Dr Yannis Alexandridis was featured on Channel 5 news yesterday sharing his education advise on how to avoid botched plastic surgery, and how to choose a safe surgeon.
Did you know that four out of five surgeons in the UK have reported a rise in patients who have visited their establishments and have requested information and advise regarding botched plastic surgery procedures? The Medical Defence Union that represent more than 50% of Britain’s Doctors and Surgeons who are accused of medical mispractice attribute the growing number of botched surgeries to an increase in demand for plastic surgery, with the majority being linked to breast augmentation.
The Medical Defence Union also believe that botched surgeries were being caused as a result of negligence during consultations, as well as negligence during the surgery itself. Not to mention, that many patients travel abroad for surgery, after being lured in by attractive prices. However, the time spent with a patient before the procedure itself as well as the after care is just as important as the surgery itself. Something that many patients do not consider beforehand.
In addition, it’s fundamental that the patient’s expectations are realistic and that the surgeon is as clear on the results that can be achieved.
Talking to Channel 5 News, Dr Yannis spoke on this matter and provided his top tips for ensuring your surgery is as safe as possible.
1. Research the clinic before going
” Make sure the clinic and the surgeon performing your procedure is accredited and make sure the clinic has a good reputation”. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons requires the most rigorous exams out there. Realself is also a great resource for finding real reviews on your surgeon.
2. Is your surgeon accredited?
“Either the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, or American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons”.
3. Prepare questions for a consultation
“Ask a lot of questions during your consultation. Even better, write down your questions before your consultation because sometimes you might forget. Ask questions relating to the complications that could arise during the procedure, side effects of the procedure you’re interested in and how likely this is to happen”.