Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery. It is highly personal and should not be taken lightly. The good news is you have time to make the best decision possible for you. Once you decide to have surgery, the next step is to choose a doctor. How will you make the right choice? You will want someone who has the proper training, experience, skills and judgment to give you the best result. You will also be basing your decision on more subjective criteria—trust, rapport, a sense of comfort.