HOW SHOULD THE OPERATION BE PLANNED?
You should definitely see the doctor’s certificate and diploma!
Is the doctor known and experienced? Does the doctor appear on TV frequently? Are there news stories about the doctor in the newspapers? Does the doctor work in a university hospital? Does he/she work in a well-known and large hospital? Does he/she talk eloquently? Is he/she highly recommended? Or is it enough to choose the hospital only?
Of course all of these are important criteria. However when choosing the right surgeon you must not rely on the social media solely.
You must get clear answers to questions:
One is prone to choose a surgeon he feels most comfortable and communicates well with. Patient feels more trust towards a surgeon who approaches them positively, gives confidence, and who is able to answer all questions clearly. When the operations are planned there must be absolute communication between the doctor and the patient. The doctor and the patient must understand each other clearly.
Is surgery necessary? Is the surgeon good?
Is this surgery really necessary? Is it possible to solve with non-surgical methods? When these questions are asked the answers given must not leave any question marks in the head of the patient. An unnecessary operation must never ever be planned for the patient.
The best surgeon is known by the surgeons’ patients. For this reason patients who have been operated by the surgeon must be contacted.
Post op stage must be well managed:
The patient recovery period starts quickly after the surgery. Some patients experience strong anxieties during these periods. ‘Why isn’t the swelling going down?’, ‘the bruising in increasing. Is there a problem’, ‘Despite having a liposuction why is my waist still big?’, ‘my face is really swollen is there a problem?’ and similar questions are some of the most encountered small concerns raised. However If the patient and the doctor do not communicate with each other at this stage these concerns grow bigger and patient’s psychological wellbeing deteriorates. For this reason the doctor and patient relations after the operation/s must be constant
Where and how should the operation be done?
All surgical procedures should be performed in an operating room environment. Only non-surgical interventions should be performed in clinics or examination rooms. Patients must know the hospital where they will be operated in and options should be given if there are any concerns or dissatisfactions relating to the hospital.
What is ‘natural aesthetics’?
An aesthetic operation is planned to create a natural appearance and is far distanced from exaggerated look.
In my opinion a good aesthetic operation has several important criteria. The most important one of these is that people should not realise you’ve had an aesthetic surgery when they look at you.
If no comments are made relating to your cosmetic surgeries carried out on your nose, face and eyelids then these are classed as good surgeries. If the comments made is; there is something different about you but I don’t know what it is’ or ‘our eyes are enlightened’ then these were good surgeries also. However if you are asked ‘did you get your eyelids done?’ or “did you get your eyebrows lifted” then the surgery was not a good one.
The goal here is not to look 30 at the age of 50 or rather the most beautiful of our age as we can be. Factors such as sports, well balanced diet, living a regular life will change our aging period also. A balanced operation planning away from exaggeration and protecting the real you is a must.