It’s natural to feel apprehensive when undergoing cosmetic surgery for the first time. The last thing you need to add to that apprehension is a nagging concern about the trustworthiness of your surgeon. The trouble is that unless you’re a professional yourself, or have prior experience, it can be tricky to fully assess a surgeon and his or her credentials. Here are a few things to watch for when choosing a surgeon.
If you get the impression that the surgeon under consideration is pushing plastic surgery as a universal answer with no risks and no exceptions, you’re dealing with an irresponsible individual who is simply looking for new customers. It’s crucial that a surgeon address all risks, side effects, and common sense guidelines, rather than just give you a “hard sell” on the procedure.
Similarly, if you feel you’re being rushed into a decision about a procedure, this is a sign that you’re dealing with a less than ethical surgeon. If you’re offered a “one time only” rate valid for one day only or made to think it’s a case of committing now or never, the answer is never. Ethical surgeons want their clients to take their time with their decision, usually insisting on a breathing period after receiving the needed information about the procedure.
A competent surgeon is proud of his or her work and illustrates that with a portfolio of before and after photos. If these case studies are lacking, there should be a question of what the surgeon is hiding. The same is true of client feedback.
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