17 Oct Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
Whether you’re currently looking into liposuction, facial thread lifting or vein treatments, choosing the right surgeon will be one of the most important first steps. Consider these factors when researching cosmetic surgeons in Sydney and find an ideal specialist who is qualified, highly skilled and experienced.
Consider areas of specialisation
Rather than choosing a surgeon who ‘does it all’, look for a surgeon who focuses on one or several areas of cosmetic surgery and stays up-to-date within these specialties. Ashbrooke’s pre-eminent surgeon Dr Sarojini Nair, for example, specialises in treatments including liposuction, facial procedures and vein treatments, having trained under the supervision of Dr Jeffrey Klein who pioneered the tumescent liposculpture technique in the United States.
Check industry accreditations
As cosmetic surgeries are medical procedures it is important that you choose a qualified practitioner working in safe, modern facilities. Cosmetic surgeons will ideally be members of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). ACCS members must meet strict accreditation and auditing requirements for both their skills and surgical centres, indicating that your surgeon and their facilities are of a very high standard. We also operate in a fully licensed/ACHS credited facility.
Enquire about experience and training
A professional cosmetic surgeon should be aiming to build up both their experience and expertise on an ongoing basis. The world of cosmetic surgery is always evolving, and some new methods can provide more refined results with less downtime. Search for a surgeon with years of technical experience who is also committed to keeping their techniques and training up to date.
Assess before and after images
Cosmetic surgeons in Sydney can each have unique approaches to recommendations and surgery. Some surgeons will centre their techniques around producing the most natural-looking results, such as Dr Nair at Ashbrooke. Considering a surgeon’s before and after images of previous clients can provide a point of reference and a realistic expectation of what your own treatment can achieve.
Choose someone who listens
Having a cosmetic procedure completed can be a deeply personal decision, so you will want a cosmetic surgeon who can work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored individually to you and your goals. Search for a specialist who will truly hear and understand what you would like to achieve without pressuring you. A professional surgeon will tell you if a certain procedure may be not right for you and suggest suitable alternatives with all the information you need to make the right decision. It’s essential that you feel entirely understood and comfortable during your initial consultation and beyond.