If you physically quake at the thought of entrusting your luscious locks to a new hairdresser, placing yourself in the hands of an aesthetic physician probably makes you go weak at the knees.
But it shouldn’t.
Do your homework and finding the perfect doctor to personalize your treatment plan should be a breeze…
Are They Certified?
Legally, any doctor can undergo any kind of procedure, meaning there are far too many body-altering surgeons in the world of aesthetics who shouldn’t be. Our advice? Only trust a board-certified physician who has undergone years of training. Thankfully this has never been easier since all of our HintMD experts are board-certified. You’re welcome.
Check Their Experience And Area Of Expertise
We all know the old adage, ‘practice makes perfect’ and this has never been truer when it comes to cosmetic surgery. So, before booking an appointment with a potential doctor, ask how many times they’ve carried out the specific procedure you’re interested in. And for how long.
Shower Them With Questions
While we’re on the subject, never be afraid to ask a whole bunch of questions before entrusting a potential doctor with your face or body. Ask to see references, as well as before and after photos of previous patients. Will someone be assisting with your procedure? Check to make sure they’re fully qualified, too. And if you’re worried about forgetting something important, write your questions down, so you don’t forget anything in the heat of the moment. Trust us, when it comes to major changes to your looks, the more prepared you are, the better.
Compatibility Is Key
Nobody wants a highly skilled surgeon with a poor bedside manner. Which is why confidence, honesty and a friendly nature are, in our minds, just as important as good credentials and experience. If a potential physician is unwilling to answer your questions, promises an unrealistic quick fix, or if you simply don’t feel comfortable putting your body, skin or hair in their hands, they’re not for you.
Avoid Cheap Deals
As with most things in life, money is always a factor in decision-making, but beware of choosing a bargain. If a treatment sounds too-good-to-be-true, there’s probably a reason for that. Do you really want to take that risk when it’s your body at stake? Not to mention the possible costs for corrective procedures in the future? Not. Worth. It. Instead, ask your physician about going on a treatment plan, instead. This will help you pay for procedures on a monthly basis rather than in one big hit. We are all over that.
Written by: Georgia Gould