Cosmetic surgery is a very delicate operation. Thus, the risk involved is quite high. It is therefore necessary to be highly critical while selecting the surgeon who you want to do the surgery. There are many surgeons out there to choose from, each having an expertise in different areas of surgery. After having decided on the type of surgery, one may take help from experts on choosing the plastic surgeon. Ultimately though, it is the choice of the customer and their personal decision. There are some good pointers which might help in selecting the right doctor.
Talking to the Surgeon
First of all, it is better to check up on the professional history of the surgeon and at least consult one of his former patients. It is also necessary to talk to the surgeon before appointing him/her. Do not be intimidated by the surgeon. Remember, it’s just a sort of interview. Talk straight and to the point. ~You might consider yourself as the employer as you’re the one hiring the surgeon. Another important thing is to not to go and consult the doctor with a pre conceived idea about the operation. It is advisable to not go according to a trend or fashion. Just tell the surgeon where and what are the problems you are facing and let him decide on the best cure.
What to note
It is essential to get complete knowledge of the operation that one is considering. Firstly, the procedure and the expected result should be known. One must also ask the surgeon the cost of the operation, the risks involved, possible side effects and things necessary during healing. The answers from the surgeon would ascertain whether or not he is well qualified to do the operation or not. If the doctor sounds unsure, or is unwilling to listen, it is better to try looking for a different one. Ask the surgeon for the surgery pictures of past patients. Take a look at the differences in the figure and looks before and after the operation. It is the right of the patient to ask for these photos as proof of the work. Following these steps would certainly help in making the right choice of surgeon.