You can evaluate cosmetic surgeons online. How: Look for dozens of before-and-after photos, not just two or three per procedure… a detailed professional biography of the cosmetic surgeon… which should show that he/she has board certification, plus a cosmetic-surgery fellowship, and a practice that is 100% cosmetic surgery… an option for a virtual consultation… you send in photos, which the surgeon then alters using a computer to show how you could look, then have a discussion by phone… plenty of patient histories, including at least one or two that match yours closely… video of the doctor and information about the staff, so you can get a sense of the practice even before you visit the office for a consultation.