Archive | April 2013

Surgery Options

Once you have decided to go ahead with elective plastic surgery and have arranged your finances so that you can afford it, your next step should be to choose the plastic surgery clinic where you want to have your procedure done. General plastic surgery and rhinoplasty surgery is a lucrative business, especially in big cities such as Toronto, so there will be no shortage of clinics you can choose from. The problem is: what criteria should you be using to narrow your list of choices? What does one look for in a plastic surgeon? This article can help you arrange your thoughts and make your choices.

The first thing you should be looking for is a doctor who has enough medical experience to perform your procedure correctly the first time and handle any complications that may arise from your rhinoplasty surgery. The more established a doctor is the higher his or her rates will be and the more difficult it will be to schedule an appointment at his or her clinic, so you may want to opt for a balance of cost and availability versus medical experience. New doctors may charge as little as $3,000 for a procedure while more experience doctors will demand twice that. Many clinics also offer payment plans for clients who are paying out of pocket for their elective surgeries or specific nose job services, so that may also be a factor in your decision if you have not saved up the full price of the procedure.

You can further narrow your list of clinics by investigating their reputation. Obviously all of the surgeons should be licensed by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and be in good standing with organizations such as the Canadian Medical Association and the Better Business Bureau. Any doctor with a lot of complaints lodged against them should be viewed with suspicion. Meet with the doctor you are considering to have the rhinoplasty surgery with, even if it means traveling to downtown Toronto, and make sure you feel comfortable with him or her. He or she should be willing to show you before and after photos of procedures they have performed and to provide you with testimonials from other patients who have used their clinic as proof that their procedures have been successful.