Many of the surgery in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery are day trips and I think that there are many relatively small scale cases of 1-2 hours. However, sometimes there are cases where you need to be systematically monitered after being hospitalized, with breast reconstruction, massive liposuction, or surgery using free tissue.
As mentioned in this blog before, patients need to stay away from blood thinning agents such as Vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin, etc., and during the surgery we use devices to prevent deep venous thrombosis by intermittently massaging instruments in the lower limbs.
When considering the risk factor of the patient side, factors such as age (65 years old and over), obesity index (30 or more), presence of smoking, presence of other basic diseases (diabetes etc.), etc. become a problem.
In addition, in case of surgical procedures for cosmetic purposes, when considering the balance between risk and benefit, it is required that the risk be lower than when treating disease.
Those things are difficult to understand for the general public, but since it is important to life, if you are planning for big surgery, please consult with your plastic surgeon once again.
People considering about beauty care often think that they are often consulted at private clinics. As a director of our clinic, many of the patients are still seen by us at the outpatient clinic, but there are cases where we recommend doctor’s examination and treatment at an university hospital. It is when you are planning to use a special laser equipment not installed in the clinic or think about a large-scale surgery that would be better if you went to hospitalized.
In the university hospital, being hospitalized and undergoing surgery is actually quite secure and safe. For example, there are more than 20 operating rooms in the university hospital where our director is part-time attending. They do many cases of surgeries which are extremely difficult and surgery for seriously ill patients with weak body. This means that, even in surgery for cosmetic medical care, even if unforeseen circumstances should happen, there is a system that can respond. There are also a number of specialist staff of plastic surgery, many anesthesiologists and nursing staff. In the worst case, you can also arrange a ventilator and blood transfusions. Also, even if the condition gets worse after surgery, medical staff will come soon.
As such, our doctor may recommend care at a university hospital on a case-by-case basis, which seems to be a better choice for patients.
Dr. Robert K. Kure opened his practice back in year 2000 in Beverly Hills, CA, then in midtown, New York City 2 years later. He moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2005, and opened the current practice in 2007. This is the 10th anniversary in Tokyo.
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