This past June, Sheyla Hershey returned to her native Brazil to receive a breast augmentation that placed 38KKK sized silicone breast implants after she couldn’t find a plastic surgeon in the U.S. who would place the implants. Following the surgery, she developed a severe staph infection, as well as a strep infection in both breasts. This is obviously an extreme example, but it raises important safety issues about breast augmentation that are taken very seriously at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center.
Many people believe that going to other countries for plastic surgery means they will receive the same quality of care as they do in the U.S. While there are highly qualified plastic surgeons all over the world, the U.S. has some of the highest safety standards that these practices are not required to adhere to. The facility and the surgeon may lack the equipment, safety guidelines, or emergency care in case something goes wrong. Researching the facility and plastic surgeon you choose to perform your procedure can go a long way ensuring your safety. Look for board certifications, accreditation and ask questions.
By choosing a qualified plastic surgeon, you can be sure that you are receiving quality care. Dr. Slenkovich at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Our medical facility in the Denver, Colorado area features state-of-the-art equipment and incorporates the highest standards of safety.
In addition to board certification, the right plastic surgeon is going to put your health before anything else. Did Ms. Hershey’s doctors in Brazil look at her safety, or were they more interested in helping a woman achieve a record-setting breast size? The right plastic surgeon will consider your medical history, as well as your reasons for undergoing a procedure, to frame realistic expectations. Dr. Slenkovich values open communication during your consultation to discuss expectations and recommendations to guide you in the decision making process.