Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

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Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon
June 18
21:35 2016

You’ve planned the perfect holiday: a week-long luxury vacation after months of research and discussing options with experienced travel professionals. You have your required travel documents, all necessary medication, and you’ve scoured the restaurant and hotel reviews to ensure your dream holiday will be fulfilled. You are fully prepared, to the last detail, for an experience that you expect to treasure for years to come.

You have planned and prepared so much for this holiday–so, why wouldn’t you do the same for a plastic surgeon?

In order to save money, many patients consider plastic surgery procedures without taking into account the reputation and quality of service that accompanies a renowned and reliable clinic. We know it may be pricey—but is a lower price worth the cost that comes with it?

What you need to know is this: the expertise of a board-certified surgeon is an important factor, but it is also the availability and client treatment that makes surgery more than just a procedure—it makes it enjoyable.

Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

When looking for a plastic surgeon, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that your doctor have at least six years of training and experience in surgery, with three years specifically in plastic surgery. They should also be board-certified by The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Your surgeon should be specially trained for the procedure you are requesting, confirming how frequently they perform the procedure.

One of the common and most important factors is the amount of time your surgeon is dedicated to spending with you. The care and all precautions they will take with their procedure will guarantee safety—both before and after surgery.

Following the surgery, confirm that you will have consistent follow-ups with your doctor at regular increments, offering daily, weekly, and monthly consultations to ensure the appropriate healing process.

The availability of clinic staff is also crucial in this decision. In the event that your surgeon has few staff to accommodate and they are juggling too many clients, the significance of your surgery may go unnoticed.

Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

Under The Microscope, Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

Look for surgeons with staff that will be readily available throughout the process, answering your questions immediately and thoroughly so you are informed and comfortable with the preparation and healing processes.

Your experience with this life-changing decision can have both long-term and short-term effects. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients ask surgeons whether they have hospital admitting privileges in case of complications after surgery, also contacting the hospital to verify the surgeon’s privileges.

If the doctor has an in-office operating suite, ask if it is certified. It’s not just preferable that the availability of a completely functional operating facility and recovery area exist for your comfort—it is essential.

When a more experienced (and potentially expensive) clinic offers better quality, it may seem like the obvious choice—but not obvious enough if you’re still trying to pinch pennies. If you can imagine the results that you deserve, then the time and care into researching the procedure and results are just as vital. Don’t choose a clinic just to get things done—choose a clinic you can live with.

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