Monday 22 January 2018

What to ask before having procedures


If you're contemplating a cosmetic procedure, it's important you get all the information you can. Our experts suggest you should be satisfied about the following:

l What is the doctor's experience and expertise? Are they qualified to carry out the procedure? How many have they already done?

l What products are used in procedures?

l What is the after care policy at the clinic?

l How long will the procedure take and what exactly is involved?

l Is the surgeon a 'consultant plastic surgeon'?

l Is the hospital/clinic regulated and is an overnight stay recommended?

When it comes to cost, it's vital you know exactly what you will be spending. Does the price include pre and post operative care? Does it include any medications or compression garments you may need?

Most importantly, what happens if something goes wrong or you're not happy? It's often worth asking if you can speak to someone who has had the same procedure. The non-medical chat may be more revealing or comforting than all the jargon.

Irish Independent

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