We make some pretty big decisions in our lives that could have serious consequences if we don’t make the right choices. Making the decision to get plastic surgery isn’t something that you should take lightly and there are many questions that you should ask yourself and any physician that you’re considering to do the work for you. Keep in mind that any doctor of any kind is actually, legally able to perform surgery, does that surprise you? Yes, that means that even a psychologist could technically perform a breast augmentation or face lift just by merit of them just being a doctor, it doesn’t matter if they’re board-certified or not unfortunately. So, to say the least it’s important to do your research and make sure that you’re not trusting your life to someone who isn’t completely qualified to be cutting you open or performing a cosmetic procedure of some kind whether it’s invasive or it isn’t. Cosmetic surgery is no joke and neither is the idea of complications coming up if something were to go wrong because the results could be fatal.
You should have all kinds of questions, because if you happen to be dealing with someone who is offering to do a procedure for a cost that seems like it too good to be true, there has to be a reason for that and you should find out what it is if you’re going to seriously consider that surgeon to perform a procedure or alteration of any kind on you. You’ll always have the option of filing a malpractice suit if the surgeon does something wrong and you experience any pain and suffering, but that shouldn’t give anyone any comfort at all. Going with a plastic surgeon who has a solid reputation is one way of making sure that you’re on the right track, but it’s possible that you only think that they have a good reputation, so keep in mind that the reputation of someone is only as good as the person giving it is knowledgeable and understands the gravity entailed with making this kind of recommendation to someone for any reason.
When looking specifically for a facelift surgeon, your eyes don’t lie and if you know someone personally who has had that procedure performed and they look the way that you’d want to look after having the same thing done, you’re probably already on the right track. You’ll want to make sure though, that the surgeon is board certified, like I mentioned earlier because this kind of thing should be trusted only to the experts. Anyone can go to the American Board of Medical Specialties website and check to see if the surgeon they’re inquiring about is board certified and to be honest, it’s all part of someone doing their due diligence on their own behalf. You can’t trust just anyone with this kind of thing and the opinions of others don’t mean anything when a complication arises from a botched surgery and you’re writhing in pain and hating life.
You should know what being board-certified actually entails and it begins with 3-5 years of training with general surgery. General surgery experience is extremely important because a wealth of knowledge is gained during the process of having hands-on experiences with people’s vital organs and putting their bones back together. Then, two to three years of training in the focused plastic surgery field is required followed by having to take and pass written and oral exams. About 70% of the doctors who take the written test pass it, so understand that it’s possible for them to still legally practice and perform surgeries whether they passed this particular test or not. You, yourself may be a bad test-taker but feel confident in your abilities so this may or may not matter much to you.
You may feel like getting a Botox injection isn’t that big of deal, I mean after all it’s just a little neurotoxin injected into your face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your face look more youthful. Think about it though: Neurotoxin. Maybe you should look the word up and understand exactly what you’re dealing with before you trust this kind of thing to someone who you feel any less than 100% confident they know what they’re doing. Neurotoxins can be used as chemical weapons, so if that’s not enough to get you to open your eyes about the seriousness and possibilities that something could go wrong if administered by the wrong hands, then maybe you should just close your eyes and just randomly pick someone out of the phonebook because you’re obviously a risk-taker