For anyone considering cosmetic surgery, safety is of the utmost importance. When done properly and with the right precautions, cosmetic surgery can be a safe, positive experience. Here are some tips to make sure your cosmetic surgery is as safe as possible.
Do Your Research
The best way to ensure your safety during cosmetic surgery is to do your research beforehand. This means researching the surgeon you plan on using, reading reviews from past patients, and understanding all the risks associated with the procedure. It’s also important to ask questions during consultations so that you understand what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Make sure you understand any potential risks or side-effects prior to making a decision.
Choose an Experienced Surgeon
When researching surgeons for your cosmetic procedure it’s important to look for someone with experience in that particular type of surgery. Look up their credentials and read reviews from former patients who have had similar procedures done by that particular surgeon. Board-certification can go a long way in helping you find a reputable doctor who has access to quality care and up-to-date technology.
Follow Aftercare Instructions Carefully
Following instructions post-surgery is essential for ensuring a safe recovery process. Many times this includes taking prescribed medications regularly or abstaining from certain activities such as exercise until cleared by your doctor. Make sure you take these instructions seriously as they’re designed to protect your health and ensure that everything goes smoothly during recovery time.
Make Safety Your and Your Surgeon’s Number One Priority!
Dr. Alton Ingram co-founded the Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety Initiative in 2019 with American Board of Cosmetic Surgery President Wilbur Hah. Dr. Ingram is one of only a handful of surgeons in the United States who has attained Certification in Cosmetic Patient Safety. He has lectured at national and international medical meetings on topics related to patient safety, is one of the first surgeons in Tennessee who is trained in the use of intraoperative ultrasound to ensure safety in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, and has taught patient safety best practices to surgeons from the US, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Cosmetic surgery can be a very rewarding experience if done safely and properly with the right precautions in place. By doing thorough research before committing to any procedure, choosing an experienced surgeon, and following aftercare instructions carefully, you can make sure that your cosmetic procedure goes as smoothly as possible while keeping yourself safe both before and after the operation takes place. With these tips in mind, you can rest assured knowing that your safety is top priority when pursuing cosmetic surgery!