It could be an extremely disturbing prospect for the majority of people when they get informed that they require surgery. However, when you have a good surgeon who eases your fears, and makes you comfortable and relaxed before and during the surgery, much of that anxiety and worry will disappear.
Patients will be more willing to place their health, and indeed their lives, into the hands of a plastic surgeon that is exuding confidence; one that recognizes and acknowledges your fears. You're sure to prefer a surgeon who has a proven track record of success in performing plastic surgeries.
Some of the qualities of a good surgeon, and indeed any medical personnel, include these 5 attributes:
1. Must Be Well Trained
For anyone to qualify to practice surgery in Australia he / she must have completed the mandatory education and trainings set by the Australian Medical Board. Most qualified surgeons are also members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which only accepts into its ranks Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) trained surgeons. You can easily verify their credentials by dialing up the ASPS Information Hotline.
A good surgeon needs to at all times be his or her own best critic, who is also open to more learning. Such a professional will seek the counsel of collections so as to offer you the best service and will keep track of your progress after the procedure.
3. Highly Ethical
A good surgeon will always place your best interests first. He should follow the guidelines that have been put in place by professional bodies like the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Your surgeon should consider your wishes and follow the safest treatment route. All patients should also be handled equally.
Professionals will give each surgical procedure their total focus, even if it's just a light facial re-touch. They will not be worried about getting their names on the big journals – your safety will always come first. In line with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) protocols, your confidentiality is also a priority.
4. Confident In What They Do
Any patient will desire to be served by surgeons who exhibit a positive and confident attitude. This is best displayed by how confidently they communicate with you. Your surgeon should display forthrightness during conversations with you in a language you can understand, but not with too much medical jargon.
Effective surgeons will make direct eye contact with you and keenly listen to your concerns. They will take the time in assuring you that they know their stuff and that they really appreciate your fears. You can identify good surgeons by how respectfully they address you – certainly not in a condescendingly manner!
5. Bold And Courageous
While surgeons must only make decisions based on their professional learning, they need to rely on their abilities and instincts to handle any surgical emergency as they operate on you. They must be ready to make snap decisions during the course of your surgery.