Plastic surgery guide by Dr. Bukret: Empowering your journey.
This is our comprehensive plastic surgery guide on healthcare processes with hygiene standards developed by Dr. Bukret, an expert plastic surgeon. This guide is based on evidence-based practices, and it aims to minimize the risk of patients contracting infections or complications during their care processes.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we have developed and implemented the first AI risk assessment system to have an upfront risk evaluation. This is important as it allows us to know your health antecedents and current health condition, as well as your risk factors to modify to prevent common complications. The efficiency in the process will guarantee the quality of care, minimizing the risk to patients.
That is why we developed this practical plastic surgery guide of processes with hygiene standards as well. The guide includes recommendations for making virtual and personal consultations in the office, and also for putting them into practice in the clinics on the day of your surgery.
At each stage of the care process, we will guide you on the necessary hygiene measures:
1. Telemedicine for Pre-surgical Evaluation and Virtual Consultations
In order to attend patients coming from all over the world, minimize personal contact, and the possibility of exposure and viral transmission, most of the consultations will be done virtually using the usual communication channels, WhatsApp for medical evaluations, and Zoom for virtual consultations.
The complementary surgery risk assessment includes filling out our evaluation form, so you can answer most of your questions from the comfort of your home, without the need for visits and waiting. Dr. Bukret will review your information, pictures, and will be in a condition to advise you with evidence-based recommendations.
The evaluation consists of answering some questions and sending Dr. Bukret face and profile photographs of all the areas that you want to improve.
In the next 24 hours of receiving your information, you will receive an optimized treatment plan with 3 clinic options by email or a personalized promo if you qualify for it.
This is possible thanks to the AI risk assessment algorithm developed by Dr. Bukret, which allows us to know your risk and risk factors to improve eligibility. Therefore, we recommend completing the risk assessment, which will take a few minutes as part of the evaluation process.
2. Preoperative Tests
Routine labs and cardiology evaluation can be done in the city where you live in advance and are especially recommended if you have preexisting health conditions. In those cases in which it is suspected that you’ve had contact with COVID-19 ill patients, high-risk areas, or possible exposure to the coronavirus, a PCR analysis will be requested in addition to routine pre-surgical tests to rule out a possible infection before going to the operating room.
3. Personal Consultation in the Office
Consultations in the office will be organized to minimize contact between people and only those that are essential will be effective, such as the case of fillers, Botox, a pre-surgical consultation, and postoperative controls.
It will be carried out according to the assigned schedule, taking care of social distancing, and minimizing contact with the staff in the office.
Patients who do not reside in Argentina can obtain information to travel at https://www.argentina.gob.ar/tema/extranjeros/turistas
All the necessary documentation will be previously sent by email and will be requested to complete before coming to the physical consultation with Dr. Bukret.
The day before surgery, you’ll have a personal appointment with Dr. Bukret in the Puerto Madero office. You can expect a one-hour consultation to go through all your concerns, respond to any questions you may have, followed by a physical examination, photographs, and ultrasound if indicated. Dr. Bukret will explain the process and indications in detail.
4. Before-surgery indications
The usual presurgical indications are:
- The night before surgery at midnight, take the antibiotic infection prevention and/or antianxiety medication according to Dr. Bukret’s prescription.
- The day before surgery, you must eat well and drink plenty of liquids to ensure good hydration.
- An hour of walking can help improve your blood circulation, reduce stress, and prevent blood clots.
- Strict fasting of solids and liquids for 8 hours before surgery.
- Go to the clinic one hour before surgery.
- It is not necessary to go with a companion, but you can request a check-in and out assistant from our staff.
- Wear comfortable or sports clothing. Shoes without heels.
- Bring all the preoperative tests.
- Bring an ID or passport. Do not wear valuable jewelry.
- Do not put on makeup if you will undergo facial surgery.
- Do not paint your nails.
5. The day of your plastic surgery
At the clinic, you have to go to the admission area, indicate your name, and mention your surgery schedule with Dr. Bukret. You will have the opportunity to speak to the anesthesiologist before surgery, who will have already reviewed your history and presurgical medical exams. Marking and photographs will be made in the surgical area before surgery in addition to the personal presurgical consultation.
6. After your plastic surgery
After the surgery, you will be prepared so that you can perform self-care at home without the need to move. The first postoperative control is performed 48 or 72 hours after surgery. This consultation is normally done in our office in Puerto Madero; however, the need to go to the office will depend on your evolution. The monitoring will be done daily through WhatsApp. In this way, Dr. Bukret will answer all your questions or concerns regarding postoperative care measures. Remember, always share pictures or a short video to better understand your concerns.
The general recommendations are:
- Strictly follow Dr. Bukret’s indications.
- Take painkillers and antibiotics as prescribed.
- Rest and dedicate as much time as possible to self-care.
- During the 1st postoperative week, avoid contact with people to reduce the possibility of contagion with coronavirus.
- Immediately report any symptoms such as fever, cough with expectoration, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath, vomits, diarrhea, or joint pain in the limbs.
In conclusion, following these care measurements and plastic surgery guide will ensure that you have a safe journey before, during, and after your plastic surgery. We understand that undergoing surgery can be daunting, but with our AI risk assessment system and our comprehensive guide, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and minimizing any potential risks.
If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Thank you for choosing Dr. Bukret for your plastic surgery needs. We wish you a smooth and successful journey towards achieving your desired results.
More information and resources at:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2022). Plastic surgery statistics report. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2022/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2022.pdf
- Nuzzi, L. C., & Cerrati, E. W. (2019). The art of the consultation in plastic surgery: A guide for optimizing patient management. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-9471