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The Importance of Choosing an AAFPS Surgeon

By Daniel Baker

Selecting a surgeon is one of the most important choices you will make when planning to undergo cosmeticsurgery. The outcome of your procedure is dependent on the surgeon’s skill level, as well as their artistic abilities, since they will be responsible for reshaping your features. Clearly, you’ll want to select the best surgeon possible when undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery. Do your research so that you are able to select a highly qualified surgeon with a reputable background.

Did you know that any doctor can provide cosmetic surgery in Australia? Yes, even a cardiologist or oncologist is technically qualified to perform a facelift or nose job. How do you know that the doctor you have chosen has a strong background in cosmetic surgery?

If you are considering facial plastic surgery and are seeking a surgeon to perform the procedure, how do you know that the surgeon you choose is fully qualified? Seek out a surgeon who is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgery (RACS) or a dermatologist who is a fellowof the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

These organisations have strict entrance requirements to ensure that their members are fully qualified to perform surgery or dermatology. For instance, surgeons who are fellows of the RACS have received a minimum of 12 years of education, including 5 years of specialised training. A FRACS surgeon has passed stringent exams proving his or her background and expertise in providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Furthermore, seek out members of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS). This group of surgeons is focused solely on facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. AAFPS fellows are committed to continual education and furthering the field of cosmetic surgery. Their members are on the cutting-edge of the facial plastic surgery world, using the most up-to-date techniques to deliver optimum surgical results.

The ideal surgeon is one who has the expertise, qualifications, and the background necessary to provide natural-looking facial sculpting. The right surgeon for you is one with whom you feel comfortable entrusting your facial appearance, including both the technical and artistic aspects of the procedure. By choosing a fully qualified surgeon, you can also rest assured that your surgeon is fully trained to respond to any complications, should they arise.