Deciding to go for cosmetic surgery is a very big step for you. It does promise you better and renewed skin, probably what you desire, but it also brings along certain risks with it.

To ensure that you trust the right professional for your surgery, it is important that you ask the surgeon the following questions.

#1 What Is His Experience?

Your cosmetic surgeon must have spent a good amount of years in cosmetic surgery and must have a considerable set of successful cases in his portfolio.

If he has been the in the profession for more than 7 years, it means he knows his job and understands the way these procedures work.

However, fresh surgeons or those with 32-3 years of experience should be best avoided. It does not mean that they are incapable, but why take a risk when such an important surgery is to be take place?

#2 What Is His Expertise?

It is your responsibility to know qualification and specialization of the surgeon which you are considering for your cosmetic surgery. Sometimes surgeons do not possess a specialization for a particular type of surgery.

There are surgeons who perform a good nose job while they have not given that much of satisfaction in the surgery of ears.

So, check if they are specialized in the surgery which you are planning to go through.

#3 Does He Hold A Board Certification?

Check if your cosmetic surgeon holds any kind of certification. Although there are many kinds of certifications for cosmetic surgeons, the skilled and qualified surgeons who usually work in esteemed hospitals have earned a certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

This simply means that that he/she is efficient enough to perform surgeries in a skillful and safe manner and does not just possess superficial or theoretical knowledge about this matter.

#4 Where Would He Perform The Surgery?

Surgeries are often performed in hospitals but sometimes they also take place within the surgeon’s clinic while at other times they are performed in an outpatient ambulatory centre.

It depends upon the type of surgery you have to get, in order to decide which place is best suited as well as the safest for you to get your cosmetic surgery done.

And please, for heaven’s sake e do not think of saving your money at such a crucial point as nothing could actually be a substitute for your safety or your life, for that matter!

Research and consult properly and know everything before undergoing any sort of procedure.

#5 What Type Of Assistants Will Work With Him?

Your cosmetic surgery might be just another medical case for your surgeon, but for you it is your body, your life, your everything!

And you certainly do not wish to be tossed around in the hands of amateur surgeons or interns who are still studying medicine, as this happens frequently in teaching hospitals.

Hence, before you sign any contract for cosmetic surgery, investigate thoroughly who are the assistants who would be a part of this surgery and whether are they qualified or certified enough to be a part of cosmetic surgery.

Also, ask if there is an emergency team working in case the need arises.

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#6 Does The Procedure Involve Any Risks?

Although there are hardly any cases where the person has suffered some serious damage through cosmetic surgery, it is still recommended to interrogate your surgeon thoroughly about what kind of risks might be involved in the surgery which you wish to undergo.

Do not hesitate in asking about anything which is not clear to you or if something is making you skeptical. It is best when you get into something after knowing all the ramifications involved in that particular choice.

#7 What type of Anesthesia Will He Use?

Anesthesia forms an integral and one of the most important parts of any surgery, therefore it is essential to know what kind of anesthesia would the surgeon use while performing the surgery on you.

Normally, the most commonly used anesthesia is local anesthesia, especially if the surgeon needs to communicate with you throughout the surgery. Although the safest, it is not very effective so its use is limited to specific kinds of surgeries.

Then we have the IV Sedate which is also known as twilight sleep. This type of anesthesia is usually used when the surgeon has to perform a surgery which involves a single procedure. It is also considered to be safe although less safe than the local anesthesia, and is cost friendly as well.

Lastly, the type which comes with the highest risk is general anesthesia. It should be used only by specialists and trained surgeons as its overdose or abuse can hamper the brain health of a person and cause many other side effects as well.

About The Author:

Nelson Homes is a blogger for Hall and Wrye. For more information visit He likes to blog about beauty and skin care-related topics. In his free time likes to research various cosmetic surgery procedures.