Choosing Surgeon

Advantages

Choice of the plastic surgery specialist is a very important factor for a successful operation. The choice should be done in favour of a specialist, who has been performing plastic operations for a long time. Great advantage of our clinic is our three plastic surgery specialists. Each case in medicine is unique, that is why a long-time experience of professor Kęstutis Vitkus and professionalism of plastic surgeons as well as of the whole VitkusClinic team, provide our patients with a maximum attention, care and quality.

An Ideal Surgeon

The most important aspects of the aesthetic plastic surgery comprise a quadrangle: science–psychology–art-hand skills. The following aspects ensure patient’s trust in a plastic surgeon:

- Accuracy/precision
- Self-devotion
- Experience
- Empathy

An ideal surgeon should also have such qualities as carefulness, imagination, creativity, scientific interest, stamina, sense of humour, and success.

Be critical

The risk! First of all, you can be put at risk by a badly qualified surgeon, who has little or no experience. The term “beauty surgery” is not a trade mark. Many doctors name themselves as aesthetic surgeons although they have never been trained systematically to operate, e.g. therapists and doctors of general practice without a special preparation. An official document permitting to practice as a reconstructive plastic surgeon is a license for a medical practice according to the qualification of a reconstructive plastic surgeon.  It is obvious that there should be some room for distrust if an eye doctor performs eyelid operations and an ear specialist practices ear bending.

Complications

Even top surgeons cannot absolutely exclude probability of complications. Still experienced plastic surgery specialists usually do not have serious problems. However, if there occurred a minor complication – that is an exceptional event itself – the personnel of the clinic is prepared to react quickly and professionally.

Questions

While looking for a plastic surgeon, you can trust, do not hesitate and ask any of the questions, provided below, or any other question you would like to ask:

- How long has the doctor been performing plastic operations?

- How many surgeries has he/she performed?

- Do you specialize in aesthetic surgery or is it your secondary practice? Can you show after surgery pictures of successful operations? An experienced plastic surgeon usually has a lot of them.

- What do you specialize in? Do you have a license for a medical practice according to the qualification of a reconstructive plastic surgeon?

Decision

The selection of the plastic surgery specialist is a very important factor for a successful operation. If you have any doubts about the surgeon, even if he/she was recommended to you, you should visit some other specialists. Although you will have to pay some more additional bills, you will save much more money that will be required in case of a corrective surgery.