The natural desire to look better leads people not just to hair stylists and dentists, but more and more often also to plastic surgeons. An improved appearance often helps people to gain increased self-confidence, greater personal charisma and more success in everyday life. One task of the plastic surgeon is to provide information and explanations about the best possible correction procedures. For this reason, an in-depth consultation is required, where a relationship of trust can be built up. Another task of the plastic surgeon is to identify the patient's wishes and expectations and to check them for feasibility, since despite advances in methodology and technology, not everything is feasible, and even what is feasible is not always sensible or to be recommended. The doctor must provide advice and information to help the patient to decide for or against an operation.

The experienced surgeon will also, where appropriate, suggest to the patient alternative treatments with better chances of success. Patients are expected to be honest with the doctor as regards their previous history, lifestyle and wishes, and then to do everything in their power not to put the success of the operation and the treatment in jeopardy. The depersonalised "purchase" of cosmetic surgery based purely on geographical and financial factors can lead to disappointment. Successful treatment is based on the establishment of a mutual relationship taking into account the motivation, wishes and expectations of the patient as well as an insight into the surgeon's approach, experience and aesthetic sense. The consultation is therefore a cornerstone of every doctor-patient relationship.

 

Membership of professional associations:

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetisch-Plastische Chirurgie
Deutschen Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen

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