Are you ready for Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a medical procedure and a major decision – careful consideration should be given to your choice of provider and consultant to ensure you satisfy your personal requirements as well as clinical standards.
The following checklist has been designed to help you make your decision.
01Does your selected Consultant Surgeon specialise in the area of surgery you are considering and has he/she worked in both the NHS and the private sector for a significant length of time?
02Is your selected Consultant Surgeon registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and included on the GMC specialist register for surgery?
03In case of emergency during your immediate recovery period, does the your chosen surgeon reside near the address of the hospital he is working in and is he/she accessible and available throughout your hospital stay and immediate post-operative recovery period?
04Is your chosen hospital registered with the Care Quality Commission, and appropriately equipped with specialist plastic surgery resources? Is the hospital staffed with appropriately trained and experienced medical and clinical staff?
05Does your chosen hospital have appropriately trained clinical personnel, trained to deal in the delvery of emergency care on a 24 hour, seven days per week basis?
06Does your chosen hospital seem willing to let you visit their facilities and insist that you consult with the actual Consultant Surgeon who will perform your operation before attempting to confirm a procedure date?
07Does your chosen Consultant and hospital project a totally professional and responsible attitude, ensuring that you are well informed of all risks of surgery prior to expecting you to make any commitment to undergo a surgical procedure?
08Does your consultant and hospital advise you that the Care Quality Commission expects all prospective cosmetic surgery patients to have a 14 day “cooling off period” following a consultation and before proceeding with surgery?
How do I find out more?
To find out more about cosmetic surgery or non surgical treatments at a Ramsay hospital close to you, contact us today.
Alternatively come along to one of our free cosmetic surgery open evenings to find out more about a procedure you are interested in.