QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR doctor BEFORE PLASTIC OR COSMETIC SURGERY IN MELBOURNE
While it can be easy to assume that if a doctor is a plastic or cosmetic doctor that they are well experienced, ensuring you are selecting someone who has the right training and surgical history you require can be a difficult task. The fact is, regardless of their title, a doctor may have never performed the procedure you are looking to undergo before and may not be the right choice for your needs. So how do you go about selecting the right person for the job? Here are some things to keep in mind whilst selecting a doctor.
Let’s say you are looking to undergo a breast implant procedure, whether through plastic or cosmetic surgery you will want to ensure the doctor you choose has undergone the right training and experience. The Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM), for example, does allow doctors to become certified in breast implant surgery. By visiting their website, you can see for yourself what is required by those looking to become certified in terms of experience and training. If a doctor is certified through the ACCSM they need to abide by the college’s code of conduct which may give you extra peace of mind. One inclusion in this code is that a doctor will need to inform you during the consultation if they have performed the surgery you are undergoing less than 100 times.
For Cosmetic doctors, you may want to check they are a member of ACCSM. The body that accredits specialist medical colleges - does not currently recognise any colleges training in cosmetic surgery. Basically, this means you can call yourself a qualified Cosmetic doctor with having no or little experience in cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, so it’s important to do your research. Of course, some Cosmetic doctors will be skilled in these areas and will have extensive experience and/or undergone extra training.