When selecting a surgeon for achieving your cosmetic goals, it is important to have confidence in several key aspects of your plastic surgeon’s background, experience and training. If you follow a few key guidelines, you will feel confident about your choice and having a positive outcome for your surgical procedure.
How to Select Your Surgeon
Firstly, your surgeon should be as a minimum; registered with the GMC and insured to carry out the procedure in the UK.
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) recommend choosing a surgeon who is on the GMC's specialist register in the area of practice relevant to the procedure. Do not consider having your surgery done by any medical professional who hasn’t met all the requirements. This guarantees that your surgeon has at least met the minimum requirements for certification.
Schedule a Consultation
When you are satisfied regarding your choice of surgeon, the next step is to have a face-to-face consultation with the surgeon you are considering. Since many surgeons may ‘meet’ the qualifications criteria, you will want to ensure that you feel comfortable with your surgeon and that you communicate regarding what you are looking to achieve from your cosmetic procedure. Being able to communicate your desired outcome and then actually hear that translated back to you from an expert surgeon is the goal.