How to choose the right surgeon for your Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is considered an elective procedure which means it’s not an immediate requirement and therefor you get to choose what, when, where and who should perform your surgery. 

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a life changing event. While the cost of surgery is an important factor to consider, it is also crucial to remember that you will live with the outcome of the surgery for the rest of your life.

Since no two persons are the same: each patient therefore needs an individualised treatment plan. Your highest priority should be on finding the best provider for your specific needs.  

It is always advisable for you to take as much time as you need before making a decision by doing lots of your own research.

  1. Choose a surgeon with an abundance of experience and documentation of previous surgeries and if possible request to speak to at least one patient who have had the same surgery you have chosen. For a plastic surgery procedure, choose a plastic surgeon rather than a doctor from another specialty that performs plastic surgery. 
  2. Look for a surgeon that you are comfortable with and who listens and explain to you the procedure in the language you understand. 
  3. It is important to ensure that the surgeon you choose understands your expectation and agrees that they are realistic and attainable. 
  4. Make sure your surgery will be performed in an accredited medical centre with  properly credentialed operating room and supportive medical staff. 
  5. It is important to select a surgeon who is  able to offer a range of procedures and treatments so that your treatment is the most appropriate and who is using high quality products (such as implants) from a reputable manufacturer.
  6. Be weary of surgeon who offer pricing significantly lower than national or regional averages or bargain prices.
  7. Be certain that the quoted procedure price you receive are explained to you clearly (i.e no hidden fees).

Getting the best cosmetic surgery quotation can be complicated and time consuming when you plan it yourself. Many patients turn to Facilitators for help. 

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Sister Kay McNaught

Sister Kay McNaught a professional Medical Tourism Facilitator based in Malaysia.