For patients planning to undergo cosmetic surgery, safety is of utmost importance. Being a totally elective procedure, any complication will be a serious concern to you and for the surgeon too.
Risks/complications in any surgery cannot be completely eliminated but can be minimized to acceptable levels. As the art and science of cosmetic surgery advances, the safety of procedures is also increasing.
The safety of a cosmetic procedure is improved by adopting the following measures-
Make sure that you do sufficient research in selecting your surgeon. As a patient you have the right to get information regarding the credentials of your surgeon and his experience in that particular surgery.
As a patient you should make full disclosure about medical conditions, medications, previous major surgeries and any previous allergies and complications. Your cooperation will in?uence the outcome of your surgery.
While the results of many cosmetic surgical procedures are often permanent, there can be changes as you age or due to other circumstances. That’s why it is suggested that you maintain regular follow-up examinations. By staying in touch with your cosmetic surgeon, you can enjoy continued quality care.
Dr. Hari Menon practises evidence based cosmetic surgery in India. The procedures are carried out in the best hospitals/ clinics that adhere to safety norms and international guidelines in infection control, patient safety and other quality management parameters.