As with any major life decision, the first step when considering a plastic or cosmetic procedure is research.
But where to go?
In this blog series we look at where to look, what to look for and how to choose the right surgeon.
In Part 1 we take a look at where to look for the best information on plastic and cosmetic surgery.
1. Australian Society Of Plastic Surgeons
The peak body for Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Australia. A great resource with information on procedures, information for patients and information on patient safety.
2. Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Focusing on "Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery" this website represents 300 comprehensively qualified Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Great advice on procedures and help to find an appropriately qualified Surgeon and experience world-class treatment before, during and after surgery.
3. American Society of Plastic Surgeons
From across the pond, this website represents Plastic Surgeons in the US and is a good resource for the risks and benefits for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including before and after photos.
4. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
If you are a numbers person, in addition to information on procedures, this website has a smart beauty guide and looks at plastic surgery statistics. Fascinating!
Real patients share their treatment experiences, along with doctor reviews and opinions on whether the procedure is worth it (or not). Ask questions from highly trained experts.
6. Patient Forums
Online patient forums such as Plastic Surgery Hub are another resource to hear about real patient journeys.
In Part 2 of this plastic surgery research blog we will discuss what information to look for when conducting research.
As always, no procedure is without risk. A discussion of all potential benefits and complications should be held during consultation with a certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
If you have any other questions or concerns about plastic surgery or the procedures plastic surgeons perform, send an enquiry on our contact page and we will do our best to help.
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