Selecting your surgeon is the most important step when planning your surgical procedure...
The decision to have plastic surgery is not one that is made easily and requires much thought. Choosing the right plastic surgeon for you is a vital step as this is one of the most important choices you will make in life.
Ask yourself the following questions to ensure you are placing yourself in the best possible care:
Are they a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons FRACS and a specialist Plastic Surgeon?
If you are considering having plastic surgery it’s essential to know if your Surgeon is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons FRACS and a specialist Plastic Surgeon.
Are they an AHPRA member or ASAPS member?
If you are looking for a high quality plastic surgeon it is important they are members of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), as these confederations are leading authorities on plastic surgery education, research, guidelines and policies. Dr Jane Paterson is a member of both these associations and conducts plastic surgery to the highest standards.
Do you feel comfortable with them?
You are placing your body in their hands, so it is vital you are comfortable around your surgeon and are satisfied they understand your goals. Dr Jane Paterson is a friendly, compassionate and specialist plastic surgeon who listens to your requests in order to develop a strong doctor-patient relationship and tailor a treatment plan unique to you.
Can you ask questions and receive satisfactory answers?
Feeling happy with your results begins before surgery, by receiving all the information you will need prior to your recovery. Information is the key to understanding your treatment and having realistic expectations. Dr Jane Paterson will always answer your questions in-depth and encourages her one-on-one consultations to be an open forum to raise any questions or concerns.
Are all complications associated with the surgery explained?
All surgeons absolutely must give you all the information regarding your treatment prior to surgery, and this includes any possible complications. By understanding all aspects of your treatment, you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with treatment.
What if something goes wrong, will my surgeon be there for me?
This is a very important question that you should ask any surgeon you consult. Dr Jane Paterson understands that her dedication and commitment to your care does not end with the surgery, and is here for you throughout your recovery if you have any questions or concerns.
Can you share your goals and expectations with your surgeon?
Being able to freely discuss your feelings about your goals is vital to ensuring superior results. Dr Jane Paterson understands this and listens to your needs without judgement.