Statistics show that each year, millions of people undergo aesthetic procedures to enhance a particular feature or to reduce visible signs of aging. In recent years, aesthetic surgery has grown in popularity among both women and men.
Many people choose aesthetic surgery to give themselves added confidence in social or work situations, a psychological boost or simply to help them look as young as they feel. Often, improving a feature of your face or body will enhance self-image, and that can help you to make positive changes in many areas of your life. Having realistic expectations about aesthetic surgery increases the likelihood that you will be happy with the results.
If you recognize a specific area in which your appearance could be improved and you have a strong personal desire to make a change, then you may be an ideal candidate for a cosmetic procedure.
One of the most important factors in the success of your cosmetic surgery is the surgeon you select. Many people are surprised to learn that some doctors performing cosmetic surgery today have had no formal surgical training. That is why you need to ask the right questions before you schedule a consultation.
Don’t be confused by other official-sounding certifications. A Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon is a ‘specialist’ like a Cardiologist is for the heart or a Neurosurgeon is for the brain. A Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon will have a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and be a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons.
You can ring the Australian Society of Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons to confirm qualifications on: 02 9437 9200. Remember to look for this symbol.