If you’ve previously enhanced your beauty with a nip and tuck or two, you’ll already know it’s absolutely vital to get the right cosmetic clinic and plastic surgeon for the job.
Perhaps you’re considering a cosmetic tweak for the first time, or you’re merely curious about how to find a good cosmetic surgeon right here in Perth.
Today, we’ll outline some simple pointers to help you choose the best possible surgeon from a reputable cosmetic surgery clinic for all your beautifying needs.
An excellent cosmetic surgery clinic should always have a gallery on its website.
When plastic surgeons carry out great work, they’ll want to share it with the world, right?
Right. A truly great cosmetic surgery clinic will go a step further with their gallery and show off much more than standard issue before and after photos.
Now, this next part might sound weird at first…
A photo of the outside of the surgery building might seem out of place in the gallery section, but it’s actually an important addition. Let’s face it, it’s good to see how they dress the bricks and mortar they work in. After all, plastic surgery is all about enhancing beauty so you can get a feel for the surgeon by the way they advertise their business and dress their building.
The same goes for photographs of the entrance, reception, and client pre-appointment lounge or waiting area. Do the chairs look comfortable, does the clinic space feel inviting or will you sit and wait in what feels like a dark and cold nerve-inducing cave?
Is every member of staff included in the clinic gallery or just the surgeons? Remember you’re after a holistic experience here from booking the appointment through to relaxing before you see the doctor and then getting the best possible surgery and aftercare. All parts of the equation count here, not just the surgeon.
Crucial to any plastic surgeon’s gallery are the photographs of the results of surgery. Again, a good clinic will have lots of pictures of the same person, rather than hundreds of single-shot before and after photos of many different people. You’re looking for satisfied customers here not a bulk load of one-off customers.
A trustworthy gallery will start with the ‘before’ picture with the follow-up picture that was taken one week after (usually labelled After 1).
The picture should include the forehead, eyes and nose or the chin, lips and nose (depending on what surgery is undertaken).
Each image should have the same background lighting, and the model must wear no makeup for the results to yield as accurate a comparison as possible.
You may notice in After 1 or After 2 that the model is smiling more as she is pleased with the work. This is a subtle indicator worth looking out for.
Again, for the sake of a precise and fair comparison, the gallery should ask the model to keep a neutral pose. Has the model’s hair colour changed as the weeks go on? This change of colour is equally as essential to note as spotting if the model has a new haircut since these beauty tweaks may bring out her new features more. Most people get new haircuts after surgery so don’t worry about this if you see it in the images, it’s simply a point worth being aware of.
Qualifications and Standards
Thankfully, it’s rare and highly unlikely for an unqualified surgeon to either set up a business and trade or gain a position at a reputable surgery.
Nevertheless, it’s best to check what qualifications your surgeon holds.
Your surgeon should have earned one of the following…
Note: The UK system has just amalgamated all surgical colleges as an Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP) with new guidelines for the completion of higher training in plastic surgery.
With reviews, you need a good sample size. By their very nature, reviews are subjective and you need to scour the opinions of a reasonable spread of users to get an accurate picture of any product or service.
When you’re looking at reviews, it always pays to be on guard against fake reviews. Disgruntled competitors can regrettably resort to sabotage tactics.
For example, if you’re looking for plastic surgery in Perth and you start reading reviews, a consistent body of comments on one cosmetic surgery clinic, whether positive or negative, suggests the reports are probably trustworthy.
On the other hand, if one cosmetic surgery or cosmetic surgeon has 100 solid reviews and just a single review says something negative, you need to consider the overall picture. Chances are the negative review is not trustworthy. It might be a rogue review inserted by a competitor. Perhaps it’s genuine but an isolated complaint.
When you read the review, ask yourself if it sounds trustworthy. Is the author using genuine language, or do they sound too technical? Does it sound sincere or does it seem like the words of someone employed to scribble a few words to help boost the number of reviews for a particular surgery?
It’s almost impossible to stress how important reviews are when choosing a plastic surgeon. We use reviews nearly every day of our lives, and we make our choices based in no small part on what we read in those reviews.
Whether we’re looking for movies or restaurants, hotels or vacations, apps or laptops, TVs or clothing… nearly everything we choose, every place we go, and what we do when we get there, is inspired in some small way by a review that prodded us to take action.
Another reason reviews are critical in the search for a cosmetic surgeon is due to the amount of choice at your fingertips.
As an example, the number of search results on Google for “plastic surgery Perth” is staggering. How do you make your way through so many potential options?
Well, you could try tweaking your Google search, like this: “plastic surgery Perth+reviews.”
That search will throw up all sorts of goodies. You might even find yourself entering a review forum, where you can talk to others about their experiences.
The more reviews you can read the more knowledge you’ll gain before deciding who you should entrust with your beauty. You’ll quickly be able to spot a fake review, and have confidence in the genuine reviews written by people who want to help others.
If you can, leave a review yourself to help the next person taking the same journey as you. Make it easy for them to choose which path to take. Pay it forward.
Previous patients who feel like their life has changed thanks to a small cosmetic adjustment usually want to leave a testimonial because they’re happy with the results.
And “happy” is the keyword here. People who leave a genuine testimonial tend to heap praise on the surgeon, and all the staff.
Most people write a testimonial shortly after their procedure. It’s fair to say they’re in a good place. But how about two, three, even five months later?
Some people follow up with a second testimonial a few months later. This type of testimonial is priceless.
If you spot a testimonial that’s singing the praises of the surgeon’s bedside manner, the speedy and efficient service offered by the staff and it also happens to be a second review written months after the procedure – that’s a solid gold testimonial right there.
Pricing between cosmetic surgeons is generally competitive, but any time there’s a price to pay, it’s only natural to try to find the same service elsewhere for $1000 less.
Be sure the website or clinic is giving you prices for the entire treatment. Fees are more involved than the price of the procedure alone.
For example, you’ll find the items listed below are pretty much standard for most cosmetic salons…
Of course, it’s very common for prices to differ from patient to patient. Different bodies have different surgery requirements, the top cosmetic surgery clinics will understand this. If you see price ranges listed for different procedures, then this is a plastic surgeon you can trust.
Cosmetic surgery can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. If you do the research and find the right (and reputable) surgeon, cosmetic surgery can change your life in amazing ways. Keep in mind the tips we’ve talked about today, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. So remember:
If everything matches up, then you have found your top plastic surgeon.