Safety Tips in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

When planning any cosmetic surgery operation, the aspects you should remember are outcomes, efficiency and safety. The following paper is prepared to educate and instruct prospective cosmetic surgery clients about how to choose the right surgeon to achieve their goal.Checkout West Long Branch plastic surgery for more info.

  1. For us plastic surgeons, any operation with the main aim of aesthetically enhancing the physical aspect of the human body, as well as function, is an artistic challenge and should be a worthwhile experience for the patient. In terms of protection, all cosmetic operations, minor or major, should be carried out according to certain requirements imposed and laid down by local authorities. After the operation, if the aim is accomplished, this gives both the surgeon and the person requesting the procedure emotional gratification and satisfaction. Yet the protection and health of the patient should be the surgeon’s main concern.
  2. Inquire about the academic profile of your surgeon and formal training in the cosmetic/aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery area. After medical school, it takes 6 to 8 years of advanced training in burns, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at an accredited institution before a doctor can call himself a plastic surgeon. This will require three to five years of training in General Surgery and three years of training in Burns, Cosmetic/Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. There are only a few plastic surgery educational institutions in the Philippines that are accredited and recognised by the local association of surgeons (Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Board of Plastic and Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons). There are still many doctors nowadays (even non-doctors), although licensed by the board, but certainly not in plastic surgery, who conduct plastic procedures. Given the scope of the discipline of plastic surgery, it is not necessary for a practitioner to undergo months or even a year of observation or training in an unaccredited institution to recognize all the concepts and applications of plastic cosmetic surgery.
  3. A surgeon trained with a solid Cosmetic/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery foundation should be able to determine whether you are a suitable choice for the surgery you are considering. He must be able to explore with you all potential options and related risks and inform you on which treatment is best for achieving the desired results. Your surgeon should be informed about this and be able to tell you the benefits and drawbacks if there are less invasive or non-surgical treatments that might suit your needs. Please be aware that there is no specific cosmetic treatment that will provide all patients with the desired outcome. Each patient, as we have our own personal concept of beauty, should be handled and treated individually.
  4. Don’t search for the cheapest doctor, but don’t be fooled by an impractical bid. Know the qualifications and academic profile of your surgeon. If it’s secure and attainable, take note of his bid. You may ask any group of doctors about the validity of the profession or qualifications of your surgeon; lastly, ask friends and previous patients about their credentials. If he has one, try visiting their website. Your surgeon needs to be able to provide you with specifics of his or her qualifications, specialization, and the number of years of training he or she has completed.

Contact Info

V Plastic Surgery of Monmouth County | Rahul Vemula, MD, FACS
107 Monmouth Road Bldg C Suite 201, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Phone No. : 732-963-0809