Choosing A Surgeon
When choosing a surgeon, it is essential to gain information about the:
Qualifications of the surgeon
Ensure your surgeon is a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon with FRACS in Plastic surgery after his or her name.
Only genuine plastic surgeons in Australia are members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS. You may contact the society to gather more information on the surgeon you wish to consult. Please visit www.plasticsurgery.org.au or ring their Information Hotline: 1300 367 446.
Experience of the surgeon
How long has the surgeon been doing the procedure? How many has he or she performed? How often does he or she do the procedure? Have any complications occurred? You may request to be shown photographic examples of the surgeon’s own work (pre and post-operative photographs) for the operation.
Relationship with the surgeon
You should feel comfortable with the surgeon and satisfy yourself that you have been provided with a complete and balanced explanation of the procedure you have enquired about, along with a detailed explanation of potential complications and side effects. At the end of the consultation you should feel happy that your surgeon will look after your best interests.
You need to make sure that your surgeon will organise proper care for you after you have had the operation. What if you have questions or concerns? What if there is a problem after surgery? Will you be able to access the surgeon or his staff readily? Will the surgeon himself speak to you and offer advice and solutions? How many times will the surgeon see you after surgery? Are your follow-up visits included in your surgical fee?
This can be through word of mouth (from friends and associates) or from your general practitioner. Your general practitioner will usually be aware of the reputation of particular surgeons in your area.
Difference between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon?
Many health care providers are now performing cosmetic procedures, but that doesn’t mean they are all qualified to perform plastic surgery. ASPS Member Surgeons are trained in plastic surgery which encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons are Fellows of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) is fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council which is the only body authorised by the Commonwealth Government to certify all medical training.
Why Choose Dr. Gahankari
The decision to undergo any surgical procedure is never one to be taken lightly.
Gold Coast plastic surgeon Dr. Dilip Gahankari has the skill, experience and proven record to ensure you are in the best, most capable hands.
Once you have decided to undergo surgery, every effort is made to ensure you feel comfortable. You will be given comprehensive information about your chosen procedure and will have our Gold Coast plastic surgeon Dr. Dilip Gahankari and his team’s support prior to and after the surgery. Advanced Aesthetics is a purpose designed medical practice offering state-of-the-art technology and personalised care in a quiet, discreet, professional environment.
The clinic provides safe and most appropriate cosmetic medical care – to ensure that people enjoy the experience as well as the results. The staff at the clinic are highly qualified, friendly, caring and skilled and will ensure you are given the highest possible standard of care at all times.