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How To Find A Cosmetic Surgeon

Once a luxury for the rich and famous, cosmetic surgery has evolved a lot in the past decade and now procedures like liposuction, Botox, face lifts, eyelifts and breast enlargements are available to everyone who is willing to pay for the treatment. The majority of cosmetic surgeons offer this type of surgery on a private healthcare basis either in a private hospital or private cosmetic surgery clinic.

When choosing a cosmetic surgeon to undertake your chosen course of treatment, there are a number of points you should take into consideration to ensure you receive professional medical care. Here we offer you a few helpful hints on how to choose a cosmetic surgeon:

Legally anyone can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, so you need to make sure you are seen by a qualified and experienced doctor. To ensure this check that your cosmetic surgeon holds an NHS consultantís position, is a member of a trade association like BAAPS, has the FRCS (plast) qualification, and most importantly is listed on the General Medical Councilís specialist register of plastic surgery.

You should also check how much cosmetic surgical experience the surgeon you are considering has. When asking this question, also check they have experience in the type of procedure you want.

It may also be worth asking to see before and after photographs of a previous patient because this will give you some insight into the surgeon's ability. However, you should bear in mind that the surgeon cannot guarantee you a finished result.

When visiting your chosen clinic, make sure you see the surgeon who will be operating on you, and not just a counsellor or advisor. Take the time to talk to your surgeon to build up a personal rapport so you feel comfortable with them.

Finally, if you have any doubts whatsoever, do not go ahead with the procedure until you are sure about what you're doing. Cosmetic surgery can be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make and it is important that you are sure it is what you really want.

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