We regularly hear the question "Who is the best plastic surgeon in such and such a city?" ".
In reality, it is not a question of choosing the best plastic surgeon, which will always remain subjective, but a professional who perfectly masters the intervention you are planning, with whom you will have the most affinity and in whom you will trust. .
Here are 8 questions suggested by Dr. Christophe Desouches, which will help you make the right choice. for you.
Make sure that your surgeon is based in France and that he is qualified by the Council of the Order of Physicians in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery or in the anatomical area of the field of his specialty if he has another qualification.
In addition, you can seek to know more about his background:
- What are his university degrees?
- Is he a member of scientific societies for cosmetic surgery?
- Has he written and published scientific articles?
The quality of the result also comes from the experience and the surgical practice of the intervention. It is important to learn about the number of years of experience of the surgeon and whether he regularly performs this procedure.
The presentation of the website, the quality of the before/after photos and the environment of his practice are all elements that will help you to appreciate the aesthetic sensitivity of your surgeon.
Check the following points from the first contacts: listening, advice, empathy, sympathy.
Your relationship with the surgeon is first and foremost a human relationship. By entrusting yourself to him, you will be temporarily vulnerable. So do you think he is conscientious? Available ? Warm ?
Are the answers to your questions clear?
Look for the integrity and consistency of his explanations and assess whether his advice is realistic, so as not to be disappointed once the intervention has been carried out.
What could be more convincing than the experience of others. This is social proof, which gives trust if it is honest and credible.
If it is easy to falsify a few opinions by asking relatives for comments of convenience, it is more complicated to create many opinions over a long period of time...
Study the reviews, their number, the frequency and the duration for which they were posted.
Awareness and traditional word of mouth remain valuable information. Also look for feedback in your wider circle.
The estimate must be clear with the detailed prices of the clinic, the anesthesiologists, the surgeon.
Information and advice must be fair and honest.
Postoperative follow-up is important. You may be convalescing, worried, waiting to be heard after surgery.
Does the surgeon leave you a number to contact him easily? Is he available after the procedure?
These are the questions you will need to ask yourself.
Finally, a relationship of trust must be established with the surgeon you have chosen.