Mens Skin Care Male Plastic Surgery Safety

Safety is one of the most important things to consider before undergoing any type of plastic surgery procedure. Before having a procedure, you’ll need to ask a number of questions, including:

  • Is my surgeon certified?
  • Is my surgeon experienced?
  • What risks go along with my desired plastic surgery procedure?

These are just a few of the important questions to ask before you consider plastic surgery.

The more information you can gather before having any procedure, the better. Knowing what to expect is important and will help you make decisions regarding plastic surgery and will help you look out for your own safety.

Choosing a Good Surgeon

Choosing a good plastic surgeon is vital to your safety during the procedure. Botched plastic surgery can lead to harmful side effects. Your surgeon should have experience with your particular procedure and should be able to explain all aspects of the procedure to you.

The following are important when looking for a surgeon:

  • Your surgeon should be willing to give you contact information for past patients, who can share their experiences with you.
  • Your surgeon should be willing to share information on his education, credentials and experience.
  • Your surgeon should make you feel comfortable and should welcome your questions.
  • Your surgeon should not pressure you into getting extra procedures you don’t want.
  • Your surgeon should outline the risks of the procedure and any side effects to expect during your recovery period.

If your surgeon is not able to perform any of the above, you should consider choosing another surgeon.

Plastic Surgery Recovery Period

Most plastic surgeries will require at least a few days of rest during the recovery period. Plastic surgeons should provide any necessary prescriptions (such as pain killers) before the surgery. Patients should pick up their prescriptions before the procedure so that they don’t have to go to the pharmacy while they are in pain.

Plastic surgery patients should also be aware of signs that something is wrong. To this end, surgeons should provide a list of symptoms to expect and also a list of symptoms that could indicate a problem.

Most of the time, swelling, bruising and tenderness are expected, but symptoms such as excessive bleeding, fever or vomiting could indicate a more serious problem.

For your safety, it is also important to schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon or doctor to make sure you are healing correctly and that all went well with the procedure. Your surgeon can recommend how long to wait before scheduling this appointment based on the type of procedure you are undergoing.

Plastic Surgery Facilities

Another factor of plastic surgery safety to consider is the facility where the procedure will take place. Many plastic surgeons have access to hospital facilities, which are ideal for plastic surgery. Having the procedure done in a hospital will ensure that you will be safe and taken care of in the event of a complication during surgery.

Many patients are now considering plastic surgery abroad to save money and to avoid letting others knowing they are having surgery. However, it is important to know the medical requirements and standards of any foreign country before making this decision. Additionally, you should be aware of how to get emergency care in the foreign country should there be complications with your procedure.

Resources

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2007). Patient Safety. Retrieved October 31, 2007, from the ASPS Web site: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/patients_consumers/patient_safety/index.cfm.