Plastic surgery is increasingly becoming safer and more common around the world. But that doesn’t mean you can go ahead with a surgical procedure without taking the necessary precautions. Ensuring the right decision is taken when it comes to plastic surgery will not only give you the desired result but also keep you safe from fraud or improper use of surgery techniques. In this article we give some important information on how to have a safe plastic surgery procedure.
Know Your Facility
Make sure the facility where you will be operated is accredited. For a facility to be accredited, it must be qualified enough to meet a country’s surgery safety standards. In developing nations, for instance either the standards are low or there is a chance of fraud so it is best to go to only renowned institutions for plastic surgery in these countries. India is a prime example, where there are quality surgical facilities available if you search carefully. Choosing an accredited facility means there is less risk of complications (less than 1 Percent), and while the costs maybe higher, you will get quality and lasting results. It also means you are cared for while you recover after the surgery continuously by vigilant staff members and any complication that arises is handled on site.
Consider the Options
Research on what kind of plastic surgery would be right for you and consult with your physician before undergoing a procedure. For example, a person could be wasting money on a face lift when the desired results could have been achieved with a simple Dermabrasion. Make sure you understand the risks involved with the procedure and whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Ask your surgeon to conduct a medical screening to determine whether you are fit for the surgery or not. Be sure to know whether your insurance provider will cover you, especially if you are undergoing the procedure abroad. You should note that your ordeal isn’t over when the surgery is over, you will need to be careful and do as guided, while in the recovery process and for best results, need to maintain a regular follow up routine with your surgeon.
Choose the Right Surgeon
Finally, ensure the surgeon you choose is trustworthy and reliable. He should be familiar and experienced in all types of plastic surgery, have at least five years of surgical training and must work for a licensed medical facility. Check to see whether he/she is a member of a known national or international plastic surgery organization and is able to understand and speak your native language easily. It is also useful to check his references. Makes sure to ask him the right questions such as what complications could occur with the procedure? What are your options if are you do not like the result of the surgery? How many procedures of this type has he performed and whether he has been trained particularly in the field of plastic surgery he will be performing? And lastly what is the time it takes for you to recover and what are the things you’ll needs during recovery period?
Due diligence will save you years of discomfort following a successful surgery. So make sure you exercise it. Find your plastic surgeon using our intuitive Directory! Or register for free and ask your questions on the Q&A Forum!