Knowing how to properly select a qualified doctor before undergoing any surgical operation will not only keep you away from bad results which can lead to additional costs, heartbreak and a complete waste of time – it can also mean the difference between life and death just like any surgical procedure.
Liposuction is not a simple cosmetic procedure which can easily be corrected so there should be no room for mistakes.
Whether you are looking into getting SMART LIPO or VASER LIPO, make sure you get all the corners in your head cleared because you will be needing all the right people who can answer all the questions you might have in mind.
Remember to choose not only a qualified surgeon, but one where you will be most comfortable with
The following are things you should review well before choosing the hero for your fat blasting procedure;
There should be no arguments anymore that we will only allow ourselves to be operated on by a board certified cosmetic surgeon.
A lot of surgeons who had undergone medical training in another field have recently been joining the cosmetic surgery bandwagon in pursuit of greater profits and unfortunately, the government does not require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer so anyone can be vulnerable to the dangers of ending up with an inexperienced surgeon.
The best way to avoid this is to ask for your doctor’s credentials before agreeing to do the operation.
Only the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is allowed to give education, training and certification to cosmetic surgeons so it will be safe to check if your doctor has passed their requirements.
There is also no harm in asking if your doctor has actual knowledge and experience in the exact procedure you want since every area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills.
Someone who specializes in operating on a breast, which primarily comprises soft tissue may have yet to learn how to operate on a nose with bone, cartilage, and breathing passages.
Again, choose a surgeon who is board certified in cosmetic surgery
and has substantial experience in the procedure you want done considering that each one of them has subspecialties within the field and it is very important that it matches what is required in the operation.
You can probe by asking the doctor how he trained in the procedure you are considering, how many years has he been performing this procedure, and how many times he has performed this type of procedure so you can establish trust.
You can also manage your expectations by looking at before and after photos of your doctor’s patients and checking for consistency.
If you are happy with your surgeon’s aesthetic sense and you are convinced he can do the job because you have seen how other patients with qualities similar to you have improved, then maybe you are already probably looking at a good match here.
As you move closer to actually making the decision, you can ask yourself – do you feel comfortable disclosing your full medical history and habits to this surgeon? Will you trust this surgeon to recommend what’s safe and right for you? Would you feel comfortable asking this surgeon any question you might have throughout the process?
If you answer yes to all of these, congratulations for finally choosing a doctor. You have already finished step one.
But aside from the doctor, other factors you should also be checking would be the overall quality and atmosphere of the clinic and the support team because your safety during surgery depends in large part on the anesthetist and the operating facility.
Check if the operating room has key life support systems in case of emergency.
Again it would not hurt to check with your surgeon where they perform surgery, and double check if the facility has accreditation to operate.
If it is approved by the state medical board where the surgeon operates, it will have AAAASF, AAAHC, JCAHO, IMQ operating facility certification or another designated accrediting body.
You should also ask about the anesthetist’s qualifications.
Check if the person who will be administering your anesthesia is a
Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Lastly, check if the overall client care management of the clinic is flawless as well. It will ensure that you will be served and treated well.
You can notice this a few minutes once you walk inside.
If the front desk officer is friendly, helpful and informs you properly about the risks and realities of surgery and recovery so you can manage your expectations; if they are transparent about the fees and quick to reply whenever you send email inquiries; then you can be rest assured that you are dealing with professionals who are customer service oriented and practice accountability.