Online resource RealSelf announces the RealSelf 100, a compilation of the top-rated and most-engaged plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic physicians on the site in 2016.

In addition, for the second year, RealSelf announces the RealSelf 500, composed of 400 additional RealSelf physicians who have committed to consumer education in 2016, according to a media release from RealSelf.

Professionals who contribute to RealSelf share their expertise, free of charge, with the members of the RealSelf community who seek information about elective cosmetic procedures, and find and connect with doctors and clinics.

Those included on the RealSelf 100 list have together contributed 25% of the estimated half a million total answers posted to RealSelf in 2016, the release notes.

Criteria for inclusion on the list are 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.

“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,” says Tom Seery, founder and CEO of RealSelf.

“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.”

[Source(s): RealSelf, PR Newswire]