If you are planning to undergo cosmetic surgery, it is important that you consider both the safety and efficacy of your procedure. In order to inform and guide prospective cosmetic surgery clients in selecting the right surgeon for them, we have prepared this article, click this link.
1. For us, plastic surgeons, it is challenging to perform surgery that both improves the aesthetics as well as the function of our anatomy. This should provide an enjoyable experience for patients. Cosmetic procedures must comply with local regulations, regardless of whether they are minor or significant. Surgeons as well as patients will be happy with the outcome of their surgery. It is important that your surgeon puts the safety of you and others first.
2. A good question to ask is about their credentials in academics and the training they have received for aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The training must be completed at a recognized institute in 6 to 8 years. General Surgery Program takes 3-4 years, followed by Burns/Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery for 3 years. Few institutions in the Philippines have plastic surgery training programs recognized and accredited locally by doctors’ associations (Philippine College of Surgeons ; Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery ; and Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Surgeons). Plastic surgeons who are certified by the board do not necessarily have training. For a doctor to understand fully the complexity of plastic surgery he or she cannot just do a year’s worth of training, or observe in an unaccredited facility.
3. If you want to undergo a cosmetic surgery, an experienced surgeon will determine your eligibility. The surgeon should have the ability to explain all your options, including their risks and give you advice about which surgery is best for your needs. Choose a surgeon who is familiar with non-surgical, minimally invasive and other options for your particular needs. He should also be able explain to you their pros and cons. It is important to understand that each cosmetic procedure has different results. Each patient is unique and must be treated as such. Everybody has their personal standards of beauty.