Cosmetic surgery is a wonderful thing, but the line of work comes with a word of warning. It can be a sketchy world and the likelihood of running into a practitioner that is legitimate and fully qualified is extremely likely, thanks to the lax regulation in the industry.
It has been cited as a serious concern that the cosmetic surgery industry isn’t heavily regulated, especially when it comes to the marketing strategy and advertising.
Nefarious instances of advertisement are tarnishing the good names of doctors like Dr. Nina Naidu, who keep on the light side of the industry and are respected and respectable practitioners.
Procedures with No Formal Training
While going under the knife is a procedure that is regulated, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about the likes of breast augmentation and tummy tucks, it’s the practices of lip fillers and Botox you should be afraid of.
A person doesn’t need a degree or even a formal qualification that is endorsed by a governing body. That’s a scary thing to think of, that nearly anyone can pretty much buy their way into the profession.
If a time comes where you would like to get a non-regulated procedure, you’ll need to do rigorous research into what it is that constitutes good practice with Botox and lip fillers.
Cheap Products and Alternatives
There’s also a case for bad products that bad practitioners buy because they are cheaper than legitimate products, allowing them to undercut the market pricing and attract more clients with their cheap prices and inferior products.
It‘s worrying that even in the Western world, it’s easy and legal to buy cosmetic materials that don’t have any formal safety or quality approval.
Creating a Bad Name for Legitimate Practitioners
When bad practitioners get called out on their shoddy jobs and procedures, we live in a world where it is easy for an unhappy client to spread the word of just how bad it went. In these instances, they shed such a negative light on the industry as a whole that it can damage the perception of even the best practitioners. This leaves very little room for education or correction as it makes a person less susceptible to trying cosmetic procedures again.
Always Do Your Research
It’s hard to know what to look for when you begin to consider getting some form of plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure. Read up on good practice as often as you can and if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Always go for a consultation in person before getting into the chair or going under the knife and use this opportunity to check out the surgery or practice. Is it clean? Do they have legitimate qualifications hanging in plain sight? These are all things you should be looking for.
Also, read up online about any latest breakthroughs in the practical execution of the procedure, including top of the range products and techniques.
It also helps to have a scout around on social media to see what other people are saying about the practice you are planning on attending.