Dr. Vincent Lepore earns a spot on the prestigious RealSelf 100 list of doctors who share their expertise with people seeking advice from a plastic surgeon online. The San Jose physician joins an elite group of honorees around the U.S.
San Jose, California (April 2014) — Dr. Vincent Lepore (www.vincentleporemd.com) is listed among the top 100 most influential plastic surgery specialists on RealSelf, the leading online community for people interested in cosmetic procedures, where the plastic surgeon from San Jose offers advice and answers user-submitted questions.
“I enjoy interacting with patients and sharing information about medical topics with the general public,” Dr. Lepore says. “RealSelf is an excellent resource for providing a convenient and comfortable way for people to increase their knowledge of a procedure they might be researching.”
As one of the leading plastic surgeons in San Jose, Dr. Lepore’s RealSelf answers are based on extensive experience and training at renowned U.S. medical centers. He completed plastic surgery and general surgery residencies at Stanford University Medical Center, as well as a plastic surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He established Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates in 1987 to serve Silicon Valley residents.
Plastic surgeons who make the RealSelf 100 list are some of the nation’s leading specialists and are dedicated to helping consumers make sound choices when considering a cosmetic procedure. More than 6,000 board-certified surgeons respond to questions on the website.
“In 2013, these 100 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 20% of our total site views centered on helpful answers and information posted by this relatively small group of social influencers,” said Tom Seery, founder and chief executive officer of RealSelf. “The doctors who spend valuable time to engage at this level know that social media is a powerful tool as they work to build authentic, meaningful brands online, and a connection with patients before they visit the practice.”
Dr. Lepore is noted for getting excellent results in body contouring procedures and cosmetic breast surgery, such as liposuction and breast augmentation. He says the key to satisfaction for his San Jose patients is establishing trust and open communication, which begins at the consultation.
“I listen to how patients describe their cosmetic goals and then, together, we establish the best way to meet those goals,” Dr. Lepore says. “The questions I answer on RealSelf are familiar because I hear them at my office virtually every day. While I don’t have the chance to conduct a physical examination, I can help give the users of RealSelf additional information that’s based on all my experience and training.”
Dr. Lepore has posted more 1,100 answers to questions on RealSelf, which is a measure of his commitment to ensuring women and men researching cosmetic procedures get timely, accurate advice.