FAQ'S
 

  1) Surgery price Factors
  2)
Benefits of plastic surgery
  3)
Risks of plastic Surgery
  4)
Recovery from Plastic Surgery
  5)
Choose your Plastic Surgery Surgeon
  6)
Safety of Medical Tourism
  7
) The Anesthesia
  8) Long Distance Patients
  9)
Our International Certifications  

 

  GENERAL INFORMATION

   
Before Plastic Surgery

   
    
How many treatments can I have at one time
            and how safe is this?


    
Who is a good candidate for plastic surgery?

   
W
ho is NOT a good candidate for plastic surgery?

    A
nesthesia

    Post Operation Recovery

    Complications

   
Implants

1) How can body implants correct physical appearence
problems and enhance my life?

2) What are the risk and complications?

3) If I am unhappy with my results, Will surgical guarantee
cover implants complications?
4) Can body fat be used instead of an implant for calf, buttock,
pectoral and Bicep/triceps augmentation?

5) What about fat transfer for buttock implants. Some
surgeons are using this method instead of soft silicone
implant. Does this work as well?

 

BEFORE PLASTIC SURGERY
Unlike other surgical interventions, plastic surgery is a voluntary procedure. This allows the patient to undergo a series of evaluations that will inform him/her about his/her state of health; moreover, the patient can be better prepared after having received specific recommendations and medications.
The patient will have to fill out several forms and undergo a series of analyses following his/her arrival in Bolivia:

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Medical Background: This information is indispensable and necessary to prevent any complications that could place the patient at risk during the surgical intervention and its results.

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Laboratory Tests: These will be done in Bolivia, prior to the operation. These are routine tests to evaluate your hematology, sugar level, kidney function, blood-clotting factors (PT and PTT), HIV, and others.

- Depending on the patient’s age, clinical history, other studies could be ordered, such as: X-rays, CAT scans, mammography, hectographs, or cardiovascular evaluation, to be able to provide either a more complete overall evaluation or of the specific area on which the surgery will be conducted.

Some medications are contra-indicated before plastic surgery, due to their effects of weakening the blood-clotting mechanisms. The following are examples of some of these medications:
 Aspirin and similar drugs.
 Anticoagulants.
 3-Omega oils.
 Soy Lecithin.
 Cholesterol Reducers.
 Vitamin E

HOW MANY TREATMENTS CAN I HAVE AT ONE TIME AND HOW
    SAFE IS THIS ?

About 95% of men and women who travel with us will have more than one surgery, and combines surgery with dentistry because of the great price packages that we offer as well as the follow-up care and support we offer while on holiday.
The surgeon will determine how many surgeries you can have at one time based on your age and health and history. On healthy people with no prior health issues, the surgeons have performed multiple surgeries and have had great results.
The hospital is fully equipped with a full medical team in attendance of every surgery, thereby providing a very safe environment for multiple surgeries. You will be in safe hands and no risks are ever taken.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PLASTIC SURGERY ?
According to most doctors, a woman (or man) in good health (emotional and physical) is generally a good candidate for plastic surgery. The doctor will further review yours and your family’s clinical history to determine if you are a good candidate. Diagnostic tests also be done to check if you are ready to undergo a cosmetic surgery.
Mental health is an important consideration prior to deciding on plastic surgery. Some people may have very unrealistic expectations of what they can get out of a cosmetic surgery procedure. Most plastic or elective surgeries tend to raise people’s self-esteem and make them feel better about themselves. In interviews with women who have had plastic surgery, we have learned that they feel more confident about themselves, tend to dress better, and feel more enthusiastic about their personal and professional lives.
But by itself, plastic surgery alone will not make you happier, wealthier, or stop a divorce or a breakup.

WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PLASTIC SURGERY ?
Women (or men) who do not have perfect health, who have problems that may aggravate the risk from anaesthesia or healing are often not good candidates. But remember that the doctor has the last word and this is only a general guideline.
One other aspect to consider is how your body heals. If you have a history of developing scars, you may develop larger than normal scars with plastic surgery. Your doctor will evaluate the situation and recommend accordingly.

Smoking and plastic surgery don't go very well together. Smoking raises several risks during surgeries (any surgery, not just cosmetic surgery). You have to inform your doctor if you smoke and you will be required to stop smoking some time before the surgery.
If you are nor willing to or cannot stop smoking, you should be honest with your doctor and let him or her evaluate the situation. Do not think that you can fool the doctor and you will be OK. You may think that you may be able to fool the doctor, but during the surgery some complications can arise.

