How can I make safe cosmetic surgery choices?

A primary concern for many of the patients that Mr Sudip Ghosh sees in his Milton Keynes clinic is that of safety. They may be excited about the potential results but there is a niggling doubt about the wisdom of going ahead with cosmetic surgery. Here are some tips to help you make decisions with confidence.

1. Do your research.

Understanding what is involved in a procedure will give you a good start in asking useful questions of your surgeon during your cosmetic surgery consultation. Once you have read up, you can make a list of things you would like to know more about or need explaining, or issues that concern you.

2. Choose a reputable cosmetic surgery clinic.

When considering a clinic, check whether it has been approved by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health care in England. This will give some reassurance about safety standards.

3. Find out about your  cosmetic surgeon.

Choosing a cosmetic surgeon who has been trained to the highest degree is crucial; not only do they have the expertise to perform a procedure with the best outcomes, but they are able to react swiftly and effectively should complications arise. Is your surgeon on the GMC’s Specialist Register or Plastic Surgeons and a member of a professional body? As a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), Milton Keynes-based Mr Ghosh is committed to continued training, operating in only reputable clinics and submitting regular safety audits.

4. Get in shape.

Any surgery carries an element of risk. Reduced by choosing the best surgeon, this risk becomes even smaller if you make sure you are in good shape. Patients who are fit non-smokers with a low BMI are less likely to experience complications under the general anaesthetic, and they tend to make a quicker recovery after their cosmetic surgery.

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