The decision to have any form of surgery should be one that you come to after careful consideration. If you woke up this morning and thought “I think I’ll get a nose job,”, then this isn’t the best decision for you. Take the time to read articles like this one to find out more about your options and complications of plastic surgery.
Do not get cosmetic surgery from a surgeon whom you have not checked out. You want to make sure that your surgery goes well, and that the surgeon who is conducting the surgery on you is trustworthy. You can ask previous patients to figure out if the doctor is reliable or not.
Find out how long it will take you to recover after the surgery. Ask about how much pain you should expect. Perhaps you should take painkillers, or plan on spending a few days in bed after your surgery. Make all the arrangements necessary before, going to surgery if you should expect a long recovery.
Make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the equivalent for the surgeon’s home country. The websites for these agencies can quickly tell you if the surgeon in question is certified. Certification is so important because any physician can legally perform any type of medical procedure; certification ensures they’ve a special training in plastic surgery.
You may have some sort of conflict with your surgeon because, they refuse to do a procedure for you. There is probably a good reason for this, and they are looking out for your best interests. Listen to them. If you want, look to another doctor for a second opinion.
Give sufficient deference to your doctor’s opinion. If a surgeon tells you not to have a particular surgery done, there’s more than likely a reason as to why. You can get the advice of a second well-respected surgeon if you disagree with your doctor. Following this protocol ensures that any surgical procedure you have done is much safer.
Do not go abroad to get surgery because of cheaper prices. Going to another country is a good option, if you have a way to make sure your surgeon is properly trained and licensed. And will perform the operation in an accredited facility. Stay away from countries where surgeons are not legally required to have a license.
Use the internet to see what malpractice suits have been brought against the surgeon and how they were resolved. A good search will yield results in other states, as well as your own. This information will allow you to get a glimpse of how satisfied former patients are and how well the surgeon handles medical procedures.
As you can see, there is a lot going on here. There are so many different procedures, techniques, doctors, costs, recoveries and complication possibilities. Take your time to do a lot of careful thinking about this matter. This article is a jumping point for your own internal dialogue and decision-making process.