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Procedure complications

Surgical complications do happen, and they happen to every surgeon in every specialty. Be aware of any potential complication and the potential cost involved in treating a complication before consenting to any surgical procedure. If you can’t afford a complication, then you can’t afford cosmetic surgery.

Fortunately, complications are rare. My complication rate is low and well in keeping with my top peers. I attribute this to meticulous attention to detail, performing only tried and tested techniques, and attending regular congresses both nationally and internationally.

I operate in attested operating theatres with an Intensive Care Unit close at hand. I enjoy close ties with top-class specialists from a wide medical spectrum should the need for referral arise.

I have listed some of the potential complications that can occur with any surgery, it is by no means complete. After consultation and examination, procedure-specific complications will be discussed with my patients in detail.

Patient related complications2021-05-18T10:21:58+02:00

Certain people have a higher risk of patient related complications, notably infection and perfusion (blood supply) problems. For example:

  • Diabetics
  • Patients on steroids and other immunosuppressant medication
  • Patients who are immunocompromised
  • Smokers
  • Patients with Heart Disease and Vasculopathies
  • Hypertension
  • A history of previous surgery in the area
  • Obese Patients
Surgery related complications2021-05-18T09:51:44+02:00

The surgery related complications mentioned below may necessitate a return to the operating room.

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Perfusion (blood supply) problems
Other complications2021-05-18T10:18:22+02:00

There are other complications that can occur. Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with me during the consultation, especially if you have a history of complications.

  • Anaesthetic related complications – feel free to discuss these with any of the anaesthesiologists that I use in my practice.
  • Local anaesthetic complications
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus
  • Fat embolism
  • Nerve injury
  • Atelectasis and pneumonia
  • Patients with a tendency toward Keloid scars
  • Patients with unrealistic expectations

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Words can not describe how thankful I am that I chose to fly from Australia to South Africa to have my life-changing surgery. I now have a perfect tummy!! You and your team made me feel I was in great hands through the whole process. Thank you for all the kindness that you and your office staff showed me through all the long-distance calls and numerous emails, even the follow-up visits after my surgery. You are a great team and made the whole process very special. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Just to tell you that I am so happy with what you have done on me and that you are an amazing artist! I don’t feel much pain and I feel good about myself now! Thank you once again!

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This is just a tiny way to let you know what a MASSIVE impression you have had on my life. I was able to go on holiday in December and go swimming at the beach! In April I am going to do everything you can do in Mauritius! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and happy tears in my eyes. I will forever be grateful

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A year ago you patched up Nina and the result is really very good! We as a practice were very appreciative of your service to our patients. We like it that you write reports – 5 stars for that and our patients are always happy. That says a lot these days.
Doctors Rooms on Kloof.

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You have given me support, such compassion, and reassurance, I could not have found such expertise and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you and your family. Fran.

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Thank you for your expert surgery and your gentle approach to what was for me a traumatic experience to experience again after a 22-year break. I am pleased that I chose the reduction route. Warm wishes and thank you again, Di.

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I’m really grateful for the love and kindness you have shown me. All the planning, operations, going the extra mile in order for me to get my life back. May god continue to bless the works of your hands. Many thanx, Perceive.

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Thank you so much for doing a fantastic job on my face! You are a truly great person. Thanks for your contribution to SA Education.
God bless you, Irene

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Thank you so very much for all your kindness and for fixing me up. For procedures that require your dignity to be left far behind – thank you for handling it with laughter and grace. The effects are truly life changing and I am forever grateful!

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Thank you for helping me walk this part of my journey. You are an artist, an amazing surgeon and an awesome person. Thank you for helping me be ‘whole’ again.

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Thank you for being kind and compassionate and very patient. I am so happy that I decided to go with reconstruction and am happy that my ‘girls’ are in such safe hands. With gratitude, Mirna.

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