Choosing An Affordable Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon In The Philippines

With the rapidly growing popularity and variety of cosmetic procedures now readily available, more and more consumers are considering plastic surgery. It is not surprising therefore that more and more doctors are entering the field of plastic surgery. In fact, there are probably more doctors who claim to be plastic surgeons as compared to those doctors who really underwent extensive training to become fully trained and board certified plastic surgeons.

Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a fully trained Plastic Surgeon ensures that you have selected a physician who has completed at least four years of general surgery residency training with a minimum of three years fellowship training in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

Too many cosmetic surgeries are done by doctors without adequate formal training in plastic surgery. It takes six to eight years of formal training to mold a physician after medical school into to a certified Plastic Surgeon. With the complexity of the plastic surgery specialty, it is not enough for a physician to undergo months or even a year of preceptorship training in any establishment, in order for them to comprehend all the principles and applications in the field of plastic cosmetic surgery.

Although the public equates plastic surgery with cosmetic surgery, the roots of plastic surgery lie in its reconstructive heritage. Cosmetic surgery, an important component of plastic surgery, is but one piece of the plastic surgical puzzle.

Plastic surgery consists of reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery but the boundary between the two, like the boundary of plastic surgery itself, is difficult to draw. The more
one studies the specialty, the more the distinction between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery disappears.

Compared to other countries such as the United States and Europe, the cost of cosmetic surgery in the Philippines is definitely much lower. Your choice of surgeon should not be based on the cost of surgery, rather it should be dictated by his qualifications and experience. Since cosmetic surgery is largely a result oriented subspecialty, take time to find out your surgeons qualifications.

Patients who wish to undergo cosmetic surgery should realize that the most important decision they will make is their choice of surgeon. Patients should not be afraid to ask for the training background of their surgeons. The experience and training of their surgeon is the most important factor that will spell the difference between successful and poorly planned surgeries.