The following ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ are designed to provide an overview of Aesthetic Surgery Ireland’s (ASI) clinic, our policies and procedures, the process patients will follow when visiting the ASI clinic for non-surgical treatments and general patient care advice.
What is Aesthetic Plastic Surgery?
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, is defined as “operations and other procedures that revise or change the appearance, colour, texture, structure, or position of bodily features, which most would consider otherwise to be within the broad range of ‘normal’ for that person”.
What types of surgeons are engaged by Aesthetic Surgery Ireland (ASI) for Non-Surgical treatments?
Only Consultant Plastic Surgeons and Consultant Dermatologists are engaged by ASI. Engaging these highly trained and experienced surgeons to perform aesthetic procedures provides for a greater opportunity for optimum outcomes of patient care.
Are the surgeons resident in Ireland?
Yes, all Consultant Surgeons engaged by ASI must be resident in Ireland. Being resident in Ireland is essential for achieving comprehensive and continuous patient care.
Are the surgeons on the Specialist Registers of the Irish Medical Council?
Yes, all Consultant Plastic Surgeons engaged by ASI must be on the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery with the Irish Medical Council. All Consultant Dermatologists must be registered with the Irish Medical Council.
What if I have a complaint?
Patient welfare and clinical outcomes are of paramount importance to Aesthetic Surgery Ireland. Should you wish to lodge a complaint with regard to any aspect of your care with Aesthetic Surgery Ireland, please initially contact the Chief Executive Officer. Alternatively you can request a Complaint Form from the Aesthetic Surgery Ireland office.
What options do I have if I am not satisfied with the outcome of the surgery?
It is very important that you have clearly outlined your expectations for the treatment and agree with the Consultant and Nurse Advisor what is possible. Complications, although rare, can arise with any surgical procedure, despite the best efforts of both the surgeon and the patient. If the medical outcome of the treatment desired by both the patient and surgeon is not achieved, the surgeon may waive his or her fee.
Can I be sure my privacy will be protected?
Aesthetic Surgery Ireland has an obligation, and is committed, to ensuring that your personal records are maintained efficiently and your confidentiality is protected at all times. Should you wish to view your personal records please send a written request to the C.E.O. of Aesthetic Surgery Ireland, Ltd., 62 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Is there an age limit for the surgical procedures?
The minimum age limit for surgical procedures is 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit although ultimately it is the responsibility of the Surgeon to determine the suitability of a patient for a particular procedure.