How to Avoid Cosmetic Surgery Disaster and Malpractice
The cosmetic plastic surgery industry has greatly improved over the years. Unfortunately, there are still some cases where a cosmetic treatment becomes a disaster. However, these cosmetic surgery nightmares and malpractices can be easily prevented with a little legwork on your part. Here are some bad plastic surgery prevention tips:
Dig, investigate, research – Now is the right time to show the detective in you! And the Internet is your best tool to find out information about various cosmetic treatments. Familiarise yourself about the particular operation you’re interested in so that you’re well-informed when you discuss it with your surgeon.
Solicit referrals – The best referrals are those that come from friends and loved ones who have undergone the treatment that you want. You may also ask your family doctor, including references of the plastic surgeon’s works.
Authenticate credentials – Verify your surgeon’s documents and qualifications before saying yes to any of his/her services. Ask about board certification, number of experience and number of times he/she has done the treatment that you want. These information would help you decipher whether or not this doctor is truly legit and skilled. In the UK, look for consultants who are members of BAAPS and BAPRAS.
Get pre-examined – Medical exam before a cosmetic procedure is required to ensure you’re fit to undergo surgery. This would also determine if you have health problems like diabetes, heart disease, smoking habit, which may complicate the operation.
Don’t be a cheapskate – Price is undoubtedly a determining factor for most patients. However, you shouldn’t go for a particular doctor or service just because it’s the cheapest in town. Otherwise, you just might get what you pay for—cheap and poor-quality plastic surgery! So be very wary of plastic surgery clinics offering rock-bottom prices, discount coupons and the likes that are too good to be true.
Remember to choose your doctor wisely and refer to these tips above to steer clear of plastic surgery mishaps, horror stories and malpractices.