Informed consent: What you need to know about going under the knife

Posted on March 12, 2014 by

Cosmetic procedures like breast implants and Brazilian butt lifts have been on the rise in recent years, but this growing popularity presents some concerns. As we’ve mentioned on this blog, the steady demand for a nip and tuck has drawn many under-qualified physicians to this field, and can make it harder to determine who the best plastic surgeons in Miami really are. With that in mind, it is important to be selective about your Miami cosmetic surgeon to ensure the best results for your appearance and your safety.

The first step is to narrow your search to board-certified plastic surgeons only, as these professionals have undergone rigorous training to make sure their skills are up to par. In addition, the Smart Beauty Guide notes that you must choose a plastic surgeon who is completely honest with you from the get-go and can give you an accurate idea of what to expect. A plastic surgeon can only provide this information if they conduct a rigorous evaluation of your health and overall suitability for surgery.

“Before any medical procedure, patients should provide their medical history, and be examined and evaluated for the specific treatment or procedure,” the source states. “You should receive detailed information about the procedure’s benefits and risks as well as any post-surgical care requirements.”

Undergoing plastic surgery is a big decision, and your plastic surgeon should remind you of that fact before you commit to any specific procedure. Any physician who is not open with you about the risks as well as the benefits of your chosen treatment may not be giving you an accurate idea of the road to come. Dr. Christopher Craft is an experienced Miami plastic surgeon who will work with you to make the best decision for your health and happiness.

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