If you have thoroughly thought about getting a plastic surgery, one major thing that you should always consider is the cosmetic surgeon that you are dealing with. Once you’ve found a reputable and qualified cosmetic surgeon, the results would often provide confidence, better self-esteem and relief to the patient. On the other hand, once the operation failed, it will cost you your beauty, time, money and of course, a broken heart. So as much as possible, you should always choose the right cosmetic surgeon just for you. Here are some tips in doing so:
Look for their board certification
Do not be like the rest of the people who depend on the state medical boards in order to evaluate whether or not a certain cosmetic surgeon is qualified or not. However, you should always keep in mind that the government in all states will not require a training for surgeons on the field that they are specialized. That’s why, as much as possible, you should ask for a certification on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. If they can provide you with it, rest assured that your cosmetic surgeon is qualified and reputable on the said procedure.
Ask about their experience
Now that you know that they are qualified, you should also remember that there are skills needed in different operations because not all operations and procedures are the same—just as operating with the breast is far from operating the nose. Ask about their experience. Open-ended questions such as “How did you train in the procedure that you are going to perform?”, “How long have you been performing with this kind of procedure?”, “How many times have you experienced performing this procedure?”, “Can I talk to your patients who have undergone the same procedure?” will be a great start-up in evaluating your cosmetic surgeon.
Consider the aesthetics
In order for you to be compatible with your cosmetic surgeon, you need to share the same perception of beauty. Look at your face closely in the mirror and if possible, go find some patients who have undergone the same procedure that you are going to. Have they achieved the look that you are trying to have? For facial procedure, just refer to patients who have identical facial structure just as you and for those who are about your age. For breast procedures on the other hand, make sure that you share the same torso and breast shape. And for body procedures, patients who have a similar body shape as you can be your best reference.
Consider your emotion
In order for you to be confident with the cosmetic surgeon that you have chosen, make sure that you are comfortable having this surgeon around. If you feel uneasy and uncomfortable working with him or her, you should start looking for another surgeon because you will not likely achieve the look that you wanted to be. Also consider your medical history I order to make sure that you are really advisable to undergo a plastic surgery.