The Reality of Botched Procedures
I get many patients who say they have had their procedure “botched” by another doctor and they want me to correct it. I usually find that this term is used quite loosely, and often incorrectly, by most patients. There could be complications that occur with any procedure that are not the fault of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Also, many people say they are “botched” when it is really just seeing something that is part of their anatomy normally. In any case, the reality is that if you have a reputable plastic surgeon performing your surgery, you will be warned of these issues before you undergo the surgery so you can be prepared.
Always consider the cost to you if things go wrong. You may have to pay for an unexpected stay in the hospital, recovery costs, and having the surgery done all over again. With plastic surgery, you really only have one chance to do it right. Fixing it can end up costing you a lot more money and a lot more problems later on. You might not ever be able to get it fixed correctly. It is important to
understand that any sort of complication just costs you more in the long run and can also lead to an unhappy result. Remember that the fewer times the surgeon has to operate, the fewer times the surgeon raises a flap of skin, the better.
Get it done right the first time. Plastic surgery is definitely one area in which you want to spend the money upfront to get it right the first time rather than end up chasing your tail and “hoping for the best” with the cheap procedure.
Learn more about how to make sure you’re working with the right surgeon in my book, “Making the Cut” available for purchase on Amazon.
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