November 9, 2016

Did you know India is the hub of cosmetic surgery? It’s no longer a thing just for celebrities. Many foreigners travel to India to get a lip job, nose correction or a tummy tuck because of its state of the art facilities, well qualified doctors and relatively low costs. It’s even gaining popularity among the urban Indian middle class.

So are you also thinking of getting your features aesthetically enhanced? As exciting as it may seem, there are certain things you should know before going under the knife. First, and foremost of course, you need to find a good surgeon. Our money is on Namaha Healthcare. Located in Kandivali, Namaha Healthcare is tailor made for women and gives you great results for a perfect face or figure.

Now that you know where to find your surgeon, here are few other pointers you must not miss out on.

1. What Results to Expect

Be it a boob job or tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon can only control what is happening inside the operation theatre. No matter how great a job your surgeon does, it will not guarantee you a lift in life, a promotion at work or a better social status. Remember, cosmetic surgery is no cure to depression or eating disorders.


2. Expect Scars

No surgery is scarless. Even the best of the best surgeon cannot perform a scarless cosmetic surgery. So, don’t believe if a doctor tells you that your procedure will be scarless. Instead, ask him where your scars will be placed. This is very important to know in case you like to wear to short clothes.

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3. Can you Afford it?

Any surgery is expensive and a cosmetic surgery also comes with a hefty price tag. So before  you take the plunge, be doubly sure about whether you can afford it or if it is even worth it. Remember you will have to pay a huge amount even if the result is not exactly what you expected.

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4. Revision Surgery

Some of the surgeries require a follow-up treatment or going under the knife all over again. This can be emotionally and physically daunting. Revision surgery needs to be done in some cases to improve upon prior surgery. It can be a small procedure or it can be a bigger operation that requires hospital stay.

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5. Recovery

Recovery is a whole process in itself. As the surgery comes with pain and restrictions, so does the recovery. It can be time consuming and may require proper care. Apart from a few days or weeks of bed rest, your surgeon may also give you a list of dos and don’ts that you have to your will have to strictly follow even post recovery to have a long lasting result.

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6. Discuss the Risks

All surgeries come with a risk so it is better to be prepared thoroughly before you sign up for one. Infections and scarring are some of the common things you need to be concerned about during and after the procedure.

7. Know More about the Procedure

By this we do not mean you have to be aware of the scalpel your surgeon is using on you or the medicine that is being injected in you. Knowing the name of the procedure and making sure it is right for that particular body part is very important.

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8. Are You Healthy Enough?

Before you even start off with the procedure or the technique, make sure you go in for a general health checkup so that your doctor is up to date on your medical history. This will also help them determine if you are physically fit for the surgery.

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9. Pick the Right Surgeon

It is of prime importance that you choose the right doctor. This holds true especially for procedures like Botox, which requires the surgeon to know the underlying anatomy thoroughly.

10. Avoid the Needle if You Can

The risk factors for non-invasive treatments are far less and if the results aren’t good enough for you, you can always go down the invasive route later on. Many women have fillers for years before committing to a face lift.

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11. Blood Loss

Blood loss is one of the biggest potential complications patients are exposed to during cosmetic procedures. Although this is a common occurrence, it can be fatal if the bleeding is excessive. It can happen either on the operation table, or you may have an internal bleeding, which might not be noticeable immediately. That’s why you should always discuss blood loss, bruising and other vascular concerns with your physician, helping you to know what to expect.

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12. Pain Management

Cosmetic surgery is normally accompanied by pain. This is because it generally involves sensitive body parts like facial features or breasts. It is important to consider pain management beforehand.

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13. Financial Planning

Surgeries, hospitals and medicines all come with a heavy price tag and so it is better to discuss your finances in detail with the hospital. Ask for available financing options such as loans and installments and also compare the prices with others doctors and hospitals. But don’t keep price as the ultimate factor for making your decision. It should all come down to the right surgeon. He should be well experienced, communicate with you openly, and take the time to answer each of your questions thoroughly.

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