Undergoing surgery is a significant event and with the increasing number of surgeons and care providers it can be challenging to know who you should choose. We have therefore put together this post to help guiding you.
𝟭 – 𝗘𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
It is important for the surgeon you trust to have the appropriate skills, training and experience. You can check their registration within the following governing bodies:
𝟮 – 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴
Your surgeon should as you questions about why you want to undergo a particular procedure, medical history, previous operations, medications, lifestyle and carrying out a full clinical examination.
𝟯 – 𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
This is important for you to build a trusting relationship with your surgeon. You should feel comfortable to ask them questions and have the confidence that they will be able to take care of you and any complications, should they arise. Ask as many questions as you like and ensure you know everything from other options, the time leading up to your operation, expectations, aftercare, complications and follow ups.
𝟰 – 𝗘𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱
You should not feel rushed nor pressured into consenting to have surgery (exception of emergencies), in particular when there are time limited offers and discounts. Cosmetic surgery and treatments should never be offered as a prize or deal. Take at least 2 weeks after your consultations to think about your surgery prior to committing.