When you’re going through a cosmetic surgery, as a patient you need to instill plenty of trust into your surgeon.
It’s natural to feel apprehensive about your safety and whether your surgery will result in the appearance that you want.
You have a right to be wary about which plastic surgeon you choose and this is why you should take time before you make a decision on which practice or plastic surgeon to choose.
Thorough research should be conducted prior to your surgery and there should be plenty of considerations that you make before going ahead. So if you’re looking for a plastic surgeon and are unsure about what to look for, here are some points to consider when you’re looking for the right one to perform your procedure.
Experience of the surgeon
The more experience your surgeon has the better chance your results will be, as expected. Surgeons can be better at some procedures than others, so double-check to see if your surgeon has a specific speciality that they’ve trained in for years. If it happens to be the surgery that you’re looking to do, it’s ideal. During your consultation, you’ll be encouraged to ask questions about aspects you’re unsure about. This would be the prime opportunity to ask about their experience and how many surgeons they’ve conducted in the past.
Recommendations from people you know
If you have the privilege of having friends that have gone through similar surgical experiences, see if they can provide you with recommendations for surgeons. Even if you don’t, it’s likely they might know someone who has.
Another way to check recommendations is through online reviews and testimonials on websites. Ensure the reviews are legitimate as some can be fake online. Check through reviews to see which surgeons have the best ones. This should help to narrow down your search about which one you think’s best. Websites such as Realself are accomplished websites that specialise in the reviews and testimonials for surgeons that specialise in cosmetic surgery.
Before and after photos
Before and after photos are one of the best ways to analyse a surgeons experience and skill when it comes to their procedures. It’s also a great way to look at case studies similar to yourself to determine how well the procedure turned out.
Surgeons tend to show their best photos online, so when you’re checking them be sure to look out for some red flags.
These tend to be the following:
– Outdated photos or galleries that haven’t been updated for some time
– Lighting appears different in the photos or they’re taken in different places
– There appears to be 2 different people in the before and after photos
Browsing through before and after photos can answer any worries that you had previously about the surgery. It provides a good indication of what you should expect of your results after the surgery has been completed.
Pricing is realistic
It’s not uncommon to think that surgeons and plastic surgeries will offer deals on specific procedures. These tend to happen throughout the year, particularly around Summer time. However, when surgeons are offering standard prices for much lower than the average price, you should find this particularly alarming. It’s unlikely that the surgeon will be skilled in their profession or their cleaning standards are likely to be poor.
Cheap prices for surgical treatments are likely to be risky for your health in the short and long term. They’re most likely offering this as the surgeon is unaware of the market and they don’t have the experience of other experienced surgeons.
Be wary when choosing your surgeon
Plastic surgery is an extremely large commitment and probably something you can’t afford to go wrong. It’s normal to feel scared and worried about going under the knife. Having the reassurance that your surgeon is skilled and qualified can go a long way to making sure you’re in safe hands. Be sure to do your research and question your surgeon about what’s worrying you before going through the surgery.