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How To Prevent Your Cosmetic Surgery From Getting Botched

Wayne Whitehurst June 26, 2020


Although for many the prospect of getting cosmetic or plastic surgery is highly enticing, it’s an unfortunate fact that there are risks involved and, depending, on the approach, these risks can be quite pronounced. Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate these risks and ensure that you get all of the benefits without many of the potential downsides. In this article, we provide some great tips to help ensure you don’t accidentally wind up with botched cosmetic or plastic surgery – read on to learn guarantee a perfect you every time.

Some tips to help keep you looking fresh

Much of the risk of cosmetic surgery is taken out by extensive research, and one of the first things you should be researching is your cosmetic surgeon. If you’re thinking about having your cosmetic surgery in Sydney, do some research about your surgeon. There is a lot of information that you can find from the outset to easily understand whether your surgeon is a qualified Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic or Reconstructive Surgeon. While both a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon might sound the same on paper, a qualified surgeon will have the title of Specialist Plastic Surgeon, while cosmetic surgeons cannot use this title. A cosmetic surgeon also isn’t often accredited by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and do not have hospital operating rights. After you’ve found a suitable surgeon, it’s then a good idea to do some research about their reputation and history in their practice. You should look for plastic surgeons who instil the importance of good post-operative recovery and are highly supportive during this process.

Avoid medical tourism at all costs

Although the much lower costs and idea of a “holiday” make medical tourism appealing to some, it is something that should be avoided at all costs. Overseas medical training practices often don’t meet the same stringent Australian requirements, and if something goes wrong later down the track, you won’t be able to follow it up easily, and there’s often little you can do from a legal standpoint. There is also the follow-up care that is completely lacking – if you have important questions that are unique to your circumstances, you won’t have any to ask them to. Poorer health standards in overseas hospitals also mean that there is greater potential for infections after the procedure and the materials themselves are also often comparatively lacking in quality. Finally, it should be acknowledged that flying after a medical procedure is a complete no-no – you need ample time to rest and recovery, and the stress associated with travel is quite the opposite.

Take the time to really consider how your surgery is getting done

The whole goal of cosmetic surgery is to enhance your current face or body, not make them look worse. To make sure this is always as likely as possible, following the above tips will help minimise the chances of you ending up looking far less desirable than you initially intended. By having a firm understanding of your doctor’s credentials, having surgery performed on Australian shores and by being aware of all of the potential issues from the outset, you’ll be much more likely to end up with a result you can be proud of.