Whether you are deciding on cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, there are many choices that you need to make.
The most important are choosing a plastic surgeon who has the appropriate training, skills and experience to carry out the desired procedure.
Not taking the time to make a carefully evaluated, well-researched decision about your plastic surgeon can have many unpleasant consequences such as:
- Undesirable results
- A wasted investment
- Surgical complications
So no matter what cosmetic procedure you are considering, it is important to know that you have a plastic surgeon you can trust and who meets all of your particular needs.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience in the procedure you desire is critical to getting the aesthetic results you want.
Here are some of the factors to consider before making that decision:
Board-certification is vital. Any plastic surgeon you consider should be a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery as this guarantees that they have the appropriate training and meet a high level of expertise.
All members meet the following criteria:
- Completion of a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery
- Passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons certification exam
- Are specifically qualified to practice reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery
Because board-certified plastic surgeons are required to continue their education, you can be sure that your doctor is working with the most up-to-date information regarding the procedure you want.
- Experience in the procedure you want
Because each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills, board-certified plastic surgeons can have sub-specialties within the cosmetic field.
Operating on a breast, comprised mostly of soft, glandular tissue is very different from face surgery which involves breathing passages and cartilage.That is why it’s imperative to find a plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience in the specific procedure you want.
- Operating Facility
Your safety during the plastic surgery is paramount and depends in a large part of the operating facility. Choosing an accredited facility has many benefits including:
- Qualified, trained and experienced support staff
- Clean, fully-equipped operating rooms
- Appropriate equipment and personnel to respond to emergency situations
Our Kelowna hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms, highly skilled anesthesiologists and trained registered nurses to ensure your complete safety during the plastic surgery.
- Emotional Connection & Trust
Plastic surgery is an intensive procedure and you will be spending a lot of time with your plastic surgeon both before and after the surgery. That’s why it’s very important to find a surgeon and support team who you feel very comfortable with.
To learn more about the plastic surgery procedures we offer at our private hospital, contact our clinic today at 250-868-9799 or toll-free at 877-505-8895.