Choosing an Experienced Plastic Surgeon in Australia

Published May 23, 2014

Choosing an Experienced Plastic Surgeon in Australia

Your choice of plastic surgeons in Australia

Are you thinking about investing in the services of plastic surgeons in Australia? As you may already know, the results of any surgical procedure are only as good as the surgeon handling the procedure. Hence if you are looking to undergo any surgery operation, deciding on which surgeon to opt for might very well be the most significant decision you will ever have to make.

Now a lot of people fail to give much thought about just how important it is to opt for an experienced and trustworthy plastic surgeon. But it’s highly important to ensure that your chosen surgeon has the correct certifications and training to perform the job according to proper medical standards.

So how do you go about choosing a plastic surgeon in Australia?

Indeed when investing in surgery, it would be best to spend a great deal of time and effort making sure that you are actually entrusting your needs to an experienced and capable plastic surgeon. After all, this is your body we’re talking about and paying careful attention on the selection process can play a large part in reducing your chances of encountering any problems throughout the procedure.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing plastic surgeons in Sydney:

Arranging a consultation

If you are interested in undergoing any surgical procedure, your first step would be to find and arrange a consultation with plastic surgeons in Australia that offers such a procedure. Think of the consultation process as an opportunity to discuss your needs and ask any questions you might have regarding the procedure. More importantly, it presents an opportunity to assess whether a certain plastic surgeon is fit for the job.

Beware of plastic surgeons that treat the consultation process as a sales opportunity. Do they seem more interested in pushing you to commit to the procedure regardless of your concerns? A good plastic surgeon is one that will provide you with ample opportunity to think everything through before deciding on anything.

Simply walk away if you feel any pressure on their part in signing or committing anything. Your plastic surgeon should make you feel comfortable about the decision and not push you to commit to anything especially when it’s something as complex and deeply personal as plastic surgery.

Beware of Bargains

As the old saying goes – you get what you pay for and that is certainly true when it comes to plastic surgeons in Australia. Keep in mind that the cost of such procedures includes anaesthetics and the use of surgical equipment and facilities in addition to the cost of the operation itself. If the quoted price seems too good to be true, it usually is and there is good reason to be concerned.

Low cost is often a selling point that unqualified and less than reputable plastic surgeons use to lure in patients. Always ask about the specifics of the procedure – where it’s going to be done and the doctor in charge of the anaesthetics. These are just some of things that such plastic surgeons can cut corners on to reduce their cost upfront at the expense of the safety of their patients.

Secure Referrals

A rather simple and straightforward way of choosing a trained and experienced plastic surgeon in Australia is to get yourself a referral for one! Ask friends, family or anybody you know who’ve invested in the services of a plastic surgeon and are happy about the results.

Most of them would be more than happy to point you in the direction of surgeons who they believe are accredited as qualified and capable plastic surgeons.

If you are looking for a trained and accomplished plastic surgeon, you might like to consider the services of qualified surgeon Dr Tavakoli. You can get in touch on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.