Making The Decision To Have Cosmetic Surgery

Making the decision to go ahead with a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is certainly not one to be taken lightly. This is because the outcomes of cosmetic surgery often can have life-changing effects. We have put this page together to provide you with all the resources and information you need to make a preliminary assessment before you come to a final decision.

“At Ignite Medispa, we take great pride in ensuring that we deliver cosmetic surgery ervices that are appropriate and bespoke to each patient.  This is why we provide ‘proper’ (educational) consultations which are medical (i.e. involving a doctor) and why we avoid ‘menu-based’ prices.  There is no ‘one size fits all’.  At times, the correct pathway is ‘not to treat’ a patient.

Each individual patient must be involved in decision-making, and it is the role of the cosmetic surgeon to ensure that the decision is ‘informed’.  This means that meaningful dialogue must take place, and cosmetic surgeons must first understand what matters to the patient, so that appropriate information may be provided.  This information must include the pros and cons of different decisions, including not having a procedure.

More at: https://www.ignitemedispa.com.au/about-us/our-approach/

Video Resources

Why You Should Choose a Speciality Trained Cosmetic Surgeon

Credits: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 2019

Are you Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Credits: Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2016’

The Consultation with your Surgeon

Credits: Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2016

What’s Different about Cosmetic Surgery¹

Credits: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 2019

Why You Should Choose a Speciality Trained Cosmetic Surgeon ²

Credits: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 2019

Glossary:

  • ² The ACCSM works hand-in-hand with ABCS.
  • ¹ The NHS is Britain’s public health system

Downloadable Resources

ACCSM Patient Info Brochure

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ACCSM Injectables Safety Brochure

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cosmetic surgery and why choose a surgeon who’s ‘specifically’ trained in cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a unique sub-specialty of medicine that requires additional specialty fellowship training beyond the standard training obtained in surgery residency programs. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, it’s important to choose a cosmetic surgeon with advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship training and board certification in cosmetic surgery.

Credit: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

Why is cosmetic surgery commonly equated with plastic surgery if they are two separate specialties?

The most important thing to remember is that the terms ‘plastic surgery’ and ‘cosmetic surgery‘ are not interchangeable. Confusion about the terms has led to public misconceptions about the two specialties. Cosmetic surgery is the “surgery of appearance.” It is elective and focuses on the aesthetics of beauty.

Credit: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

At what age do most people have cosmetic surgery?

The average age patients receive cosmetic surgery is 41. Treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job) and dermabrasion are common among younger patients while procedures including blepharoplasty (eyelift), breast lift, facelift and anti-wrinkle treatments are more commonly sought by older patients.

Credit: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Sources

Making The Decision To Have Cosmetic Surgery, Ignite Medispa Wollongong
Making The Decision To Have Cosmetic Surgery, Ignite Medispa Wollongong
Making The Decision To Have Cosmetic Surgery, Ignite Medispa Wollongong
Making The Decision To Have Cosmetic Surgery, Ignite Medispa Wollongong