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How to Choose the Plastic Surgeon?

Dr. Zampell is dedicated to helping patients achieve their cosmetic aspirations and offering an exceptional experience. Among the numerous highly qualified and accomplished professionals available, she truly shines. It is essential to bear in mind that while possessing a wealth of expertise and experience is a prerequisite, the human connection you establish with your surgeon is equally invaluable. When embarking on the journey of breast reconstruction surgery, it is a substantial endeavor, and you should experience emotional support and a profound sense of understanding from your surgeon, who will be there every step of the way to provide guidance and preparation.

How Did Dr. Zampell Begin Her Medical Career?

Dr. Zampell’s passion for excellence in plastic surgical outcomes is rooted in her desire to bridge art and science. Although offered a full scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design, she pursued undergraduate studies at Emory University where she immersed herself in pre-medical studies and performed extensive scientific research in tumor immunology. She graduated summa cum laude in biology and went on to pursue her medical degree at Ohio State University.

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What is Dr. Zampell’s Training Background?

Following medical school, Dr. Zampell completed residency training in plastic surgery at New York University’s Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. It was during this training that she began to merge the practice of surgical excellence with mindful attention to aesthetic ideals.

During her residency, she continued basic science and clinical research, including completion of a three year dedicated research fellowship in lymphedema pathophysiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York where she obtained competitive grant funding from the Department of Defense and Plastic Surgery Education Foundation for breast cancer and lymphedema research. After finishing residency and research fellowship, she then completed a microsurgery fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles.

How Did Dr. Zampell Achieve Her Status as One of the Best Female Plastic Surgeons in Beverly Hills?

Dr. Zampell practiced in New Orleans with her mentor and pioneer of natural tissue breast reconstruction, Dr. Robert Allen, where she directed Ochsner Medical Center’s Center for Breast Reconstruction and served as program director for the Ochsner-LSU microsurgery fellowship. 

In these roles, she worked to advance new methods and broaden the scope of natural tissue breast reconstruction and lymphedema treatment and prevention. She has lectured and published extensively in academic plastic surgery and oncologic journals*. Most recently, Dr. Zampell returned to Beverly Hills to grow her practice of comprehensive breast reconstruction. She continues her commitment to resident education in complex reconstruction by practicing under the University of California in Los Angeles plastic surgery division at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration.

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What Sets Dr. Zampell Apart?

Dr. Zampell’s vision is to provide highly specialized and comprehensive breast and axillary reconstruction, addressing the breadth of natural tissue and alloplastic methods of breast reconstruction, oncoplastic techniques, and surgical interventions for lymphedema prevention and treatment. Dr. Zampell additionally offers a variety of general plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgeries. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the Women in Microsurgery Group, and the Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction.

Dr. Zampell is fantastic! I went to her for a breast reduction and she worked with me and helped me every step of the way, from appealing to my insurance to cover it to checking on me post-surgery. I'm so happy with my results too! I went down 4 sizes and am very happy with my new, light-weighted breasts. I can't recommend her enough.


Why You Should Only Go to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

Board certification represents a gold standard of excellence, experience, and knowledge. Board-certified plastic surgeons have met rigorous qualifications and examination criteria, representing their skill, training, background, and expertise as surgeons.  

Look for a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification board is governed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). From this organization, board certification indicates an average of sixteen years of post-high school education, which includes supervised training in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

To even sit for a board examination, a plastic surgeon must meet demanding requirements. The examination itself is a  rigorous two-day oral examination of their surgical knowledge, skill, ethics, safety, and effectiveness in performing a range of procedures.

When you choose Dr. Zampell or any other board-certified plastic surgeon, you receive your treatments or procedures from a doctor who has met the highest bar in terms of ethical practice, safety, experience, and education. What does board certification mean? In short, it means you’re in the hands of a surgeon who is fully qualified to safely produce the ultimate in patient satisfaction and care.

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