Every year, we see an increase in the number of men and women having plastic surgery. Every day, it is becoming more normalised, and from tabloids to kitchen tables, we all love to talk about the gorgeous and horrendous results of plastic surgery. Of course, the key to those results that we love so much is finding a good plastic surgeon.
From connecting with the right plastic surgeon that specialises in what you are looking for to finding a clinic where you feel at home, it can be a tricky process.
Ready to meet your perfect doctor? Here’s the ultimate guide to finding the right plastic surgeon for you.
Of course, the first step is to get recommendations for plastic surgeons around Sydney. Do you know anyone who has gotten plastic surgery? Ask them about the experience. What did they like? Where there times they were uncomfortable? Dig into the details.
How many of us even go to a restaurant today without reading reviews? When it comes to plastic surgery, reviews are everything. Read up and, even more importantly, look at photos. Don’t be shy about asking plastic surgeons for pics of their work. A good doctor will be proud of their work and consider sharing it to be part of the process.
While online pics and reviews are valuable, they aren’t foolproof. There is so much misinformation online and you don’t want something from the internet to be your final deciding factor. Put more weight into your experience at the clinic and photos that the doctor can confirm to be his own.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of people out there without any specialised training who are calling themselves cosmetic surgeons. This is why it is so important to ask any prospective doctor about their background to ensure that he or she is truly qualified. In Sydney, there are several professional affiliations for plastic surgeons. Dr Turner is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), and Australian Medical Association (AMA).
One of the biggest red flags is a lack of hospital affiliation. While there are certainly some procedures that can be done in-office, every plastic surgeon must have a local hospital that they work to offer patients space for procedures and recovery.
Consider your first meeting with your potential plastic surgeon to be like a job interview. Bring a list of questions that you would like to ask before hiring a doctor for the job. And, most importantly, remember that no question is stupid. If it crosses your mind, there are thousands of other patients who have asked the same question. If you feel like you can’t be open and honest with your doctor, it’s time to rethink things. If you are too uncomfortable to get all the info you need, you may not be ready to move forward with the procedure.
Are you ready to start the journey? Talk to the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery today! Dr Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training and hands on experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery.