Cosmetic surgery is a major life changing decision. Sometimes you have been patient enough for years before you actually harp upon the idea of getting it done. When you have actually decided to go under the knife, the most important first step is to get to the right surgeon. It is vital for your safety and the success of cosmetic surgery.
“Life is about making the right decisions and moving on”
1. Ask a friend/ doctor for a referral
Use the advantage of word of mouth from a friend or relative to find a plastic surgeon. Ask a general practitioner. He or she will have insights into local services and may offer impartial advice about surgery and surgeons. Some patients are understandably reluctant to bother their GP with such requests, whilst others feel anxious their GP may be judgemental or regard their aims as frivolous. This sort of attitude is very rare nowadays amongst general practitioners and they do remain to be a reliable source of advice.
2. Find out if the Plastic Surgeon is a Board Certified
In India there are a lot of “So called Cosmetic Surgeons” “Best Plastic Surgeons” “Award winning Plastic surgeons” not actually trained in the field of Plastic Surgery, leave alone specifically cosmetic surgery.
Surgeons who are a member of Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons are specially trained and qualified. You can find a qualified surgeon on this website https://www.iaaps.net/members
To become a IAAPS member a plastic surgeon has
- Graduated( MBBS) from medical school
- Completed training in General Surgery (DNB/MS)
- Super specialisation in Plastic Surgery (DNB/MCh) in recognised institute
- Two years of experience
Looking at these qualifications is important because there are a lot of non- surgeons and quacks practicing as cosmetic surgeons, who are not actually trained for the job.
When you choose an IAAPS member, you can be confident that you have made an excellent choice.