Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is a decision that patients will live with for the rest of their lives. A cosmetic procedure that gives successful results will make them feel more confident in the coming years.
On the other hand, when they choose a surgeon who lacks experience, there is a higher probability to get a poor outcome, which can bring about more expenses, time and heartache.
To get the desired results, it is critical to look for a cosmetic surgeon who is board certified and has years of experience in the procedure being considered.
See to it that the cosmetic surgeon has the required board certification.
Most people think that all surgeons who pass the medical boards are qualified to carry out the surgical procedures they offer, but in truth, they are not required by the government to undergo training in the procedures they advertise.
Such a problem is most acute in the field of cosmetic surgery, since a lot of doctors that are trained in general surgery and other medical areas have jumped on the cosmetic surgery bandwagon to pursue more profits.
There should be a reliable way for patients to know if their surgeon of choice has proper training and enough experience in cosmetic surgery.
Make sure that the surgeon is experienced in specific procedures being considered
Cosmetic surgery has many areas, each of which requires various skills. A nose operation using breathing passages, bone and cartilage is a lot more different from a breast operation, which essentially consists of soft tissue.
Taking this into account, cosmetic surgeons can also have subspecialties in their field. So, it is best to decide on a surgeon with board certification in cosmetic surgery and considerable experience in the procedure being considered.
Information that patients need to know about their surgeon:
- The kind of training in the procedure being considered;
- Years of experience in performing this procedure;
- Number of years this type of procedure has been performed;
Decide on a surgeon with the most appealing aesthetic sense
Each individual has his/her own perception of beauty so what may be beautiful to one person may not look attractive to another. That is why it may be hard to rely solely on a friend’s recommendation or a surgeon’s experience. Patients need to examine the results for every surgeon they interview.
Know more about the operating facility
A patient’s safety during a surgical procedure relies largely on the anaesthesiologist and operating facility. Operating rooms should be accredited and have key life support systems if ever anything goes wrong.
More information needed:
- Patients should know the facility where their surgeon of choice performs surgical procedures and its accreditation level.
- Learn about the anaesthesiologist’s credentials. To ensure safety, it is best to choose a board certified anaesthesiologist or registered nurse anaesthesiologist to administer the anaesthesia.