Yes, I definitely want a surgeon with a good deal of procedures under his belt, but I don't subscribe to the theory that young is a bad thing for a medical provider. I think you can build an argument that goes either way (Is the young doctor not experienced enough? Does the older doctor embrace the new techniques and is he/she keeping educated?)
There are incompetent well-seasoned surgeons out there, just as there is brilliance straight out of residency, and my hunch is that age doesn't have a thing to do with it. I think its important for us to evaluate each doc on their individual merits, experiences and accomplishments and find who is a right fit for each of us....personally.
I had breast cancer and a mastectomy in the past, and for almost 20 years I was told that I couldn't be reconstructed by the veteran docs. Enter a fresh-scrubbed young surgeon, new to private practice. He worked wonders and did what all the other docs said wasn't possible. I'm so glad I didn't let his age taint my decision to move forward. I couldn't be happier with the results.
I've done a little research on Vartanian.....I've reviewed his before and after photos, spoken with his staff, asked about his pricing, checked his medical license and board certification---so far, so good! I have to say, I'm genuinely looking forward to my upcoming consultation him.