There can be very few more horrifying prospects than that of deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind only to find yourself under the care of a wholly lacklustre surgeon. Whether it’s liposuction in London or a tummy tuck in Teeside, the choice you make when it comes to the surgeon you choose will have an enormous impact not only on the result, but on your life for the long-term.
Unsurprisingly, therefore, the very best surgeons working in the industry today advise investing plenty of time and effort in the process of narrowing down the field and choosing the ideal plastic surgeon. Along with knowing exactly what to look for and the right questions to ask, they also warn of several signs to be on the lookout for which more often than not are indicative of the surgeon you probably should stay away from.
So with this in mind, if and when you spot any of these tell-tale warning signs, you might want to think about taking your business elsewhere:
Right off the bat, it’s important to remember that as the surgeon’s website is something of a representation of their brand, business and professionalism in general, unprofessional and generally unimpressive websites are never reassuring. After all, if they cannot be bothered to invest the minimal time and effort necessary to create a professional website, what does this say about the way they run their business and operate in general? If your first impressions are anything other than glowingly positive, it isn’t worth the risk.
Any Feeling of Pressure
The number one rule by which all cosmetic surgeons work is that of never under any circumstances pressure potential patients into making the decisions. Quite to the contrary in fact, cosmetic surgeons should offer impartial and unbiased advice in order to help their patients make the best decisions for their own benefit and well-being. Or in other words, if you are ever told that you absolutely need plastic surgery even though you know this isn’t really the case, this isn’t a surgeon you want to be dealing with.
Any Sense You’re Being Rushed
The same also applies to any surgeon that puts you under any pressure to rush your decision as once again, a competent and responsible surgeon should encourage patients to take as much time as necessary when it comes to making the right decisions for their own benefit. Along with generally being hurried along, another form of pressure is the irresponsible practice of making you think that you are looking at a one-time-only deal or that if you take your time, you will be looking at a higher price later on. In any and all such instances, you might want to walk away.
Guarantees of Outstanding Results
There is absolutely no cosmetic surgeon in the world that can and therefore should guarantee outstanding result every time. The reason being that every single patient will naturally respond differently to every single kind of treatment and procedure there is, so flawlessly predicting the outcome is in fact 100% impossible. They may be able to guarantee the safest techniques to date and the highest possible chance of a fantastic outcome, but in terms of offering these kinds of guarantees, it cannot and therefore should not be done.
No Talk of Risks
The same also applies to risks as there is no such thing as a cosmetic treatment or surgical procedure in the world that cannot or should be considered 100% risk free. It is the job and the obligation of the surgeon to bring up and discuss all risks attached to any procedure before even considering allowing the patient to go ahead, rather than just assuming that the patient already knows and understands the risks.
Suspiciously Low Prices
Last but not least, pretty much every popular and common cosmetic treatment and surgical procedure on the market right now has something of an average-price that any given patient can expect to pay for it. There will always be some surgeons that offer treatment for lower prices than others, but when it comes to outright bargains and suspiciously low prices, try to remember that anything that looks too good to be true most probably is. It is in your best interests to research exactly what kinds of prices treatments are being carried out for in order to find out what kind of price represents a sensible price and the kind of price you should be suspicious of.