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Ensuring Safe Plastic Surgery: Precautions Before and After the Procedure


Plastic surgery has gained popularity as a means of enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence. However, prioritizing safety and well-being throughout the entire process is paramount. At My Body by Design, we believe that informed decisions and precautionary measures are vital for successful outcomes. In this blog post, we will discuss essential precautions before and after plastic surgery, emphasizing the significance of researching doctor credentials and medical facilities. Recent incidents will shed light on the importance of vigilant decision-making.

  1. Thoroughly Research Credentials: Before undergoing any plastic surgery procedure, conduct thorough research on the credentials of doctors and medical facilities. Look for board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience and a proven track record of successful procedures. Review their qualifications, certifications, and patient testimonials. Additionally, ensure that the medical facility adheres to proper safety protocols and maintains a clean and sterile environment.

  2. Consultation and Open Communication: Schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and concerns. An experienced surgeon will evaluate your health comprehensively and determine if you are an ideal candidate. Be open and honest about your medical history, current medications, and any pre-existing conditions. This information will help the surgeon develop an individualized treatment plan prioritizing your well-being.

  3. Preoperative Medical Assessment: Before the surgery, your plastic surgeon will conduct a thorough preoperative medical assessment to evaluate your overall health. This assessment may include blood tests, imaging scans, and anesthesia tolerance assessment. Following the assessment, the surgeon will provide instructions regarding preoperative preparations, including necessary dietary restrictions or medications to avoid.

  4. Postoperative Care and Recovery: Diligent postoperative care is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results. Follow your surgeon's instructions regarding wound care, medication management, and activity restrictions. Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and address any concerns promptly. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to support the recovery process and maintain long-lasting results.

Recent Incidents

The unfortunate death of Luz Deicy Vélez Estrada serves as a somber reminder of the potential risks involved in cosmetic surgeries. An article published in the Daily Mail, titled "Woman dies after tummy tuck operation in Colombia, expelling large quantities of blood," highlights complications during Luz's surgery, resulting in excessive bleeding and a tragic outcome. This incident underscores the importance of thorough research and caution when selecting surgeons and medical facilities for cosmetic procedures.

Another incident mentioned in The Sun's article titled "Jacky Oh death – Mummy Makeover surgeon Dr Zach not board certified – but is legally allowed to carry out ops" raises concerns about Dr. Zachary Okhah, who performed a mommy makeover on Jacky Oh in Miami. The article reveals that Dr. Okhah is reportedly not board certified in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery, questioning his qualifications and expertise. This highlights the risks associated with uncertified surgeons and emphasizes the need for thorough research when choosing medical professionals.


Plastic surgery can be life-changing, but it requires careful consideration and precautionary measures to ensure a safe and successful outcome. At My Body by Design, we prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of our clients by partnering with board-certified plastic surgeons, reputable medical facilities and Medical Tourism Insurance partner. We encourage individuals considering plastic surgery to conduct thorough research, verify credentials, and prioritize safety throughout the entire process. By taking these precautions and making informed decisions, you can enhance your appearance with confidence and peace of mind.


  • "Woman dies after tummy tuck operation in Colombia, expelling large quantities of blood" - Daily Mail

  • "Jacky Oh death – Mummy Makeover surgeon Dr Zach not board certified – but is legally allowed to carry out ops" - The Sun

  • Learn more about our medical professionals, facilities, and medical tourism insurance on our website: My Body by Design Partners

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