ANESTHESIA
For many patients, the issue of anesthesia presents itself as a source of fear.
Nowadays, administering anesthetics is much safer, and overdoses are practically impossible. This is so thanks to the doses of the administered medications which are increasingly smaller and more specifically adapted to each case. Current technology, along with highly sophisticated and trained teams, is able to provide the necessary tight control of the anesthetized patient’s behavior recording all of their vital signs.
In Plastic Surgery a wide range of types of anesthetics can be used.

Those most frequently applied are:


Local Anesthetic: Local anesthetic consists of applying of an anesthetic agent by injection, for example, to the skin of the lids, desensitizing that area. The patient does not lose consciousness at any time during the surgery. This type of anesthetic is applied by the operating surgeon. When the patient is nervous or anxious, the doctor soothes the patient in such a way that they feel more relaxed and do not notice the initial punctures.

Local Anesthetic plus Endovenous Sedation: With this method the patient does not feel any discomfort from the procedure, they fall into a state of drowsiness, relaxation and experience numbness, but they can respond and obey directions, for example, “turn or rotate your head.” This method uses a variety of medications administered intravenously; moreover, it is accompanied by applying a local anesthetic to the site of the surgery.

This anesthetic must be administered by an experienced anesthetist and is used to complement the local anesthetics.

General Anesthetic: General anesthesia is recommended in prolonged procedures. With this technique, the patient is fully asleep and they do not perceive discomfort during the surgical intervention.

Epidural Anesthetic: With this technique the medications are administered into the lumbar spine in the space between the spinal cord and the dura mater, essentially blocking bodily sensations or pain from than point down. It is used to complement any sedative administered to produce drowsiness and relaxation.

What kind of anesthesia our medical team generally use?
The traditional general anaesthetic is no longer necessary! Therefore less risk!
In the past, correction of the body contour involved lengthy, severe, high-risk surgery. Such an operation required a general anaesthetic and a stay in hospital. The long hospitalization and recovery period had repercussions on the patient’s socio-professional activities. Recovering after an intravenous sedation is quicker!
Nowadays, with the discovery of intravenous sedation and tumescent infiltration, the traditional general anaesthetic is no longer necessary, loss of blood is limited and consequently the recovery period is reduced.
Technology, together with advances in sedation, makes extensive cosmetic surgery possible without the side effects of general anaesthesia. During an operation under intravenous sedation, you are asleep and you feel no pain.


POST-OPERATIVE CARE
The patient will receive clear instructions in addition to general and other specific care in accordance with the procedure and treatment being carried out.

To ensure better recovery, the patient should:
- Receive regular, periodic medical follow-up and post-operative control
by the respective health care professional.
- Rest: Depending on nature of the surgical intervention, the rest time varies and specific instructions will be provided. However, total bed-rest is generally recommended for all operations, or at least relative rest, in which you perform activities that don't require much effort; others are prohibited for example: lifting heavy objects and driving.

As for physical exercise, the patient will be able to resume regular exercise starting after or during the 4th week.

Likewise, avoiding direct exposure to the sun is strongly recommended for a period of 4 to 12 weeks, thereby reducing risks of greater inflammation and the appearance of stains in areas with recent scars or lingering bruises.

Medications
- Medications such as: Antibiotics, Analgesics and Anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended, Local Care: cleaning or washing the surgical wounds, Localized cold compresses to treat the inflammation and pain.


Feeding
- In some cases, it is recommended to eat foods that don't require a great effort when chewing (facial surgery) or that they are easily digestible (abdominal surgery).

Eating well is very important for the recovery of the tissue affected. Consequently, it should not be restricted during the postoperative phases. Erratic eating can cause weakness, sickness and slow down the healing and scarring processes. It is recommended to have a well-balanced diet and use common sense.

Drainages
- Following certain surgical interventions and with the aim facilitating the removal of accumulated fluids, drainages are left and these require special attention.


Wraps and Bandages
- Several surgical procedures, such as liposuction and abdominoplasty, require special wraps to exercise moderate pressure on areas that have been “emptied” or “detached” and to maintain the spaces “closed” and tight.

No Smoking
- The importance of this recommendation is self-evident. The toxins in cigarette smoke have noxious effect, among others, on the micro-circulation reducing the nutrition and oxygenation of damaged tissue, and this in turn hinders and prolongs the recovery process and increases scaring.
Smoking increases the risk of surgical problems, and interferes with the recovery process, increasing the chances of scars and complications. We have the best interest of our clients at heart and would never advise a smoker to undergo surgery.
It is important that you abstain from smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery.



