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Good Research Is The Key To Successful Surgery

Feb 22, 2015


Deciding to undertake cosmetic surgery of any form is a big decision and should not be entered into lightly. Failing to research your chosen cosmetic surgeon or surgery practice thoroughly prior to having work done can result in problems occurring during and after the procedure. Nobody wants to spend time and money having corrective work done, or even worse be in pain or suffering as a result of badly performed surgery.

In the news today, BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) has launched a new campaign urging people to think more carefully before going under the knife.  

Their research suggests nearly a quarter of all people having cosmetic surgery in the UK do not check their surgeon's credentials and over a fifth are not aware of the risks associated with their chosen procedure.

BAPRAS President and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Nigel Mercer told Sky News: "You would check your electrician's credentials. You would check your plumber's credentials. Why on Earth wouldn't you check your surgeon's credentials?

"Deals have an enormous impact on this market. We've seen Groupon deals for cosmetic surgery and it's mind-boggling when you think about that.

"You wouldn't go for cut price brain surgery or cut price gall bladder surgery - you would want the best that you can get.

"Cosmetic surgery is not something to be taken lightly and yet thousands of people are putting themselves at serious risk by rushing in to major procedures recklessly, without consideration for their own safety."

According to BAPRAS, those who rush into surgery usually regret it. 59% of patients who have an op less than two weeks after their first consultation find they are less confident in their appearance afterwards.

Anyone considering cosmetic surgery is now advised to ensure a surgeon is properly qualified and has substantial experience, as well as checking that they are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register for the discipline in which they have trained.

Much more so than online research, personal recommendations are a benefit for would-be patients. Knowing how much aftercare provision is offered to a patient can also be an indicator of the level of service offered by individual practices.  Any experience and well trained surgeons office should expect patients to be nervous in the first instance, and should be able to supply them with recommendations and reassurances from first contact.

Here at Austingraces, our surgeon, Mr Fortune Iwuagwu has over sixteen years experience in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with specialist knowledge in the areas of breast reconstruction, hand reconstruction, skin cancer surgery and body contouring procedures. As a well established and highly renowned private practise we understand that choosing a surgeon to undertake your surgery is a much bigger decision than just looking at the price list.  We want our patients to feel confident and reassured from the first consultation right through to the final check up.  

If you would like to speak to us about work you are thinking of having done, call us on 08456 020621 or click here to discretely contact us by email. 

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