Cosmetic surgery is an elective surgery you choose to repair a part of your body that has been damaged due to injury, imperfections, or disease, or when you want to improve the look of a part of your body. An example of cosmetic surgery used to repair the body, is a woman who chooses breast reconstruction surgery after having a mastectomy. An example of someone using cosmetic surgery to improve the look of a body part is a rhinoplasty (a nose job) or surgery to remove cellulite.
When someone chooses cosmetic surgery like any surgery, it is an emotional decision. The person feels that it is important and yet they know that surgery carries with it many risks. To minimize any concerns about the surgery, anyone electing to have cosmetic surgery should make sure that they select a wonderful surgeon with all of the best qualities. Here is a list of things to look for in the right surgeon for your procedure.
Do Some Research Online
Check out the website for the surgeon and cosmetic surgery clinic. There you can find in depth information about the clinic and the surgeon and also testimonials of previous clients. You should read this and also check online for independent reviews of the surgeon and clinic. People today are happy to tell you if they had a good or bad experience when they spend their money. Read lots of reviews to make that you get a clear understanding of the surgeon and clinic you are thinking about.
Certifications, Registrations and Status
Cosmetic surgeons are medical doctors who have chosen to specialize in their chosen field. As such the surgeon you select should have a medical degree and specialist training in cosmetic surgery from a reputable medical school and be certified by the cosmetic surgery board where they practice. They should display their credentials and those certifications should be current and show that they are in good standing. You can check with a local medical board about a particular surgeon to make sure that they are certified. This will ensure that they are qualified to perform your surgery with no problems.
When you visit a cosmetic surgery clinic you will get to meet the surgeon. This person should treat you warmly and make you feel comfortable. The surgeon should give you a full examination and discuss with you what you would like to have done and the best options for you. The surgeon should ask lots of questions about your past, your life, any medical conditions, any fears and concerns you have and why you selected him or her as your surgeon. They should also make sure that any questions you have get answered fully. You should be prepared with a list of questions for the surgeon about his or her background, your surgery, and the clinic.
Make sure to ask how many times the surgeon has performed the procedure you seek because you want someone very experienced. Make sure that you feel absolutely comfortable and how questions are answered and how you are treated by the surgeon and the staff.
Look at the Clinic
The clinic and offices that you visit should be clean and new looking. Surgeons make a lot of money and there is no excuse for dirty or old looking offices. It the office is not spotless, this can say that they are not very professional or that the clinic is not doing well financially. So if the places looks dirty or run down, take your business elsewhere.
Cosmetic surgery is a big deal. But to make sure that you get the best surgeon and to protect your health, follow this guideline. Doing your homework in advance can ensure that you get the right surgeon for your cosmetic surgery.