The patient care in cosmetic surgery: before, during and after intervention

Written by: Dra. Nélida Grande
Published: | Updated: 04/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In plastic, aesthetic and restorative surgery there is a commitment of trust between doctor and patient: from the first consultation, in the preoperative, in the operating room, and in the postoperative period. This type of operations are not only related to health and beauty, but with mental state. For example, when the person has a great complex or trauma, it is important that they feel cared for and happy with the result, so that this change triggers a positive psychological effect.

The patient has to communicate with the surgeon as sincerely as possible, and express what he wants to achieve and the reasons that led him to decide to improve his physical. It is important to trust the specialist, so that the person assumes the process with tranquility and without insecurities. At this point it is essential that the professional have the necessary experience and qualifications, and know how to understand their problem. You have to answer your questions, inform them of the details of the intervention, of the possible risks, of the subsequent care ... You may not even accept to carry out your request (or recommend another one) if the one chosen by you may harm your health or It is not ethical, or it is simply not necessary in your case.

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It is essential the communication between the patient and the doctor before a cosmetic surgery treatment 

The purpose is the improvement of the appearance, but also the recovery of self-esteem possibly lost. Hence the touch, the sensitivity, the 'feedback' that must prevail in the relationship on both sides. The medical attention to the patient of cosmetic surgery has to have a level of excellence, and therefore also the hospital has to fulfill all the guarantees and count on sufficient services to face any unforeseen event.

At the end of the surgical time, the professional will give you the discharge when you check that everything is correct, and will recommend a series of precautions for when you get home.. It will also inform you of the symptoms that it will have due to the effects of the operation: swelling, edema, scars ... In the mental plane, in many cases the patients who have undergone surgery will feel satisfied from that moment, but in other occasions we will have to wait a while so that the results will be fixed. It is necessary to have patience, since each person has their own pace of recovery. This must also be reported by your surgeon.

All surgery, especially those of great caliber, entail a postoperative period where you will have to go to periodic reviews for months with the expert who intervened. And complicity must remain present, as well as optimal medical care. At home you will need rest and you will feel somewhat weak at first, but your surgeon is always there for what you need, will attend your visits and cures, and will know how to act in any circumstance, if indeed you have chosen a professional with the required degree, member of some of the prestigious companies, but also with a lot of ethics, experience and empathy with those who put their trust in their hands.

Many cases of intrusiveness are known by the media; individuals who have no qualification to practice this profession and who deceptively call themselves 'cosmetic surgeons', 'cosmetic surgeons' or other ambiguous designations that confuse the population. These degrees do not exist as such, and the only one recognized is: "Medical specialist in plastic, aesthetic and restorative surgery", as reflected in Royal Decree RD139 / 2003. From the SECPRE (Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) hospitals are also urged not to allow these people to operate in their centers.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Nélida Grande
Plastic surgery

Dr. Nélida Grande is a renowned specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Repair Surgery. The doctor has more than 25 years of experience, during which she has specialized in breast surgery. She is currently the Director of Clínica Nélida Grande, with headquarters in Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona and in Sabadell. He also develops his activity at the Diagonal Clinic in Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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