Some people use the terms Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery interchangeably, when in fact these terms have very different meanings. If you’re interested in having any reconstructive surgical procedure, it is important to understand the difference. A Plastic Surgeon is fully trained in Reconstructive Surgery whereas a Cosmetic Surgeon can be a General Practitioner who decides to enter into the field of Cosmetic Surgery without the years of training that a Plastic Surgeon has. To find out if a Surgeon has the qualifications required of a Plastic Surgeon you can check the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons - Find a Surgeon page on their website. You will find Dr Patrick Briggs on this list as he is a qualified Plastic Surgeon!
Firstly you should be looking for a Plastic Surgeon who specialises in Cosmetic procedures. Experience in the procedure that you are considering is paramount. Your decision should be based on how comfortable you feel with the information you have received at your consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at your consultation. Also make sure that your surgeon is a qualified Plastic Surgeon by checking the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons - Find a Surgeon page on their website.
Plastic surgery forums can be informative and at the same time misleading. If you look closely at forums there is positive and negative comments written about every surgeon. It is advisable to have several consultations with different Plastic Surgeons. You can then make an informed decision about which surgeon best suits your needs. If you do wish to seek further information from other Australian patients who are considering surgery we suggest Plastic Surgery Hub as a credible source of information.
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Follow up care is an integral part of your surgical journey. Dr Patrick Briggs and his staff will not only assist you in the lead up to surgery but provide you with aftercare required to obtain the most satisfactory result from your procedure. Included in the cost of all procedures in 6 weeks complimentary aftercare. During this time Dr Briggs and our Registered Nurse will attend to any dressings, LED treatments and scar care as required, all in the warm and friendly environment within Dr Briggs' clinic.
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