When considering plastic surgery, there is no substitute for a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeon Members:
Plastic surgery is more than cosmetic surgery.
Through their reconstructive surgery skills, Plastic Surgeons often help people get their lives back. Plastic Surgeons are trained in reconstructive procedures such as: burn, wound and trauma repair; tumour removal and cancer reconstruction; correction of birth defects and acquired deformities; hand surgery; maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery; and microsurgical reconstruction.
Through their work, plastic surgeons make a major contribution to the health of our Australian community.
The popularity of plastic surgery is soaring.
Any doctor can call himself or herself a cosmetic surgeon, so the importance of finding a properly trained and certified specialist surgeon to undertake your treatment cannot be stressed too much.
Choosing a doctor who's a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the first step. ASPS Member Surgeons are certified by the Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and are recognised as specialists by the Australian Medical Council and Medicare Australia.
Before you have plastic surgery, you meet with your ASPS Member Surgeon for a consultation. During the consultation, you be able to discuss your goals. Your surgeon should undertake a thorough examination and if surgery is appropriate advise the best procedure to achieve your desired results.
It's important to talk to your ASPS Member Surgeon about your goals and your treatment. Feel confident asking about your doctor's credentials, experience, outcomes or safety record. It is your body, your safety and your life.
(This information has been adapted for Australia courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons)