Experience matters: How to choose a surgeonA recent study of more than one million surgeries concluded the more procedures surgeons have performed, the better their patients’ outcomes.

Think of anything you’ve personally tried to master, from playing a musical instrument or learning a sport to speaking a foreign language.

If you were successful, developing the new skill likely took both time and repetition — even if you had some “natural talent” when you started. The same is true with facial plastic surgery: practice makes perfect. And as a practitioner, I’m always striving for perfection. But why does experience matter so much?

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