Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery aims to improve function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often referred as simply reconstructive surgery.
The Centre also offers medical tourists from all over the world, superior quality cosmetic treatment at costs that are highly affordable, with results comparable to those at the best centers across the globe.
Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions by those considering plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery in itself is safe for the majority of patients that we see. Plastic surgery, however, is no different than any other type of surgical procedure in that patients must be prescreened before undergoing surgery. All of our patients have a formal history and physical examination as well as a full set of laboratories done prior to general anesthesia. Patients are screened for systemic medical conditions which may include high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and any other medical condition that needs to be cleared for general anesthesia.
Three things must be kept in mind; your current state of health and medical history, desired outcome, and the motivation behind your decision. At times a patient may believe a certain cosmetic surgery procedure is right for them, when in fact, alternatives exist that are more suitable and may not require surgery at all.
It depends upon the procedures. Combining surgeries can save time and money and also provide your surgeon the opportunity to have the procedures “work in concert” with each other. However, do not assume this will always be the case. There are several important variables that must be considered. As with all patients, decisions of this nature are always made on a case-by-case basis.
Generally speaking, age does not play a factor. However, it may be that certain procedures be put off until young patients reach full height and have stopped growing. The principle consideration is always the current state of health of a candidate. If age is a factor, your doctor will advise you during consultation.