Whether you are hoping to have breast augmentation surgery or a facelift, it’s crucial that you select the best clinic. Just like with any surgery, there are risks that come with cosmetic treatments. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you are in the very best hands when going under the knife.
To help you choose the best clinic to have your cosmetic treatment at, here are a few tips to take note of:
Ask your doctor for recommendations
Visit your physician and ask him or her whether they can recommend a good clinic for your cosmetic treatment. If you already have the name of a hospital to try, ask your doctor whether they have heard of it. Ask them to be honest with you about what it’s like there and whether it’s a good place to have your surgery completed.
Do lots of research
Once you have the names of a few places, start doing lots of research. Use the internet to do as much research on each clinic as possible. As well as visiting their website, read reviews online from previous patients.
If you come across a good review online, try to get in touch with the person who left the review. Use the email address from the review to message them to find out more about their experience.
Check that your surgeon is board certified
Once you have found a clinic that you like the looks of, the next step is to vet the surgeon who will be carrying out your procedure. You should be offered a consultation appointment before your procedure, so make sure to use this to ask any questions that you might have.
It’s a good idea to ask whether your doctor is a board certified surgeon, as well as where he or she trained. It’s also a good idea to ask how long they have been practicing, as well as how much experience with your chosen procedure they have.
Ask to look around the clinic
While you are having a consultation with your surgeon, ask to have a look around the clinic. Looking around the place should give you an idea of the type of care that you can expect to get, as well as how clean the place is.
If you see patients in clean beds looking comfortable, this is a good sign. If, however, you see patients in soiled bedding, this is not a good sign. If you notice anything that alarms you, it’s a good idea to consider going elsewhere.
Chat with ex-patients
Ask your surgeon whether he could give you the details of a couple of his ex-patients to chat with. This will allow you to find out more about the surgeon himself and the types of experiences his previous patients have had.
As well as asking about how successful their procedures were, it’s also a good idea to ask about their recovery. Questions like, ‘Did you have any complications?’ are must asks. These types of questions will allow you to see how the clinic supports patients with complications.
If you are thinking of having a cosmetic procedure, make sure to follow the tips and advice above.