Results, safety and quality are the three main factors to be considered when planning any plastic surgery cost procedure. In order to guide and educate prospective clients on cosmetic surgery, the following article will help them choose the correct surgeon.
1. Surgery that aims to enhance the physical appearance of the human being, both aesthetically and functionally, represents an art challenge for plastic surgeons. The patient should find the experience rewarding. Safety is a priority for all cosmetic procedures. The surgeon, as well the individual seeking the procedure will be satisfied and emotional fulfilled once the desired outcome is reached. It is important that your surgeon prioritizes the safety and health of patients.
2. Ascertain your surgeon’s formal education and academic training in plastic/cosmetic/aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgery. Before a physician can be called a Plastic surgeon, they must have completed 6 to eight years of formal burns aesthetic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery training. This is done at an accredited medical institution following their medical degree. There would be 3 to 6 years of General Surgery Program with 3 years dedicated to Burns, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. The Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Anesthetic Surgeons and the Philippine College of Surgeons are the only local associations that recognize and accept the plastic surgery program of a limited number of training institutions. Many doctors, including non-doctors, perform cosmetic procedures, even though they are not board certified in plastic surgery. The complexity of plastic and cosmetic surgery requires more than just a month or a full year of observation or training at an unaccredited facility.
3. The surgeon should have a strong foundation in Cosmetic/Aesthetic plastic surgery to be able assess whether or not you would make a good patient for the procedure you want. A surgeon should be able discuss the risks associated with each option and recommend which one is most suitable to reach your goals. You should ask your surgeon if there are non-surgical, less invasive methods that can meet your needs. They will be able explain the pros and cons of these procedures. You should be aware there are no universal cosmetic procedures that can achieve the desired results for all patients. As we each have our own definition of what is beautiful, it’s important to treat every patient individually.