Before you start to think about going under the blade scalpel for an increase in the size of your breast, liposuction or an increase in the size of your buttocks, it is extremely important to find out everything you need to know about the surgical process you would like to have, and also about the surgeon’s expertise. Why? Quite simply to insure you obtain high quality care that complies with the standards and surgical protocols set by legal authorities. In order to help you choose the right aesthetic surgeon, here are some tips.

Check your surgeon’s expertise and training

First, be sure to consult a plastic surgeon because he is the only specialist who has the appropriate training and recognized expertise to perform this type of surgery. A plastic surgeon has generally taken a ten-year university training, to which some have also added an additional training in cosmetic surgery called “Fellowship.”
You may also find several titles that can give you clues about your surgeon’s skills. First of all, there is the C. S. P. Q. certification, which confirms the success of the plastic surgery specialty exams of the Collège des Médecins du Québec. The designation of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, F. R. C. C. S. (c), and that of the American College of Surgeons, F. A. C. S., confirms the achievement of the requirements for the highest standards of the plastic surgery specialty in Canada and the United States respectively.

Learn more about the different stages of your surgery

When the time comes to buy a new home or car, you always ask questions, analyze and collect as much information as possible. So why do differently when it concerns your body and your health? Despite the online discussion forums and recommendations of your entourage, it is extremely important to ask yourself and if necessary, consult with several surgeons to obtain accurate information on surgical techniques to ensure that they satisfy your requirements.
Do not hesitate to ask your surgeon for additional documentation during the first consultation, so that you will not only have more information about the procedure you are seeking, but also about the quality of the products. Also, ask him to explain in detail the surgical process and the risks involved. It is the surgeon’s duty to answer all your questions and offer you a service that meets your requirements, but also your current state of health. It is also within your rights to be fully informed about all of the available options and do not hesitate to address the issue of post-surgical recovery.

How to choose your aesthetic surgeon and which questions to ask?

Here is a short list of questions to keep in mind during your first consultation.

  • Check your surgeon’s training and expertise by contacting the legal authorities.
  • How is the surgery carried out?
  • What are the risks related to it?
  • What is the duration of the surgery?
  • What options are available to you?
  • Where can I find more information?
  • How long does the convalescence last?

An aesthetic surgery is not an inconsequential procedure. For this reason, it is important to take the time to make an appropriate choice of the certified plastic surgeon. Before consulting a doctor, make sure that he or she is a member of the Association des chirurgiens plasticiens du Québec (514-350-5109), and verify complaints and prosecutions with the Collège des médecins du Québec (514-933-4441). Choose a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with. At the Dr. Mario F. Bernier Clinic of Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine, we are pleased to answer your questions and provide you with pertinent information so that you can make a clear and informed decision.