Deciding to have cosmetic surgery is a big step and one that you probably have not taken lightly or without considerable thought. Entrusting your body to the hands of someone else requires immense trust. That is why searching for and selecting a surgeon can be a difficult task, and there can be no substitute for a Board-certified, member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
A Plastic surgeon has committed many long years to study and training to obtain their specialist expertise. They have received a medical degree, completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in surgery, demonstrated successful completion of training, passed a rigorous examination process overseen by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and been deemed qualified and certified to practice reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery.
Plastic surgeons perform surgery on the entire body, from head to toe, which affords them a more comprehensive understanding of the entire body. This also provides them with extensive experience of a wide range of surgical techniques required for complex reconstructive and cosmetic problems.
Plastic surgeons have been at the forefront of developments and advances in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons says, “Only physicians who are certified in Plastic Surgery are Plastic Surgeons. The rule doesn’t always apply to the term “Cosmetic Surgeon,” so it is not unusual to see dermatologists, dentists or other doctors presenting themselves as cosmetic surgeons”.
Here are some suggestions and considerations when choosing your plastic surgeon:
Spend time doing research
Review the surgeon’s before and after photos
Consider how you feel during your consultation with the staff and the surgeon
Read the patient consent form carefully before signing it.
Find out about the operating facility
Customer service matters too:
For a consultation with Dr. Tregaskiss please contact the office and a coordinator will be very happy to speak with you about your areas of concern.