictures of surgeries performed and testimonies of past clients; you should ask your surgeon how many procedures like yours have been performed.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will be patient and empathetic

An ideal plastic surgeon should have a pleasing bedside manner and express understanding of your particular situation.  The surgeon should have a kind approach to behavior and speech, which should be evident in the way the surgeon treats patients and staff.  You should not feel pressured and be able to express your concerns anytime.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will protect my private information

Patient confidentiality will keep a patient’s personal information discrete; you can be open and truthful without worrying that your personal information will get out. A plastic surgeon must ensure secure and private communication with you, and your medical information will also not be shared for your protection.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will provide affordable services

Plastic surgeries don’t come cheap, but that doesn’t mean the most expensive surgery is the best. In plastic surgery, you get what you pay for, but excellent results depend on many factors. Therefore, an ideal plastic surgeon should provide affordable services for patients.

My IDEAL plastic surgeon will provide an in-person physical consultation and a post-operative care

Before the surgery, you must have a physical consultation where you discuss your health and concerns, your medical history, and ask critical questions. The role of the plastic surgeon is to explain the procedure, the benefits, expected outcomes, risks, and potential complications and address your questions.

After a successful surgery, your plastic surgeon must pay attention to your concerns, pain, discomfort, and any changes you notice. A good plastic surgeon will provide post-operative care to patients to guide them on steps to take and not to take.

Meet Dr. Gerard Mosiello, a 3rd-time board-certified plastic surgeon, with expertise in a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures; breast lift surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, breast augmentation and enhancement surgery, facial rejuvenation or facelift, and body contouring.

Dr. Gerard Mosiello received a bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University and pursued graduate studies at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his M.D. at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and graduated with honors in the Alpha Omega Honor Society

Dr. Gerard Mosiello completed his general surgery training in New Jersey and his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 2000, and received his Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery (MCOS-PS) in 2008 and 2018.

Dr. Gerard Mosiello’s private practice, Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery, provides patients with compassionate care with an experienced, patient-oriented staff.

He has been in private practice for over 20 years; he currently provides his services to the residents of Tampa Palms, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and the entire Tampa Bay area. At his Tampa Palms office, he provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere where you can discuss your aesthetic goals. He is a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon who will dedicate his experience to helping you achieve your best self. Dr. Gerard Mosiello provides a personalized approach to patient care with minimal wait times and quality care. He and his staff pride themselves on timely, efficient, and excellent patient care.


When considering any plastic surgery, your health and safety should be paramount concerns. Ask questions, do research, verify board certification, be bold and take action. Beware of those providers posing as plastic surgeons; make your inquiries before putting yourself in their hands. Do your homework! Plastic surgery is a big decision, and being comfortable with your Plastic surgeon and knowing you are in highly skilled and capable hands is crucial.  If you would like to set up a consultation to discuss a procedure, book an appointment with Dr. Mosiello, where your health and safety are the top priority.


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I love Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery ~ Dr. Moseillo, Mary, Nancy & Paula. I had breast cancer and reconstruction with Dr. Moseillo several years ago and knew I would never let anyone perform surgery on me other than him. I decided I wanted to do an Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery). I had the surgery a few months ago, am now at my summer home in Maine and everyone is commenting on how great I look. They have no idea that I had anything done! I keep hearing, “you have amazing eyes”. I am so thrilled with the results, feel 10 years younger and if you’re thinking about this procedure, or any other for that matter, do not hesitate to go to Tampa Palms

Tammy Ahearn

Dr. Mosiello, plain and simply put , is the BEST ! I did a lot of research and he was the one I chose and am very thankful and grateful that I did, as I had consulted with other plastic surgeons from other cancer centers. Dr. Mosiello surpassed in every area. He and his staff truly care and are warm, friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable. Which takes the stress out of any pre surgery or procedure. Knowing you have the best surgeon in your corner is the most important part. Post surgical procedures look amazing and he has saved my life, and has made me whole again. Look no further, he IS the best.

Stacy Kurnot

Dr. Mosiello taught me how to live again after having breast cancer. His staff is truly a blessing. He is an amazing artist and a wonderful Doctor and friend.

Susan Harrigan

I came to Dr. Mosiello’s practice as a reluctant patient who had just been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I have been in several doctors’ office’s during my diagnosis and treatment and Dr. Mosiello’s office is my favorite. He is a very kind, competent surgeon who patiently answered questions and explained things fully. I was given clear post op directions and checked on by the nurse before my first post op visit and someone was always available if I had a question or concern. His staff is amazing! Melissa, Paula, Mary and Carol are all very personable and caring. This is also an office where I did not wait long periods of time to be seen. Things run smoothly and timely. I would highly recommend Dr. Mosiello to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

Melissa H

Dr. Mosiello is an absolute pleasure and privilege to have when in circumstances requiring his knowledge and care. His staff are fantastic as well, all welcoming with a kind smile. Highly recommend this is a doctor and team you can put your trust in.