If you are considering any kind of cosmetic surgery in the United States you need look no further than at a certified ASPS member. This also applies to cosmetic eye surgery, including blepharoplasty and eyebrow lifts.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) was founded in 1931 and has become the largest plastic surgery association in the world. Its members are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards after they have achieved a minimum of six years surgical training of which three years are devoted entirely to plastic surgery.
However, in the United States any licensed Medical Practitioner can call him or herself a cosmetic surgeon without any training or practical experience.
Do not hold back on the questions, satisfy yourself that the medical facility and nursing staff is up to standard, and always ask about alternatives to the treatment your surgeon may recommend, his experience and the risks involved. Above all you should feel comfortable with the surgeon and have confidence in his or her abilities.
Questions To Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon
- Who will carry out the procedure and what qualifications do they have for this particular treatment?
- What will be the cost of the consultation with the surgeon?
- What will be the cost of the procedure, including any care I may need after it?
- If there are any complications, will I have to pay to have them treated?
- Does the company providing the surgery have their own approved hospital?
Certified members of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada enjoy the same high standards and are recognised by ASPS.
If you have difficulty in locating a fully qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area or country it is best to ask your local doctor who should be able to give you a recommendation and advice.
Do not take cosmetic surgery advertisements at face value, they really do need to be thoroughly checked out wherever you are in the world!
Be sure not to forget the cross examination, its your looks that are at stake!