The emotional side of cosmetic surgery

Posted on 4 marzo, 2015

But, What determines the patient has a recovery period as stable and calm as possible?

It is a fact that after a facelift always exists some vulnerability in most patients. It is in this period of recovery where it is common to have mixed emotions: moments of happiness for having made a dream come true and now with unwelcome emotions. These can range from continued concern just because they were reviewing countless times in one day the operated area, regret having surgery to severe symptoms of acute depression and even suicidal thoughts.

Research shows that the following points improve the prognosis of this stage of recovery, even some surgeons have called depression of the third day (although not necessarily occurs on day three, sometimes can occur one or more months ).

Doctor-patient relationship: it is suggested that the patient seeking undergoing any surgical procedure, visit more than one surgeon to assess which feels more confident, with whom he had more empathy and where he showed better results.

Clarify expectations of the patient: it is important to understand that cosmetic surgery does not transform people, and is not intended to solve problems or sentimental nature of social interaction; maybe just rejuvenates refreshing the face or body expression. Consider that the body or face that is to operate is actually the raw material that the surgeon has to work, so you always will influence the color and thickness of the skin, history of acne or inflammatory diseases in the final result . There are universal laws of proportion, which not met in surgery guarantee a result of artificial appearance or «people operated».

Define the best method and technique to be used in each case: explaining to the patient all the techniques of surgery are seeking to understand why you are suggesting a specific, gives us more likely to improve the recovery period.

Always inform the risks of complications and prognosis. These always go hand in hand with risk factors already present the patient before surgery, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, immune disorders, impaired healing, etc …. Also depends directly on choosing the best surgical technique and discipline especially in the care that has the patient after his speech.

Clarify that it is always possible to introduce a degree of regret after surgery, sure to be days when not like the aesthetic result and others where other.

Mention in detail the care that the patient should have to help a speedy recovery.

Now we are living in an era of fast-paced, almost can obtain any information and answers to almost every aspect of life in a very fast manner; is crucial to understand that the human body undergoes a surgical procedure will have to go through a period of inflammation, scarring and desinflamación.

And although they are becoming more known techniques for safer and faster cosmetic procedures where recovery is possible without pain, in which the patient feels physically usual very soon; periods of inflammation take several months to disappear, why is not convenient to analyze the final aesthetic result until it has reached 80% desinflamación least depends on the type of surgery performed the time it takes to reach this percentage desinflamación.

The recommendation is to look for a surgeon with whom the patient feels confident to express their doubts, hopes and fears about surgery. Someone who can give us suggestions on the best procedures for each patient and most importantly .. someone with the credentials and adecaudos studies.

Tags: Emotional, mixed emotions, post-surgery