Asking a cosmetic surgeon to prove their worth prior to making any kind of booking isn’t important, it’s essential. These days, it’s all too easy for any amateur with a bunch of made up credentials to launch a pretty website and claim to be offering the best results in the business, only to be offering anything but in reality. Cosmetic surgery is all about achieving long-lasting results that have the potential to change a person’s life for the better. As such, to take chances on the surgeon’s prowess or capabilities represents an unacceptable risk.
With this in mind, what kinds of things should you be looking for in a standout cosmetic surgeon?
First and foremost, you need a surgeon with sufficient experience and a proven track record. Of course, all surgeons have to start somewhere and things cannot be rushed along, but at the same time and purely from a patient’s perspective, there’s a lot to be said for choosing a surgeon that’s been doing what they do for years, ideally decades. The longer their history and larger their portfolio, the better.
There are certain ways in which less-reputable surgeons can be quickly ruled out. For example, do they put pressure on patients to make decisions? Do they act as though all surgeries are 100% safe? Do they shy away from talking about the risks? Do they insist on charging for consultations? Any of these can be an indicator of a surgeon you really do not want to entrust with your health and well-being.
And finally, the only way of hearing the real truth about a surgeon prior to undergoing a procedure is to consider the views and feedback of wholly impartial past customers. Check out the surgeon’s feedback in full and at length ahead of time to get a good idea of who it is you’re dealing with.