Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Safety Tips

Consider safety, quality and results when planning a cosmetic surgery procedure at It is the purpose of this article to inform and guide those who may be interested in cosmetic surgeries on how to find the right surgeon.

1. For us, plastic surgeons who are primarily concerned with improving both the aesthetics of the body and its function, any surgery that has the goal of doing so is a creative challenge. Patients should enjoy the process. In terms of safety, all cosmetic surgeries, no matter how minor, need to be performed according to standards set and imposed by local authorities. As soon as your desired result is attained, you and your surgeon will both feel satisfied. Safety and patient health are the top priorities for your surgeon.

2. ASK about your surgeon’s educational background, including formal training and certification in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. The formal training required for a surgeon to call himself a “plastic surgeon” is 6 to8 years in the fields of aesthetic, reconstructive and burns surgery. Three to five years would be spent in the General Surgery Program. And three years on Burns/Cosmetic/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Only few of the Philippines’ training institutions that offer a plastic surgery course are accredited and recognised by the local association of physicians (Philippine College of Surgeons and Philippine Board of Plastic and Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive andAesthetic Surgeons). Today, many board-certified doctors perform plastic surgeries, as do non-doctors. Due to the complexity of this specialty, it’s not sufficient for doctors to undergo months or a whole year of observership or training within an unaccredited setting to be able to grasp all the theories and applications of cosmetic plastic surgery.

3. You should only consider a Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgeon who is well-versed in Cosmetic/Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery. You should have the opportunity to ask him about all your possible options as well as their potential risks. This will help you decide which surgery is right for you. In the event that there are other, non-invasive treatments or procedures which could meet your specific needs, you surgeon should have a thorough understanding of them and know their pros and cons. It is important to understand that there’s no single cosmetic procedure which will produce the best results. Because we each define beauty differently, every patient needs to be individually treated.