Good patient, good surgeon, good surgery. A well-informed, realistic, and positive patient always contributes to good results. It is very important to perform surgery in a good physical and emotional time of one´s life. In most cases, plastic surgery is not peformed as an emergency, so if your physical or mental health is not suitable, it is best to postpone it for a future occasion.
Your surgeon is required to explain in detail the risks associated with each procedure. For this reason, the surgeon must provide you with an informed consent in which everything related to surgery is clarified. You must have realistic expectations and trust the surgeon you have chosen.
It is imperative that the surgery take place in a safe and secure environment. A certified facility is one that meets all national parameters regarding the equipment and security of the operating room, as well as having the technical resources and physical structure to deal with an eventual surgical or postoperative complication.
Trust and empathy are essential to consolidate a healthy doctor-patient relationship. Choosing a licensed surgeon is the first safety measure. You may access this list at the Sociedad Dominicana de Cirugía Plástica, Reconstructiva y Estética (SODOCIPRE) website.
For a good surgical outcome, it is important to have good communication with your surgeon and for your goals to be realistic. Ask all the questions you consider necessary. Your doctor will be available and willing to clarify any doubts.