COMPLICATIONS
All surgical procedures are susceptible to one form of complication or another, but the probability of complications decrease to a minimum if the patient takes all of the precautions discussed in the different sections of this information sheet: pre-operative care, post-operative care, surgeons, anesthetics, and anti-inflammatory medications.

The complications can be of a diverse nature or of varied origin:
1. Suture (wounds that open up).
2. Infections.
3. Sub-cutaneous blood loss (hematoma)
4. Tissue Necrosis (tissue loss: skin or fatty tissue).
5. Hyper- or hypo-pigmentation of the skin.
6. Seromas (subcutaneous accumulation of serous fluids).
7. Unaesthetic Scars.
8. Irregularities in the operated-upon areas.

If the health practitioner has taken suitable precautions, as do our well-trained surgeons, all the appropriate measures required for each specific intervention have been taken. Therefore, the complications that may present themselves are, for the most part, of minor in nature and can easily resolved.

IMPLANTS
1) How can body implants correct physical appearance problems and enhance my life?
Body implants (Calf, Pectoral, Biceps, Triceps and Buttock implants) are used in surgical procedures to enhance, reshape, or better define the outward appearance of the musculature/definition of the body. In many instances body implants will provide the desired body contour symmetry specifically when muscular development was affected because of a genetic birth defect, or serious injury. Other common applications include those individuals that may simply feel unattractive, or wish to enhance their body contours, resulting in a more aesthetic appearance.

2) What are the risk and complications?
As with any operation there are certain risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection, body rejection, asymmetry, and scarring. Although these events are usually infrequent, they sometimes can occur. These will be discussed with you during the consultation for your procedure.

3) If I am unhappy with my results, Will surgical guarantee cover implants complications?
Yes. Our surgical guarantee cover implants complication in case of asymmetry for example so you will not be charged for a revision operation to correct an undesirable result.
However, in case of body rejection, the surgeon may decide to remove the implant(s) from your body. The guarantee will cover the procedure (surgeon's fees, anesthesiology fees, surgery center facility charges, and any other ancillary expenses), but the implant surgery will not be pay back.

4) Can body fat be used instead of an implant for calf, buttock, pectoral and Bicep/triceps augmentation?
Not usually. Fat is good for augmenting smaller areas, such as areas on the face, or even in cellulite smoothing, but not larger areas. Free Fat Transfer (FFT), is commonly used for lip enhancement, or smoothing wrinkles and cellulite depressions, but because it tends to be absorbed or 'washed' from the area, it isn't ideally suited for larger fills.


5) What about fat transfer for buttock implants. Some surgeons are using this method instead of soft silicone implant. Does this work as well?
Not usually. Fat is good for augmenting smaller areas, such as areas on the face, or even in cellulite smoothing, but not larger areas. Free Fat Transfer (FFT), is commonly used for lip enhancement, or smoothing wrinkles and cellulite depressions, but because it tends to be absorbed or 'washed' from the area, it isn't ideally suited for larger fills. There is little evidence to support this type of large mass FFT, with successful results.
 

 

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Thousands of people have been traveling abroad every year to receive affordable cosmetic and plastic surgery abroad and Bariatric procedures like Lap-Band Surgery. Outstanding quality and affordability are the two most important reasons for having cosmetic and plastic surgery abroad. Traveling for a "medical holiday" also provides an opportunity for those with limited vacation time to have both medical services and a vacation with their family or friend.

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Our great prices and complete “Circle of Care” mean that you can have the surgery you want now, as well as enjoy a superb holiday in a Tropical Paradise – Santa Cruz de la Sierra- Bolivia.

With Makeover Travel, you can expect the best surgeons, a recovery in luxury 5 stars Hotel, fully equipped hospital and the 24 hours care and support of friendly English/Spanish/French-speaking staff. You really will feel at home, but enjoy all the benefits of cosmetic and plastic surgery abroad!

Also at Santa Cruz you can enjoy not only the great weather and a world-class holiday resort, but all the familiar things from home, like your favorite US, UK and French TV programs, and of course a great international, cosmopolitan choice of bars, restaurants and shops very affordable.

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Why wait for expensive treatment in your country when you can have affordable surgery NOW in luxurious Santa Cruz, Bolivia?

 

 

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