For cosmetic surgery you should determine who the best in the world is, then go there. You are going to alter the way you look, the person you see in the mirror and the person who has to face the world including family and friends. It is serious business and not something to take lightly. A bad decision could easily destroy your life.
As far as the 1200 grafts are concerned. If we were to put a dollar figure on it, let’s guess $5000. Basically this is what we are talking about, it’s a money issue not really a graft issue. If you had a friend that went for back surgery and came out of it paralyzed and that same surgeon offered a free back surgery of equal value which you really needed would you consider it. Or would you forego the free procedure and choose the best back surgeon in the world. The same answer should apply to the 1200 grafts.
As far as the resume is concerned in my view it is of limited importance. Plenty of surgeons out there are members of various associations, won various awards, have published articles and books, invented this or that, but it all comes down to the quality of the work and how you were treated as a patient.
Take your time and do plenty of research.