Does Your Cosmetic Surgery Call for A Do-Over?

Results of cosmetic surgery do not stay the same forever

While the results of cosmetic surgery do not stay the same forever and may require touch-ups or adjustments down the road, revision surgery should not be immediately necessary, provided that you take your time to select a highly qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. In Toronto, a general surgeon does not have the rigorous training and credentials that a certified plastic surgeon does. Unfortunately, in some cases, the choice of a less expensive and less qualified surgeon may necessitate a do-over. The following tips will help ensure that your surgery is a success the first time.

Cosmetic surgery procedures have gained popularity in recent years

Choose a certified plastic surgeon

As cosmetic surgery procedures have gained popularity in recent years, more and more physicians are labeling themselves “cosmetic surgeons”. General practitioners or surgeons have not completed rigorous surgical residencies in the field of cosmetic surgeries and are, therefore, not experts. Should a problem arise, they do not have the experience and knowledge necessary that a plastic surgeon does to prevent complications. In some instances, cosmetic surgeons are dermatologists or dentists who have completed weekend courses on specialized surgical procedures such as breast augmentation or rhinoplasty. To prevent a surgery do-over, it is crucial to research and ensure that you select an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon.

Do not be swayed by discount prices

Although plastic surgery can be expensive, it is an investment worth making. If you are considering a surgical procedure, do not be swayed by discount prices offered by cosmetic surgeons. As with most things, you typically get what you pay for when it comes to surgery. Often when patients travel to undergo discounted surgeries with unqualified surgeons overseas, they may unfortunately require expensive revision work with their local certified reconstructive plastic surgeon when they return.

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Plastic surgery can be expensive, it is an investment worth making

Do not be swayed by discount prices

Although plastic surgery can be expensive, it is an investment worth making. If you are considering a surgical procedure, do not be swayed by discount prices offered by cosmetic surgeons. As with most things, you typically get what you pay for when it comes to surgery. Often when patients travel to undergo discounted surgeries with unqualified surgeons overseas, they may unfortunately require expensive revision work with their local certified reconstructive plastic surgeon when they return.

Ask questions and communicate your expectations

Once you have narrowed down your options, it is important to ask prospective surgeons the following questions during your consultation to avoid the need for a do-over:

  • Are you certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada?
  • It is imperative to be sure that the surgeon you select is certified in plastic surgery, not in another specialty.
  • Do you have hospital privileges, and if so, at which hospital?
  • What is your practice area of specialty?

In addition, it is crucial to clearly communicate your expectations for the procedure so you can be confident that your surgeon understands your goals for the surgery and will let you know exactly what to expect.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery or require revision surgery, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Torgerson Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Centre. Dr. Cory Torgerson is a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon in Toronto with a specialty in head and neck surgery. His extensive training and artistic approach make him a leader in his field.

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