Humans have always been concerned about the beauty throughout the history of civilization. The first ever plastic surgery was reported around 1500 B.C. in India. The ancient surgeon Sushruta has made significant contributions to the field of plastic surgery. He has described various techniques that have paved the way for modern plastic surgery. The British physician Joseph carpue has spent about 2 decades in India trying to learn the techniques and finally was able to perform his first Rhinoplasty in 1815. This was considered as the first major Rhinoplasty in the western world. The plastic surgery has come a long way during this period, which was greatly aided by the constant refinement of techniques, sterile facilities and of course anti biotics.

Beauty was once thought to be god given. But the plastic surgery has changed it. Today the people don’t blame the fate for it; instead, they are taking charge to determine how they are going to look. Once the cosmetic surgeries are normally considers for the patients who are
severely malformed by birth or by accidents. The elective cosmetic surgeries are normally reserved for only Hollywood celebrities or rich and famous. Today the access has been great and the patients actually know much more about differentb,,,mmn procedures than ever before. Many patients travel for surgery overseas to find the affordable surgery. The medical tourism has resulted in explosive growth in the field of .cosmetic surgery. The patients are now going for complete body make over’s and thus are redefining their lives.

The medical tourism has largely been an unregulated practice. There are no set rules and regulations in place. The huge demand in cosmetic surgery has resulted in flourishing medical travel business. This has led in multiple competitors and the price war soon followed. Unfortunately, this has resulted in short cuts in patient care. Some clinics abroad lack basic facilities to assure a safe outcome. Selecting a reputed hospital along with an ethical medical tourism company is one of the crucial decisions you will make in this process.

The post surgical precautions, in fact begin much before surgery. This includes, describing the entire medical history and medications you are taking. This also must include over the counter supplements you are taking. Certain medications need to be stopped for a specified time before surgery. Further, certain medical conditions like diabetes and blood pressure needs to be controlled before heading to the operating room.

Discuss with your doctor regarding the anticipated blood loss, and enquire if you might need any blood transfusion. Many times, it is possible to donate your own blood prior to surgery, so it can be used when needed. This is normally practiced in the hospital settings. Please make sure to disclose your drug allergies, so you won’t be given a wrong antibiotic or a pain medication. Also, ask your doctor about the restrictions you are likely to take after your surgery. This would enable you to have a plan in place ahead of time to ensure a smooth transition. Make sure to get specific post surgical wound care instructions. Call your doctor or go to nearest emergency room if necessary if you develop fever or pus formation. Many times these surgeries need follow up visits and please make sure follow up with these visits. It might however take some time and healing before you can actually feel the results after surgery.

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