- Submitting images makes it possible to better assess your request. The images are viewed only by my patient coordinators, myself, and sometimes one of my associate plastic surgeons. They are never distributed. If you become a patient of my practice they will form part of your medical record, if you do not they will be destroyed. We will not hold your images or personal information if you decide not to become a patient of my practice.
- You agree you are submitting your images and details through your own choice and at your own risk. We manage them as described in 1. We take your privacy and dignity extremely seriously.
- If you request Dr Webster to assess you, please understand:
a. There is no cost or obligation to you in requesting an assessment, and no obligation upon Dr Webster to provide one. He cannot provide assessments to all requests and may courteously decline to provide you with one.
b. His comments do not commence a doctor patient relationship, nor are they a consultation. They are not and should not be taken as medical advice. The intention of the comments is to provide you some initial guidance or personalised education only, with regard to your individual situation. Until you have had a consultation with a surgeon, you have not received a full medical assessment and proper medical advice.
c. Long correspondence will not be entered into in this format. If you require to learn more than the information provided by me, you will need to schedule a consultation where a full assessment can be made, and detailed professional medical advice can be provided.
d. Dr Webster will not comment upon other surgeon’s work in this format, nor provide second opinions. If you want a second opinion, a full consultation is necessary to professionally assess your concerns.
The information on this site has been written by Dr Howard Webster. I have made it as accurate and easy to understand as possible, but:
You should never rely only on this site to make decisions concerning your health. It is intended to provide introductory, basic information only and is not a substitute for a proper and thorough consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon or doctor.
It does not purport to be complete.
Whilst every effort is made to provide accurate information, it will inevitably contain mistakes.
It will become out of date in some areas very quickly.
No images have been retouched but a digital picture on a computer screen may minimize imperfections or scars which in real life would be more visible.
Recovery times reflect average times only. Some patients recover much more slowly, and some more quickly. This is an individual thing, which may happen to you. For example, if the recovery time provided says that on average you may be bruised for 7 to 10 days, some people may be bruised for several weeks, and some others may have no visible bruising at all
In Plastic Surgery, there is often more than one solution to a problem. Therefore, this site reflects my views and practice as accurately and honestly as I can convey them. Another surgeon might well offer a different method of handling a given problem which is just as relevant and useful. We are shaped as practitioners not only by the accumulation of 100 years of plastic surgical research and knowledge, but our personalities, ages, training and experience as well. As the patient, you should expect the me to inform you of my views in an open, honest and helpful manner. If you seek several opinions, you must judge for yourself the view which best fits your own personality and requirement.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should consider a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
With respect to documents and information on this website neither myself or my employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from this web site. Additionally, I assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.
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