Cosmetic Surgery: The Real Facts
Cosmetic Surgery: Who are Candidates and who are not!
How to select a Cosmetic Surgeon
Firstly, the credentials of the surgeon are most important. Many cosmetic surgeries are performed by healthcare professionals who do not have appropriate training in the subject. An ideal cosmetic surgeon in India should have training in general surgery followed by a postdoctoral degree in plastic surgery which can be complemented with some fellowship training. Therefore, do not forget to check the credentials of your surgeon.
Secondly, one has to consider the cost of surgery. Cosmetic surgery can be expensive therefore it is desirable to look for a clinic run by surgeons who offer the procedure at a reasonable and cheap cost while being appropriately qualified themselves. This is to ensure that people with limited budget can also go for appropriate cosmetic procedures.
Thirdly, one has to ensure that the surgeon advertising his services actually performs the surgery himself! This is especially true in Kolkata where many surgeons leave the procedure to their subordinates leading to a less than desirable result in many cases.
Cosmetic Surgery & Patient Satisfaction
In our practice, we do not claim universal patient satisfaction. However, we can say with certainty that more than 90% of our patients have been satisfied with our services. A few patients have had complications and dissatisfactions but it must be remembered that the cosmetic surgeon can never ever be able to satisfy everyone.