The techniques employed in plastic surgery are relatively safe and complication-free when conducted by a certified and skilled plastic surgeon. It is preferred that the patients know everything they can about their situation prior to the surgery as well as during the surgery. Also, it is the obligatory duty of the surgeon to provide reasonable explanations to the patients as to what is going to happen to them once the surgery has been completed. However, it is important to note that not all surgical procedures are the same in terms of probable risk factors and the chances of emergence of post surgical consequences are based on the patient’s medical health and history.
Surgical Risks and the defense against them
First and foremost, mental preparation is extremely important before a surgical operation. The patient must be entirely aware of the situation that he or she is about to enter into and be mentally sure that he or she can handle it. According to most experts, cognitive preparation can effectively reduce the risks surrounding surgery, in most cases.
The patient’s attitude to the surgical procedure is of prime importance. Any kind of surgery comes with its own set of risk factors and probable side-effects. Instead of focusing on the negligible risks, the patient must channel his or her attention to the positive side of it-the life-changing, positive reason for which the procedure was initially decided on. Second, the patient should be completely aware of any possible consequence and its chances of taking place. Risks, complications and expectations should vary largely depending on the procedure opted for, meaning that an aware patient should take the essential steps to reduce any misunderstandings or unnecessary stress. Moreover, a proper plastic surgeon is one of the most vital elements of an effective surgical procedure.
Apart from mental preparation, the patient is also recommended to be physically prepared by keeping certain key details in mind. Most importantly, the medical staff is expected to obtain all the relevant information regarding the patient’s medical health and history to avoid any complication when the patient is under the knife. Apart from his expertise during the surgery, a qualified doctor can also help the patient make an informed choice about the technique and choice of surgery to be opted for.