Research and Advertising
If you have mistaken advertising for research you are not alone.
Well-informed patients and research are buzz-phrases we often hear but how do we know we are well-informed and how do we do research?
Given the amount of advertising in cosmetic surgery, is it really possible to do research?
Is reading a brochure or a newspaper true research?
What makes good research and how do we know we have done it.
We can't tell you here on this page what it will take for you to become your own unique version of a well-informed patient. Everyone is different. Ask your surgeon to incorporate emotional support to help you explore how informed you are and to help you with your research
Are you being phoned too often?
Saying No doesn't mean you can't phone the clinic up at a later date to book a surgery WHEN YOU ARE READY. If the clinic doesn't understand this then they may not be right for you.
Are you being put under pressure to sign up immediately to take up a special deal or offer? If you can't afford the surgery just yet, then the clinic will have to accept you are not ready. Learn how to say NO without thinking you've lost your chance.
Some of the big cosmetic clinics used to call their sales people counsellors. This was misleading for patients who assume that these sales people really were counsellors. If a counsellor is also selling products or offering product referrals, then they are not independent.
What is a coach? What is an advisor? What is a Counsellor? - Contact us for more info
Some people will want to keep their surgery secret. Understanding the additional risks and benefits in this decision will help make you a well-informed patients.
Some people may not want to discuss this kind of surgery with friends or family. This can create its own problems. Talking this through with us can help alleviate stress.
Some people will find it difficult to speak to a surgeon and others find it easy. Whatever the case, feeling comfortable at all stages of the process is important.
Being well-informed means different things to different people.
Our top tip is to be careful who you talk to online. Some support groups have hidden commercial/referral agendas. Some people may spread the news across the internet about your surgery long after you have decided to keep it private.
Information discussed in private with a counsellor is kept private and confidential.
Just Say NO.
Psychological screening tools are being created for us in cosmetic settings.
Should you agree to be screened?
Find out your rights:
What happens if you say YES?
What happens if you say NO?
Who should offer psychological screening?
Should cosmetic surgeons offer psychological screening?
Should cosmetic doctors offer psychological screening?
Should cosmetic nurses offer psychological screening OR emotional support?