CANDIDATE'S PROFILE TO A COSMETIC SURGERY OR AESTHETIC TREATMENT
Uninformed patient is not a good candidate. The fact that you are reading these lines shows that you are a person who wants to be informed and master the aspects necessary to make a conscious and responsible decision. Pacients undecided and with unrealistic expectations are not good candidates for these procedures. Patients with emotional instability aren't also candidates for this type of treatments. The best way to overcome these limitations is to openly discuss with your surgeon all the details of treatment, potential risks and outcomes.
CONSIDERATIONS ON COSMETIC SURGERY
Cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery are not the same thing. The term plastic surgery originates in the Greek plastikos which means to give shape or shape. Cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is used to improve appearance while reconstructive surgery is used to repair a defect or the consequence of an accident.
Regarding these considerations read a statement from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery:
COSMETIC SURGERY vs PLASTIC SURGERY - THE FACTS
Cosmetic surgery is a term used interchangeably with plastic surgery. This is one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the cosmetic surgery industry. There is a distinct difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and the two specialties should not be interchanged. Cosmetic Surgery is a subspecialty of Medicine and Surgery that uniquely restricts itself to the enhancement of appearance through surgical and medical technics. It is a specialty concerned with maintaining normal appearance, restoring it, or enhancing it beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal.
Cosmetic surgery is a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach directed to all areas of head, neck and body. The educational profile of this specialty is unique in that it begins with a fully trained and certified surgeon. Trough continued post residency education, training and experience, cosmetic surgery is taught and learned across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Contributing disciplines include dermatologic surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery, gynecology, otolaryngology, oculoplastic surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery and other.
There is absolutely no evidence to show that current surgery performed by board certified plastic surgeons is safer than by cosmetic surgeons, whose original disciplines were not in plastic surgery, but who achieved their cosmetic surgery expertise through post graduate training.
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Cosmetic surgery has had a great increase in the last years, with liposuction to the head of the most frequently performed procedures.
SOME MYTHS AND REALITIES
ALL SURGERIES LEAVE HORRIBLE SCARS
Is not true. Due to the development of surgical techniques, new types of sutures and technological evolution in general, it is possible to perform surgery with a minimum of scars that are barely visible and become practically non-existent with the passage of time. It should be remembered that scars are only stabilized after one year and the response may vary according to the genetic aspects of the patient.
COSMETIC SURGERY IS FOR THE RICH
Is not true. With the decrease in prices of these procedures and the possibility of many professionals having their own financing mechanisms, many people can resort to this type of treatments
THE LAST TECHNIQUE IS THE BEST
Not always. Innovation is always welcome, but studies and, above all, the use of the new method by professionals over a period of time are necessary to confirm the effectiveness and interest of a particular procedure.
LIPOSUCTION IS A GOOD WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT
Is not true. Any surgeon responsible will promote the greatest weight loss possible through diet and other methods, before prescribing a liposuction.
The benefits of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures in general can have a marked effect on patients' self-confidence and self-esteem. Procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, application of botox or hyaluronic acid, can make the person more confident in their social, professional and family relationship.
EFFECTS OF AGE
The effect of gravity and protein catabolism cause changes in the face and body that may be counteracted by the use of certain types of surgeries (eg face or neck lift, blepharoplasty) or by substances that restore Lost volume (hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite)
RISKS OF SURGERY
Any surgery carries a certain amount of risk. It is up to the surgeon to minimize this risk through his experience and quality clinical practice. The postoperative discomfort should be lessened through procedures and medications that the patient must respect in his own interest:
- Creams or lotions that accelerate healing
- Braces or compression garments to provide support
- Surgical wound procedures
- Rest in some circumstances
- Control of daily activity
- Follow up query
The most serious complications are rare but require special attention from the doctor and the patient. Any changes should be immediately communicated to the surgeon who will give you the proper attention and treatment.