The decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is a personal one and the patient will have to decide whether the benefits will meet their goals. However, before making any decision, it is important that the person interested in undergoing surgery and intending to travel outside of their country of origin, in this case, traveling to Mexico checks that 3 essential factors for patient safety are in order, and thus reduce the risks involved in any surgical procedure.
The first factor is choosing the surgeon, who not only must have sufficient experience, training and education in plastic surgery, but must also be certified by the Council of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of Mexico, as well as accredited by the College of Plastic Surgery and, even better, be a member of ISAPS.
Choosing the surgeon is a fundamental part for the procedure to be successful. In addition to this, it must be sought that this specialist has a safety protocol that is supported by the surgical facilities or hospital where the procedure (s) will be performed.
The facilities must be safe, with experienced personnel and with the means to resolve any medical emergencies. Despite the fact that the norms in the health sector vary from one country to another, they all match in the fact that the hospital must be certified or accredited, and in Mexico, it must be certified by the Mexican Council of General Health.
Patient and proper procedure.
Because plastic surgery procedures are elective, rather than a medical necessity, it is important to ensure that you are an honest patient so that you can define whether you are a good candidate for the procedure or multiple procedures you’d like to get. That is why it is important to carry out a prior evaluation, to know the patient, his physical and health condition and thus be able to reduce the chances of risks or complications, so the surgery can be performed in a reasonable and safe amount of time.