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 and general advice regarding patient care.
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 Ltd (ASI)?
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 which facilitates comprehensive and continuous patient care.
Are the Surgeons on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgery of the Irish Medical Council?
Yes, all Consultant Surgeons engaged by ASI must be on the Specialist Registers, where applicable, with the Irish Medical Council.
What do I do if I have a complaint?
Patient welfare and clinical outcomes are of paramount importance to ASI. Should you wish to lodge a complaint with regard to any aspect of your care with ASI, please initially contact the Chief Executive Officer. Alternatively you can request a Complaint Form from Aesthetic Surgery Ireland.
Can I be sure my privacy will be protected?
ASI 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., 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 patients for particular procedures.