How to choose a good surgeon

07:44 12 April in Aesthetic Surgery, Confidence, Day Hospital, Somerset Surgery, Surgeons, Surgical

Things to consider

So, you have made the decision to reclaim your confidence. Now you have to choose the right partner. Here are a few things to consider.

Get a referral from a trusted friend who has had a similar procedure to what you are contemplating.

Before making the appointment with your doctor of choice, make sure he or she is a qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The terms ‘aesthetic surgeon’ and ‘cosmetic doctor’ can be confusing. The official specialist qualification allows the surgeon to call him or herself a ‘plastic and reconstructive surgeon’. It is important that you and your surgeon of choice have a rapport and that you feel confident that he or she understands what you would like to achieve with the surgery. The consultation is not only an opportunity for the doctor to understand your needs, but it is also an opportunity for you to assess if you and your surgeon can work together on achieving the desired outcome.