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How To Choose The Right Cosmetic Surgeon: Questions To Ask In Your Consult

Dr Hanikeri offers a range of surgical procedures for the breasts, body and face.

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The decision to get cosmetic surgery isn’t one that anyone should take lightly. Depending on what you’re getting done, the healing and recovery can belong, and the outcomes need to be something you’re going to be happy about for the rest of your life. You’re going to need to decide which procedure to get, and very importantly who is going to perform the surgery.

Your surgeon is the person who will help you make the right decision for surgery, design the surgical plan and guide you through the process, from the first consultation to the last follow-up. It can be hard to decide on the right surgeon if there are many options, and this is why an initial cosmetic surgery consultation is important. It helps you get to know the surgeon and determine whose hands you want to put your transformation in.

When you’re dealing with going into cosmetic surgery consults, it can be overwhelming to know exactly what to ask and what the most pertinent information is when you sit down and talk to them.

What’s the difference between a plastic and cosmetic surgeon?

Unfortunately, any doctor can call themselves a ‘Cosmetic’ Surgeon. If you are considering Cosmetic or Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, ensure your surgeon of choice is a ‘Specialist Plastic Surgeon’. They should also be a member of The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to maintain the highest standard of surgical practice and ethics in Plastic Surgery in Australia.

What Makes a Good Plastic Surgeon?

  • Someone with extensive experience and knowledge especially in the specific procedure you’re getting.
  • A surgeon who makes you feel heard and takes your needs into consideration.
  • A surgeon who upholds a gold standard of work, not just in performing the procedure, but in making sure their facilities are clean and sterilised.

Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon

How frequently do they perform the procedure you want to get?

It’s important to know that the surgeon has experience in the area and the surgery you desire. This will give you an idea of whether they will be able to deal with the nuances, and in the worst case, issues and complications that might arise.

What will the surgery entail?

You may know what the procedure you want to get is, but you might not know exactly what goes into it. It’s important to ask questions like where the incision will be made, how long the surgery will be and how long you will stay in hospital after the surgery.

How will anaesthesia work?

Anaesthesia is a huge part of the surgery, and naturally, it makes people very nervous. It’s important for you to know how it will be administered and who will administer it so that you know what to expect.

What is the recovery time?

When you get plastic surgery, the recovery and healing time is a big deal because it determines the changes you’ll need to make to your lifestyle, work and everyday activities.

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Dr. Mark Hanikeri is committed to helping patients navigate the process of getting the surgery done right. From the first time you meet him, you will get nothing but professionalism, support, guidance and someone you can rely on. Get in touch with us to learn about booking a consultation.