Updated on June 27, 2020
What Is Aesthetic Surgery?
Aesthetic surgery is the branch of plastic surgery that deals with the correction of defects in the body’s morphology to improve its appearance. It achieves a good overall harmony with a natural and pleasant result.
Aesthetic surgery is the branch of plastic surgery that deals with the correction of defects in the body’s morphology to improve its appearance, achieving a good overall harmony with a natural and pleasant result.
Based on these considerations, it is clear that the plastic surgeon must have the in-depth surgical technical knowledge, the result of years of work in the operating room, a strong artistic taste, and a sense of proportion and psychological capacity to correctly relate to the patient.
Balance in judgments and experience allows you to choose the most appropriate solution in individual cases according to the patient’s requests.
WHO TAKES CARE OF AESTHETIC SURGERY?
To try to clarify at least some aspects, it is good to underline that there is a specialty in plastic surgery that is accessed after graduation and which lasts five years. At the same time, there is no specialty in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is an integral part of plastic surgery and the specialty course in plastic surgery; therefore, the doctor who has carried out specific and in-depth studies concerning cosmetic surgery in all its expressions is the specialist in plastic surgery. It is also clear that university education must be completed by many years of clinical practice and operating room experience that allows you to evaluate the different situations, choose the appropriate solutions, and deal with any problems.
Finally, an trivial but in reality, absolutely fundamental consideration is knowing who your surgeon is; knowing their training, experience, and daily activities help to make a conscious and reasoned choice.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR AESTHETIC SURGEON?
Based on what has been said above, it is essential to know your surgeon: hence the importance of a visit to cosmetic surgery.
Many believe that the visit in anticipation of cosmetic surgery is superfluous or only serves to establish the cost and the day of the surgery. In reality, it is a fundamental moment; indeed, perhaps it is the most important moment.
The patient has, first of all, the possibility to expose his problem, his expectations, and needs, but also to evaluate if the doctor offers guarantees of professionalism, such as to allow to establish a relationship of trust for such a choice particular.
The surgeon, on the other hand, can evaluate the defect, explain what can be done, and in what ways, what goal can be achieved and with what postoperative course; finally, he must try to understand the deep motivations that push the patient to the intervention.
In conclusion, it is essential that the surgeon not only is aware of the most appropriate corrective techniques in the specific case but has an anesthesiologist available who can guarantee correct anesthesia and analgesia and can also count on nursing homes, day surgery facilities and qualified outpatients without having to undergo limitations of any kind.
This freedom of action allows you to freely choose the most appropriate solution for the individual patient.