Cosmetic surgery is one of the two branches of surgery, along with plastic surgery, and the two are inseparable and carry the same principles and have the same goals.
Designed to reshape the forms of the body that nature has made imperfect or that life has altered, cosmetic surgery is a medical discipline in its own right. The techniques used in plastic surgery follow the same rules as all other surgeries; they require the same precautions and the same care, and even more so given its voluntary and not compulsory nature, to ensure that no error is permitted.
Unless there is a medical hazards that may be required for essential work required as a result of necessitated a serious medical condition which can justify taking significant risk, surgery should be minimized. We should also avoid the use of cosmetic treatments, technology or products that are not sufficiently tested.
The relationship of cosmetic surgery with psychology is constant one and the motivations for surgery must always be taken into account when considering cosmetic surgery. The actual results of cosmetic surgery procedure can either turn out excellent or disastrous if it failed properly analyze the motivations and expectations of the patient. Cosmetic surgery can help in the building up of a person’s confidence drastically but patients must not expect that it solves all the life’s problems, although in most cases it provides a dramatically better life
Thus the quality of primary cosmetic surgeon, outside of his technical competence, is to listen to his patient, to take enough time to adequately analyze the patient’s motivations, his/ her expectations, and provide solid information on the results that can be realistically achieved and the consequences of the intervention as, in terms of any appearance side effects such as scars. The cosmetic surgeon must offer proper cosmetic surgery advice prior to any procedure and must know how to refuse or postpone a procedure when a he is presented with adverse effects of any potential procedure.
Choosing a surgeon
Only the specialist qualification in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic issued by the recognized institutions of Physicians gives the guarantee of a good education. Such qualification is normally issued at the end of several years of specific studies at university and sufficient training in cosmetic surgery in hospital, after a doctorate in medicine.
In some countries, according to statistics of insurance companies thousands of doctors are practicing cosmetic surgery, while only a few hundred are fully qualified to undertake the procedures. So it is important that you thoroughly check the qualifications and the experience of any surgeon that you are looking to choose for your cosmetic procedure. You should seek proper cosmetic surgery advice before starting any procedure.
You can check the qualifications of a surgeon by contacting the relevant institutions and organizations in the country where you live to investigate a surgeons background further. You can also contact the any national association of surgery.
Avoid at all costs attractively made advertisements to attract patients to centers or clinics which are operated by doctors with no known experience or qualifications.
Before any operation your cosmetic surgeon will give you all the cosmetic surgery advice and information on it, including a detailed estimate and should obtain your written consent.
Typically, this surgery is considered an elective surgery, the costs of cosmetic procedures and their consequences such as sickness leave are not covered by social agencies. However, some interventions, such as correction of prominent ears, the breast enlargement when it results in significant back pain, may be considered reconstructive surgery and be supported by a social security.