Plastic Surgery Abroad
No doubt whilst you have been doing research you will have come across many companies offering plastic surgery abroad. There are many great plastic surgeons in other countries all over the world however we have all heard the horror stories as well If you are undecided, ask yourself some questions before deciding if plastic surgery abroad is the right thing for you.
Plastic Surgery Abroad – some questions and advice
When someone is thinking about plastic surgery abroad here are some basic questions and things to take into consideration;
Make sure the surgeon carrying out the plastic surgery is suitably qualified and has the experience in the type of surgery you are looking at.
Talk to your GP as he or she will be able to give advice. If you’re thinking of having cosmetic surgery abroad, be aware that regulations and qualifications for surgeons and nurses might differ from those in the UK.
Gather as much information as you can about the procedure.
Have a pre visit to the country and the clinics and hospitals, and don’t be afraid to ask questions like the surgeon’s qualifications and experience or how often they have carried out the procedure you want and the care you can expect after the operation and of course how much it will cost.
We would always recommend getting any plastic surgery done here in the UK and in particular here in Glasgow, we would not recommend you choose a clinic far from where you live – you won’t want to travel far after an operation. Checking that clinics, doctors and nurses are registered is far easier to do her in the UK than it is abroad. Check that the person who advises you about the surgery is a doctor or nurse again much easier task here in the UK. Make sure that they’re registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this can only be done here in the UK as other countries will differ and have much less stringent rules and regulations for example here in the UK only hospitals and clinics registered with the CQC can carry out plastic surgery procedures we would advise that you do not sign up for cosmetic surgery at a hospital or clinic that can’t provide evidence that it’s registered with the CQC.
Having plastic surgery abroad can also raise general problem’s like language barriers, what would happen if you needed to talk with the surgeon or clinical staff? Or geographical barriers which might inhibit talking to other patients who have had the procedure.
Plastic surgery abroad – other questions
When considering any plastic surgery especially plastic surgery abroad some of the basic questions that a person should ask are; how long will surgery take and the anaesthetic you’ll need, what pain you can expect and how long the results will last and how long the recovery should be. For more information on any subject related to cosmetic surgery and if you are considering plastic surgery abroad please speak to us first.