Research Thoroughly before Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon
Posted Feb 01 2013 3:46am
Now-a-days everyone wants to look their best, especially since this is possible with the many cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery options available. However, when choosing a plastic surgeon some things are to be kept in mind. Though it may take some time and sincere effort on your part to find the right surgeon, it is important to research thoroughly before choosing one.
What to Check before Finalizing Your Surgeon
Degree/ basic qualification: make sure that the surgeon is well qualified and possesses the license to perform the cosmetic or plastic surgery you are planning to undergo. Only a qualified surgeon will have knowledge regarding the various surgical options.
Experience: the experience of the surgeon also plays a key role in determining the success of the surgery. Ideally he/she should be a specialist in their field and must be providing plastic surgery procedures on a regular basis. You will have a safe and successful surgery when it is carried out by a professional, experienced surgeon.
Some surgeries are complicated and hence require a team of experienced and qualified surgeons. If yours is such a procedure, ensure that the facility you go to offers the services of reliable surgeons.
Comfort level: the person undergoing surgery should be comfortable with the surgeon. If you do not get positive vibes from the surgeon, it is best not to choose that surgeon. This is because patient-doctor relationship matters a lot. Surgery may sometimes be stressful, so it is the duty of the surgeon to make you feel comfortable and easy. Always communicate well with your doctor because this is the only way to get to know the doctor.
Time and patience: a surgeon should always have time to spare for the patient so that he/she can listen to your specific requirements and plan a customized procedure. Ensure that the surgeon is not in a hurry to perform the surgery because it can lead to unwanted results. Your surgeon should spend enough time listening to your concerns.
Location: the surgeon and the plastic surgery facility should be accessible easily because you may need to visit the doctor very often. So you should always try to choose a surgeon close by.
Caring support staff: this is another important thing to consider. Your plastic surgeon should be supported by dedicated nurses and other staff who will provide excellent care during and after your surgical procedure.
Follow-up Consultations: Ideally, your plastic surgeon should provide follow-up consultations to monitor your progress. This is important because it will allow the surgeon to evaluate you and provide constructive advice required any, to maintain the aesthetic results obtained via plastic/cosmetic surgery.