Safety Advice for Cosmetic Surgery

Results, quality, and safety are factors you should take into account while considering any cosmetic surgery treatment. The purpose of the following essay is to inform and direct potential cosmetic surgery patients on how to choose the best surgeon to achieve their objective.

  1. Any operation intended to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of the human body is an artistic challenge for us Plastic surgeon Novena and ought to be a positive experience for the patient. All cosmetic treatments, whether small or significant, should be performed in accordance with safety regulations enforced and established by local authorities. When your aim is attained after the surgery, both the surgeon and the client requesting the treatment experience a sense of emotional fulfilment and happiness. However, your surgeon’s first goal should be the security and wellbeing of the patient.
  2. Enquire about your surgeon’s educational background and formal training in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Before a doctor to call oneself a plastic surgeon, he or she had to complete 6 to 8 years of rigorous training in burns, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery at a recognised facility after graduating from medical school. This would consist of a 3 to 5 year general surgery programme and a 3 year programme in reconstructive, cosmetic, and aesthetic plastic surgery. There are very few training facilities in the Philippines that provide plastic surgery programmes that are certified and recognised by the regional organisation of surgeons (Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Board of Plastic and Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons). Even though they are board qualified, many physicians nowadays still do cosmetic surgery treatments. This includes non-doctors as well. Given the complexity of the plastic surgery specialty, a doctor cannot fully understand all the concepts and procedures involved in plastic cosmetic surgery by just completing a year or more of observership or training at an unaccredited facility.
  3. A surgeon who has a strong background in cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgery should be able to assess your candidacy for the procedure you’re thinking about. He must be able to explain to you all of your alternatives, the dangers involved, and the best course of action to take in order to achieve your goals. Your surgeon should be aware of any less invasive or non-surgical techniques that might meet your requirements and be able to explain their benefits and drawbacks to you. Please be aware that there is no one-size-fits-all cosmetic surgery that will provide patients their desired outcomes. We should approach and treat each patient differently since we all have different ideas of what is beautiful.
  4. Avoid looking for the cheapest doctor, and even more importantly, avoid being duped by false offers. Know the credentials and academic history of your surgeon. If his offer is reasonable and safe, pay attention to it. Your surgeon’s speciality or training may be verified by contacting any medical society. You may also question friends and prior patients about your surgeon’s qualifications. If they have a website, try visiting it. Your surgeon should be able to provide you information about his education, area of expertise, and length of training.
  5. Your surgeon must be able to thoroughly go through all your available alternatives with you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; a skilled Plastic surgeon Novena should be able to address any of your concerns about the operation you want to have done. By doing this, the surgeon may build a relationship with their patients and create a cosy setting.
  6. Avoid getting liquid silicon injected into your breasts, nose, or any other area of your body. Due to its unpredictability and complexities, as well as its unfavourable effects including extrusion and infection, the use of silicon oil injection has long been abandoned and criticised. In order to support the usage and safety of the product he is attempting to sell, your doctor must be able to give you with data or a clinical research.
  7. Avoid using newer surgeries, medications, and prostheses until long-term studies have been done to demonstrate their effectiveness, results, and safety. Find out whether it has been approved for use by domestic and international regulatory bodies like the US-FDA and the Department of Health, etc. Instead than focusing on price, assess the product’s quality, safety, and effectiveness.
  8. Pay attention to whether your surgeon’s office or cosmetic clinic was able to get local Health Department certification and exceed specific safety standards. However, be aware that certain treatments are better carried out in a hospital environment.