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Safety in Office Surgery

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on July 25, 2013

7The decision to enhance or amend a specific body part is a big one, and one that should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. He or she should have a clean record, be affiliated with a major hospital, and have extensive experience performing the specific type of plastic surgery that you are interested in.

The Bare Necessities

Your medical history should be presented to the board certified plastic surgeon at great length. All medicines that you are taking, no matter how insignificant you think they are, and even if they are herbal, should be disclosed with the plastic surgeon.

There is a strict protocol to follow before each procedure and should you be a candidate for the desired procedure, you will want to makes sure that you have followed your protocol to a T.

There are times that the surgeon may request you to lose a few pounds prior to surgery or to stop smoking up to two weeks before the surgery. These requests are for your benefit and will greatly affect the outcome.

Doing your due diligence, and going the distance when it comes to choosing a board certified plastic surgeon, should not come down to the finances of the procedure. A good office will have a payment plan option in order to encourage patients to make their decision based on the correct priorities. Safety, sterling reputation and solid aftercare should all be at the top of the priorities list.

What Can Go Wrong

When performed under the care of inexperienced doctors (yes, in Florida any medical doctors can perform plastic surgery in a non-hospital setting without hospital privileges) there are many things that can, and have, gone wrong.

Without the backup of proper medical emergency equipment, what can be averted often becomes a compounded incident. Plummeting heart rates and blood pressure can be the cause of a fatality without the proper equipment.

Accidental penetration of the organs has occurred during the liposuction procedure, blood clots that are fatal in patients that are not properly monitored after surgery, anesthesia overdose with lidocaine used during local liposuction procedures, too much fat being removed at one time, and excessive bleeding have been some of the criteria in fatalities related to plastic surgery malpractice suits.

Getting Off to a Great Start

As there are inherent risks in all surgeries, it is the job of an experienced plastic surgeon to address, and eliminate, the risks prior to surgery.

Getting your in-depth medical history, your vital statistics, and determining if the procedure you are requesting is one that is safe for you to undergo, is what a reputable cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery will do. From start to finish, you will be in the hands of one of the most well regarded cosmetic plastic surgeons in the Miami area.

For your private and confidential consultation with Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, please contact Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery at (305) 858-8222.