After you have read and learn 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 and there is still another portion which is the “surgical facility “portion that we need to take into consideration.
To some you may think that it not an important decision to decide where to have the surgery done. But in true, it is as important as how you would decide for a Plastic Surgeon. Do not forget Plastic Surgery is an elective surgery and is supposed to make you feel good to look good.
Some smaller surgery like double eyelids, eye bags 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 while a facelift, an extreme makeover liposuction or a tummy tuck surgery will definitely need to be done in the hospital.
But how do we choose which will be the best place for us to have the surgery?
Dr Marco commented that it is important for the Plastic Surgeon to educate the patient on where to have the surgery done. Patients will not know what is “ safe “ and they will follow what the Plastic surgeon say and for those who aren’t ethical or land up with hands of the boogie doctors, these individuals will be left with disastrous outcomes like infections , lose their limbs or even death!
According to Dr Marco, a young person with no medical history of any illness and is fit is probably more suitable to have the surgery done in the clinic compared to an older person with medical history of hypertension or even diabetes.
The best facility to have the surgery is either in 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. And importantly the Plastic Surgeon is stress free as there is 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 a ASC and this is why do we have hospitals in Singapore who spent so much money on accreditation and audits like the JCI accreditation. They have regulations, protocols, and steps by step indicators, routine audits and checks after checks ….. it is to protect everyone” said Dr Marco.
The take home message for all?
The final take away is that things can go wrong even how well we planned for it and how many safety precautions are taken into account. The correct environment will help to avoid any risk, infection and importantly equipped to save your life just in time for any emergency. Safety is a team effort.
To learn more ” Have Your Surgery in the Right Facility ” , please contact us at |:
Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Tel: +65 64648075
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.