The first part in this series highlighted the importance of the educational qualifications and expertise level of your surgeon. Click here to read part I.
The next thing on the list of important things to remember before you decide on your Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery is: Medical and emergency facilities available in the hospital. While many people will try and find relevant information about the surgeon, some will fail to make inquiries about the hospital. This mistake can turn out to be a costly one.
Medical and emergency facilities available in the hospital
There is a need to understand that Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeries are not simple procedures. As is with any medical procedure, these surgeries also have some inherent risks. It is in the interest of the patient that they take adequate care and find out details of the risks involved. While it is very important to have an adept surgeon to carry out the procedure, the hospital and its various facilities also play a vital role in the success of the surgery.
State-of-the-art medical equipment and cutting-edge technology go a long way in minimizing certain risks in surgeries. Surgeons can perform at their optimum when they are backed up by modern medical and emergency facilities. So when you discuss your surgery with thesurgeon, make it a point to also talk about the emergency facilities available at the hospital.
This does not mean that things go wrong often, quite the contrary. There is noharm in planning your surgery at a facility that has all modern and sophisticated operation facilities, in case something goes wrong, help is ready at hand to right the wrong.
Costs involved in the surgery
This is another point that you must think seriously about. It is a myth that costly hospitals always have better medical facilities. The vice versa is also quite true. In your quest for the perfect Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery, you might be tempted to choose a hospital that charges heavy sums for the procedures. It is human tendency to think that higher the cost; better will be the service. You would do good to understand that this is not always true.
In earlier days, such surgeries were performed only in developed countries. But now globalization has empowered nations like Malaysia and Thailand with first rate hospitals where very reputed and competent surgeons carry out complex surgeries routinely.
Apart from having equally qualified surgeons similar to Australia and New Zealand—in some cases, even better—these countries now offer world class medical treatments at a fraction of the cost. You can save a lot of money by choosing a hospital and surgeon either in Malaysia or Thailand, and when you do, you will not be the first one to do so. Numerous people from Australia and New Zealand are now travelling to these countries for their surgeries.
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