Finding the best plastic surgeon can seem like an impossible task for patients looking to go under the knife. Here Dr Faisal Salim a renowned British Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Dubai holds the UK (CCT) Certificate of Completion of training in Plastic Surgery. He has numberous qualifications that make him one of the best plastic surgeon in Dubai. Dr Faisal obtained his medical degree (MBBS) from St George University of London and attained FRCS, MRCS, UMLE etc from Britain, the US and Sweden. Dr Faisal, a board certified plastic surgeon from the UK highlights 5 things, a patient should look for before making a decision on who should perform their surgery.
The basic requirement for any plastic surgeon is to have certification confirming that they competed a period of training specifically in plastic surgery. The length of the training and unfortunately the quality can vary, but the surgeon must be able to demonstrate that they satisfied the necessary competencies to gain this accreditation.
Are They Board Certified
The training in places like the UK, USA, France and Australia is very long and the demands are high. If the surgeon has certification from here then one can assume that they are at the very least safe and competent
Do They Have Patient Reviews
Patient testimonials on independent platforms such as google, realself and trust pilot are a very useful guide to how satisfied patients are with surgeon and the experience of the surgery. Patients often go into detail about what they liked and more importantly disliked
Are the licensed by the DHA
For any doctor practicing in the Dubai they need to be licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). In order to grant a license the DHA will check all the plastic surgeons certifications and qualifications to make sure they are genuine and safe to practice in Dubai
Do they have before and afters to show
During the consultation it is important to see if the plastic surgeon is able to show you a large number of breast augmentation before and afters
Do you have a rapport with the surgeon
This is probably the most important point. Plastic surgeons are human beings. If your gut is telling you that they are a nice guy, then you should trust your intuition. If you feel they are open and transparent, then communication about the surgery will be more clear and the surgeon will be more available in the post operative period