Last week I published a post to help you know just what you should expect from your cosmetic doctor. In that post I concentrated on how to choose the right doctor for you, how to check that they are qualified and what to expect from your consultation. In this post, I’m going to talk about after care, follow-up appointments and what to do if you’re not happy.
Some treatments require aftercare so make sure you’ve been told what to expect when you leave the doctors office.
Also find out what to do if you have any problems afterwards. You should know who to call and when you can come back for a follow up appointment.
Follow up appointment
Many doctors, myself included, offer free follow-up appointments after certain procedures. For instance when I have injected Botulinum Toxin I always see my patients two weeks afterwards to ensure they are getting the result they wanted. If your doctor doesn’t offer this, ask why.
What to do if you’re not happy
Of course we hope that all of our patients are going to be 100% happy with the results of their treatments. But sometimes things don’t go entirely to plan, so it’s best to know what you should do if you are not happy.
Personally I would always want to know if a patient was not happy. Everyone is an individual and what works for many patients doesn’t always work for another. But your doctor can’t help if they don’t know you’re not happy, so always make sure you tell them if you are not totally happy with the results of any treatment.
If I found out a patient was unhappy with the results of their treatment I would always invite them back into my office to discuss it. We can then work together on the best way forward.
If you’re not 100% happy with a doctor then look elsewhere, you need to be comfortable and confident that they’ll do the best possible job for you. And if you do have a complaint you can contact the General Medical Council who will advise you on the best course of action.
I hope you find the right doctor for you!