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Key Considerations for Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Selecting the right plastic surgeon is a crucial decision that can impact not only your cosmetic results but also your overall health and well-being. Whether you’re considering a minor cosmetic procedure or significant reconstructive surgery, finding a qualified and trustworthy surgeon is essential.

Here are some of the key factors to consider, to ensure you choose the best possible professional to achieve your goals.

1. Credentials and Certification

Verify that the surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery. Board certification by organisations like the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Türk Estetik Plastik Cerrahi Derneği - TEPCD), or the equivalent in your country ensures that the surgeon has undergone rigorous training and meets the high standards required in the speciality of plastic surgery.

2. Experience and Specialisation

Look for a surgeon who specialises in the procedure you are interested in. Experience plays a critical role in the surgical outcome, so it’s important to choose a surgeon who has a proven track record in performing the specific surgery you need.

3. Hospital Privileges

Ensure that the surgeon has the privilege to perform plastic surgery in an accredited hospital. Even if your procedure is being performed in an outpatient clinic, hospital privileges indicate that the surgeon has met the hospital’s strict criteria for appointment.

4. Consultation

Schedule a consultation to meet with the surgeon in person. This is a chance to ask questions about their qualifications, experience, and the details of the proposed treatment. A good surgeon will make time to address all your concerns and explain the risks and benefits of the procedure.

5. Before and After Photos

Request to see before and after photos of previous patients who underwent your planned procedure. This can give you a clear idea of the surgeon’s skill and the types of results they achieve. Look for consistency and natural-looking outcomes in their work.

6. Patient Reviews and Testimonials

Read reviews and testimonials from other patients. Feedback from others can provide insights into the surgeon’s skill, bedside manner, and professionalism, as well as the overall satisfaction with the results and care provided by the clinic’s support staff.

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7. Safety and Surgical Facility

Enquire about the surgical facility where your procedure will be performed. Accredited facilities have met strict standards for safety, which is crucial for any surgical procedure. Ensure that there is a qualified anaesthetist present during the procedure.

8. Trust

It’s important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon. Trust, comfort, and clear communication with your plastic surgeon can significantly impact your satisfaction and the overall experience. Choose a surgeon who is approachable, empathetic, and willing to support you through the entire surgical process.

9. Follow-up Care

Good postoperative care is essential for achieving the best results and minimising complications. Discuss with the surgeon their follow-up protocol and what is included in the postoperative care. Knowing that you have comprehensive support after the surgery can make your experience much smoother and less stressful.

10. Cost

While cost should not be the primary factor in choosing a surgeon, it is important to get an all-inclusive quote that covers all aspects of the procedure, including follow-up care. Be wary of prices that seem too good to be true, as they may reflect compromises in the quality of care or hidden fees.

By taking the time to thoroughly research and consider these factors, you can feel more confident in your decision and choose a plastic surgeon who is well-suited to meet your needs and expectations. For more information or to discuss your options further, please contact us.

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