Cosmetic procedures are becoming more and more commonplace. In 2017, it was reported that roughly 500,000 cosmetic procedures were completed in Australia. Another 2017 study said that one in 10 Australians has either had cosmetic surgery or were intending to do so.
With the number of cosmetic procedures continuing to rise, it’s crucial to know how to choose the right surgeon for you. In this article, we will cover the top tips for your cosmetic surgery in Perth and how to select a qualified surgeon.
What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is typically performed to enhance the existing features of an individual. Some cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
When you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery, you’ll want a thorough understanding of all aspects of your procedure. Whether you research online or talk directly to your preferred surgeon, here are a few areas you should definitely look into:
- Your surgeon’s qualifications
- Cosmetic procedure options
- Cosmetic surgery FAQs
In the end, it’s all about making an informed decision, so keep reading to find out how you can choose the right surgeon.
Find a Qualified Surgeon
Not all surgeons operate with the same level of precision and skill. Take your time and carefully research the cosmetic surgeon you’re thinking of choosing. When you book in for your consultation, don’t feel embarrassed about asking them about their qualifications. A good surgeon has nothing to hide.
You’ll also want to know how long they’ve been practising the particular procedure you’re booking in for and what other procedures they specialise in.
After ensuring that your practitioner is qualified to carry out your procedure, you’ll want to evaluate the customer service and general feeling that you receive from their staff and facility.
Keep in mind; a qualified doctor will never pressure you or provide vague responses. Instead, a good, experienced cosmetic surgeon will listen to your concerns, answer your questions thoroughly and clearly outline all of the information regarding your procedure.
From the first consultation to the post-surgery follow up, your surgeon should be committed to your cosmetic surgery experience.
Safety and their satisfaction should be their primary concern.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Once you have found a qualified doctor that you are comfortable with, it’s time to begin discussing the cosmetic surgery procedures that you desire.
Each cosmetic surgeon has their own style and operates using slightly different techniques. Therefore, it’s a good idea to look at before and after photos of a similar procedure before your surgery. These pictures can give you an insight into what is possible.
Other Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
During your consultation, it’s essential to be clear what you want to get out of this experience, and if you have any concerns regarding the procedure.
Additionally, this is the time to ask your surgeon any other questions that you have about your surgery. Some questions to consider are:
- Are there any risks associated with the procedure? If so, what are they?
- How many times have you performed this procedure? Have there been any complications?
- Are there other options available that would give me similar results?
- What will the procedure cost?
- What is my expected post-surgery recovery?
Qualified, Experienced Cosmetic Surgeons in Perth
Dr Goldman is a qualified specialist surgeon in Perth. He has been awarded FRACS, is a fully qualified surgeon (B.SC (hons), MB.CH.B.) with 35 years of cosmetic surgery experience. On top of this, he holds a science degree in Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology.
He, and his team, will ensure that you are well-informed, comfortable and safe throughout your entire cosmetic surgery experience.