Following 5 Cs for cosmetic surgery will help you decide if cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you.
THINK OVER BEFORE YOU MAKE OV ER
1 Think about the CHANGE you want to see
Do your research. Find out all you can about the treatment/s you want. Be precise as to the change you hope to see and the reasons why.
2 CHECK OUT potential surgeons
If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery, speak to your GP. Find a surgeon who
has the right credentials and is on the appropriate specialist register with the GMC. Fully qualified Plastic Surgeons will be on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. Find out about their experience of the procedure you are considering and make sure you meet them and discuss the outcome you can expect before you commit to having something done.
3 Have a thorough CONSULTATION & ask the right questions
Your Plastic Surgeon will discuss and clarify the treatment options with you and then plan your treatment. Find out as much as possible by bringing along questions so you know the risks involved and feel comfortable with the surgeon who will be carrying out your surgery.
4 COOL OFF before you commit
Give yourself some time to ensure that you want the surgery and to make sure you feel at ease with the surgeon who will be treating you.
5 CARE about your aftercare
Aftercare can be just as important as the surgery itself, so make sure you know who to contact and how you will be looked after, especially if there are any complications or problems following your surgery or treatment.
Key questions to ask your surgeon before choosing cosmetic surgery
- Who will operate on me?
- What are your qualifications?
- What are the potential risks and complications?
- What is your complication & re-operation rate?
- What results can I expect and how long will they last for?
- What aftercare do you provide?
THINK OVER BEFORE YOU MAKE OVER