Why plastic surgery gone wrong in Mexico?
Risks of Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery, like any procedure, carries with it some degree of risk. Complications are rare, but they do occur. Modern procedures have greatly diminished most risks. However, these complications might be enhanced if you have certain health conditions, such as:
- Patients who smoke or are alcohol or drug dependent
- Patients outside a healthy BMI range
- Patients with diabetes or thyroid disease
- Patients with blood pressure disorders including hypertension, limb ischemia, varicose vein
- Patients with heart conditions, including valvular disease or ischemia
- Patients with renal conditions, including chronic renal failure or stone
- Patients with urinary conditions, including benign prostatic hypertrophy, stricture of the urethra
- Patients with liver conditions, including cirrhosis or hepatitis
- Patients with lung conditions, including COPD, asthma or TB
- Patients with gastrointestinal conditions, including peptic ulcer
- Patients with marrow conditions, including dysplastic marrow
- Patients with nerve conditions, including sensory, motor or autonomic disturbance
- Patients with muscle conditions, including weakness, myasthenia-Gravis or Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Patients with uterine conditions, including dysmenorrhea and endometriosis
- Patients with joint conditions, including arthritis
- Patients with eye conditions, including glaucoma
- Patients with psychiatric conditions, depression, schizophrenia or anxiety
- Patients with systemic conditions, including autoimmune disease allergy or cancer
- Patients with degenerative conditions to the spine, bone, joints, eye or brain
- Patients with keloid scarring problems
- Patients with vascular or heart problems
- Patients who take medications which could interfere with recovery
- Patients who are allergic to medications or other non-disclosed allergies
- Patients who are HIV positive, or have hepatitis or syphilis.
Avoid your surgery gone wrong
The question that is asked most often by clients is: “What happens if something goes wrong?”
No surgeon or hospital anywhere in the world can ever guarantee absolutely no problems and complications, but Top Plastic Surgeons Mexico does work with all our patients to reduce the risks as much as possible. At TPSM, we have a policy of “Shared Responsibility” – we work with you to lower your risks of surgery and recover as fast as possible.
As we guide you, we also ask for your help to help yourself with your recovery. If you travel with us for surgery, and take the following advice, your risks will be minimised and you should be very happy with your results:
• Pre-surgery surgeon consultation – please ensure that you ask all the questions you need to your surgery and are clear about the answers. If you need more clarification, or explanation, please ask. If you are unsure of any procedure, please do not agree to go ahead with your surgery. You will most likely be very nervous, so it is a good idea to write down your questions before hand, this way you do not forget to ask any questions. The pre-consultation is the most important meeting of all to understand your surgery and what to expect. At any time, you can cancel a procedure if you are not sure!
• Time on holiday – we strongly recommend that you stay at Mexico until your wounds have completely closed – if they haven’t by the time you are due to go home, then you may need to extend your stay a few days. Our All inclusive plastic surgery packages include from 8 to 12 days in Mexico to ensure you a good recovery time. However, we recommend that you purchase flexible air tickets that allow you to change. Our team can assist you to change your flights, and extend your accommodation; we will help you as much as possible, so please remember to book flexible air tickets.
• Rest – we do ask if you rest and recover as much as your body requires. Shopping, eating out is always so tempting, and of course you can do some when you feel better, but as much as possible, do rest and relax. We find that the less stress a patient has, the better and quicker they do recover.
• Diet and hydration – it is important to eat as fresh, healthy as possible and drink lots of water (2-3 litres a day) during your recovery to keep your body hydrated.
• Swimming – We don’t recommend any swimming in a public pool for the first 20 days after your surgery. You can sit in the sun, but do keep all your wounds completely out of the sun, and also if you have had facial peels, you must wear a hat and factor 50 sunscreens at all times.
• Nursing care – in the first 2 days we will have an assistant nurse come to your room and dress your wounds. If you need additional days, do let us know, these extra appointments are chargeable, but it is not much to ensure your wounds are clean and dry every day.
• Above 70 years old? Then please do ensure that you select our Extra Care package for your stay. Also, we highly recommend that you only have 1 procedure.
• Supplements to take – do ensure you bring with you and start taking – Arnica supplements (available from chemists), Vitamin C (for healing and recovery). Do NOT take Vitamin E.
• Smoking – if you smoke before or after surgery, your risks of infections and complications increases. For this reason we have a strict no smoking policy and if you smoke, the TPSM Guarantee will be void. We really strongly recommend that you don’t smoke at any time before or after surgery.
• Antibiotics – if your wounds are taking longer than average to heal then you may ask your surgeon for more antibiotics. Ask for his advice in what to take to speed up recovery and healing.
• Returning home – we recommend that you do not book yourself with work or social commitments for at least the first week after you arrive home, so you give yourself a chance to rest and relax after your trip and your surgery. If you have had breast surgery or tummy tuck, you must not lift children, any heavy items or do strenuous exercise for at least 5 weeks. Be sure to plan for this before your trip, so you are not expected to have a lot of work and family commitments.
We will help through your recovery, but we need you to cooperate with us also to minimise your risks. If you follow our advice and really rest, relax and look after yourself, then the chances of any infections or complications is really very low.
Remember than Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery are far outweigh the Risks!