They say prevention is better than cure. It is also inexpensive especially when it comes to dealing with medical surgery problems. It’s always better to avoid the problem than deal with it after. It’s costly and may be difficult to reverse depending on the complexity of the cosmetic surgery.
That’s why it is crucial for anyone wanting to undergo mommy makeover surgery, or any surgery for that matter, to prepare for it.
Find out everything about the procedure you wish to take.
Ask many questions and make sure you understand the answers. If there is something bothering you, it wouldn’t hurt to clarify.
Preparation doesn’t only involve knowing how everything works. You can also reduce the risk if you can evaluate a doctor’s credentials well.
Find out if he has history of clients who have had problems after surgery or any record of plastic surgery fails.
Find out how satisfied the clients were after the surgery. Better yet, meet up with some of his clients to see how the surgeries went. This will help you decide whether you should go with a particular surgeon or not.
If something does come up, and you think there’s something wrong with you, here’s what you need to do.
Stay calm and try to be optimistic about it, regardless of how you feel. Thinking about negative things will only make things worse. Be patient. Allow yourself to heal completely first before jumping to conclusions.
Talk to the Surgeon
He helped you with the procedure, so he should be the person to help you deal with the problems. Be honest with your surgeon and tell him everything about how you’re feeling. But don’t blame him, nor should you get mad at him. Just take time to listen and understand all the options for dealing with the problem.
Get a Second Opinion
Another surgeon might be able to enlighten you and offer a better solution. Just avoid taking another procedure unless you have already exhausted all the possible solutions. Yes, another procedure may correct the problem, but it could also lead to a more serious problem. If there are health-related issues after surgery, you may consider talking to a medical doctor about it.
Put Everything in Writing
It’s not enough to take mental notes of what was discussed between you and the surgeon. Chances are you might miss something out. While discussing, make sure you write down every option available and clarify it with the surgeon. It’s essential that you write down the right things.
Contact the Medical Board
You’ll have a hunch if the surgeon did something that shouldn’t be done. He may give you vague answers or provide no real solution to the problem. If you think he has committed unethical behavior, contact the board immediately. If you can provide evidence, the board will take action on their end.
Consider Another Surgical Procedure
Some surgeons may not charge you for another surgery, but you need to pay the anesthesiologist and the facility. Consider this option after careful consideration.
Last Resort: Take Legal Action
If you and your surgeon will not meet halfway, and you find out that he is indeed the reason for the “post-surgery problems“, take legal action. If you can prove misconduct of the surgeon, you will be compensated for it. At least you can use the funds to obtain another solution to your problem.
We’ve seen unbelievable photos of surgical procedures gone wrong. If you don’t take any action about your problem, those things could happen to you too. Of course, we don’t want that. To avoid further problems, it is best to take action immediately. It’s always better to resolve the issue before it’s too late.