If you are interested in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and would like to achieve the best outcomes possible, this article is a must-read. Here are the five most common mistakes people make when choosing to go under the knife, and how you can avoid them.
Not doing your research
Ensure you do a thorough background check into your surgeon and that he or she has the right credentials, and don’t limit your resources – you shouldn’t choose a surgeon purely based on social media reviews, a couple of photos or even worse, based purely on the price. Be sure to research your surgery, what it entails, and if there are other alternatives or options, as some surgeons may not mention particular procedures to you if they don’t perform them themselves. Testimonials and before and after images also make for a great reference.
You may have heard stories or seen photographs of women or men that have travelled overseas to gain surgery at a bargain cost. While some results are very good, there have been many cases where the surgery has been careless, due to factors such as language barriers, limited support, shorter or no consultations, Surgeons not accredited according to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) standards, and little responsibility on the surgeon’s behalf. Going under the knife overseas is a very risky decision and may end up costing you a lot more to have the surgery fixed, with vary varying final outcomes. It is not always easy to replicate the high standards set by our Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia.