After you have read and learned about how to select your plastic surgeon, the next step is where to have the surgery done.
As we all know, the cost of plastic surgery is not cheap. On top of it, you also have to consider the surgical facility where you want to have your procedure done.
Some may think that it is not important to decide where to have the surgery done. But in truth, it is as critical as choosing your plastic surgeon. Remember, plastic surgery is an elective procedure and is supposed to make you feel good to look good.
Some smaller surgery like double eyelids, eye bag removal surgery, or even a nose job can be done in the plastic surgeon’s clinic or at the Ambulatory Surgical Centre (also known as ASC or Day Surgery Centre). A medium-size liposuction or breast augmentation can be done in either an ASC or in the hospital. A facelift, extreme makeover liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery must be performed in a hospital.
But how do we choose which will be the best place for us to have the surgery?
Dr Marco shares that plastic surgeons must educate patients on where to do the surgery. Patients will not know what is “safe“ and will follow what the plastic surgeon says. Those who land at the hands of boogie doctors will be left with disastrous outcomes like infections, losing their limbs, or even dying!
According to Dr Marco, a young person with no medical history of any illness and who is fit can have the surgery done in the clinic compared to an older person with a medical history of hypertension or even diabetes.
The best facility to have the surgery is either an ASC or hospital, as it is important and crucial that the surgical procedure is performed in a clean, sterile, and well-equipped medical facility operating theatre. Importantly, the plastic surgeon can operate stress-free with a team of staff around helping in the operating theatre as compared to in some clinics where staffs are limited.
“This is why I always like to do my surgeries in either a hospital as a first choice, if not an ASC. This is why we have hospitals in Singapore that spend so much money on accreditation and audits like the JCI accreditation. They have regulations, protocols, step-by-step indicators, routine audits and checks. It’s for everyone’s protection,” said Dr Marco.
The take-home message for all?
The final takeaway is that things can go wrong, even how well we planned for it and how many safety precautions are considered. The correct environment will help to avoid any risk or infection. More importantly, they are better equipped to save your life just in time for any emergency. Safety is a team effort.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.