The Bella Vou clinic in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is celebrating the achievements of lead surgeon Amir Nakhdjevani, who has been named as one of 2016’s top influencers in cosmetic medicine by RealSelf.
Mr Nakhdjevani was the only cosmetic surgeon in Europe, and one of only two practitioners outside North America, to make the RealSelf 100 award list, which recognises 2016's top RealSelf influencers in cosmetic and aesthetic medicine. The medical professionals who featured in the annual RealSelf 100 list represent the top 1% of the 11,000 doctors registered on the RealSelf community.
RealSelf is the most trusted online platform providing information about elective cosmetic procedures. The site provides a platform for people considering surgery to find and connect with doctors and clinics, and enables RealSelf members to share their treatment experiences and photos, along with doctor reviews, costs, and candid opinions.
Mr Nakhdjevani said:
In 2016, more than 82 million people visited RealSelf to research cosmetic treatments and connect with local medical professionals. The internet is now one of the primary means by which prospective clients research cosmetic surgery procedures; therefore it is vitally important that forward-thinking practitioners engage with the online community to provide advice and guidance about cosmetic surgery options.
It is a great honour to have our contribution recognised by RealSelf, which is the largest and most well-regarded platform connecting members of the public with aesthetic practitioners.
The RealSelf 100 award, now in its seventh year, honours the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes throughout 2016. This elite group of 100 doctors has excelled at sharing its expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of RealSelf community members actively searching for information and the right provider, and together contributed 25 percent of the half a million answers posted on RealSelf in 2016.
Entry into the RealSelf 100 is based on three criteria: the quantity and quality of patient reviews, engagement with the RealSelf community via questions and answers, and the sharing of before and after treatment photos.
Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf, said:
The RealSelf 100 represents an exclusive group of doctors who embody both excellent patient service and an ongoing commitment to educating consumers shopping in the aesthetics market. Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.
The full list of awarded doctors is available at www.realself.com/rs100.