As one of the best plastic surgeons in Marbella, Dr Pietro di Mauro often receives questions from potential patients. We encourage these enquires, as it is crucial for patients to gain as much information as possible before making a decision to undergo any type of invasive surgery. Armed with the right information, it is much easier to make an informed decision, not only about the type of surgery required, but also to make sure you choose the right medical facility and surgeon.  Here are five most recent frequently asked questions:

I am considering plastic surgery; how can I find the best plastic surgeon in Marbella?

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery, it is important to carry out some preliminary research, not only looking into the types of surgery available, but also checking out the surgeons who would perform the operation.  A good starting place would be to Google clinics and cosmetic surgeons in Marbella, check out their websites and read testimonials from past patients.

There are many qualified doctors, but there are also many different fields of medicine, which are as different as cardiology and ophthalmology.  If you needed open-heart surgery, it stands to reason that you would choose a specialist who has sufficient experience within the required field. Similarly, if you are considering a boob job or liposuction, you’ll need to find a surgeon who is qualified, experienced and specialises in these types of operations. Dr di Mauro is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, with multiple qualifications and many years of experience. He is a member of SECPRE (Spanish Society for Plastic Surgery, Surgical Repair and Cosmetic Surgery), holds multiple degrees and has published numerous papers.

The single most important step is to get in touch to arrange a one-to-one consultation to discuss your requirements and to find out if you are comfortable with the surgeon and the clinic etc.

Are there any benefits to having cosmetic surgery in Marbella?

Yes, it can be beneficial to undergo plastic surgery in Marbella. Spain is one of the top destinations for medical tourism. It has an excellent public and private health service, including highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons and excellent high-tech medical facilities and clinics. Many patients choose to undergo cosmetic surgery in Marbella, as the warm sunny climate can aid recovery. Whether you will be having a breast augmentation or thigh lift, it is important that you are in general good health, both before and after the surgery. Marbella’s temperate climate helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation and the famed healthy Mediterranean diet and opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities like a gentle walk on the beach, can improve your general health and wellbeing, releasing endorphins and bolstering the immune system. However, it is important to follow your surgeon’s guidance carefully, with regards to protecting incisions from direct sunlight.

How should I prepare for a cosmetic surgery operation?

You must firstly be in general good health in order to be considered a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery, which will be assessed by your surgeon during your initial consultation. Once your suitability has been established, you can make sure you are in the best physical and mental position to make a speedy recovery by following some simple guidelines.

  • Relieve Stress

Stress can be extremely serious, as it can weaken your immune system, increase your heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels. If you are planning on undergoing plastic surgery, you need to be well enough to recover and heal properly.  Therefore, if you are worried or prone to stress and anxiety, you should investigate methods of managing your stress. This could be by practicing Yoga, meditating, speaking to a therapist or simply making sure you are getting enough sleep and relaxation.

  • Ultraviolet protection

Protect your skin from the sun, as too much ultraviolet light can adversely affect your skin which could impede healing and increase the risk of possible scarring. This includes both sunbathing outside and also using a tanning bed. The best advice is to use a good quality suntan lotion with the right level of sun protection and to cover the relevant part of your body.

  • Keep hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is crucial for good health, so it will be no surprise that if you are not sufficiently hydrated prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery, this can hinder the healing process and blood circulation. Dr di Mauro recommends refraining for drinking too many diuretic drinks (including alcohol and coffee) and drinking plenty of water in the days running up to your surgery.

  • Maintain a healthy weight

If your weight fluctuates before surgery this can affect the muscle tone, skin quality and proportions of the body after you have undergone cosmetic surgery.  If you want to lose weight, you should adopt a healthy lifestyle and diet, including all of the necessary nutrients.

  • Illness

If you are feeling sick or unwell as the date for your cosmetic surgery approaches, it is essential that you contact Dr di Mauro’s team in order to reschedule the surgery. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms that you are sick, the operation must be postponed in order to safeguard your health.

It may seem that the amount of pre-operative preparation is excessive, but this is not the case.  The better equipped you are, both physically and mentally, the smoother your recovery will be.

If you would like to ask Dr di Mauro a question about his qualifications and aesthetic treatments or find out the types of cosmetic surgery in Marbella or plastic surgery prices in Marbella, get in touch for a confidential no-obligation personalised consultation, by calling call 648 43 45 93.