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How to conduct good research to select a plastic surgeon abroad

Getting treatment done abroad from a doctor of a foreign country may appear daunting. However, every country has its own standards and safety guidelines. You must check the credentials of a surgeon before trusting him with your health.

In other words, you should research. The things you must check first are the professional associations, licensing, and accreditations that are in place in the selected country. For instance, the UK has General Medical Council, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, etc. The country you have selected would have such bodies of its own. Find out the names of these bodies. Next check if the chosen clinic has the necessary credentials.

A surgeon should be more than happy to show his credentials. You can also verify these independently, through the national body. In case the surgeon is unwilling to show credentials, you shouldn't waste your time on him. Select someone else who is.

You should also check if your chosen surgeon is accredited with international associations. You can also check if he is trained in a developed country like yours. Often surgeons in developing countries do their training abroad and are members of international medical bodies.

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