MyMediTravel currently has no pricing information available for Buccal Fat Extraction procedures in South Africa. However, by submitting your enquiry, you'll hear back from the facility with more details of the pricing.
Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Buccal Fat Extraction procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Buccal Fat Extraction procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa
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Buccal Fat Extraction is considered a plastic / cosmetic surgery procedure that requires coordination between a plastic surgeon, anesthetist and other surgical medical staff. This type of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery procedure / treatment can be considered reasonably expensive, especially given the skill set, experience, training and equipment used by the specialists involved. For Buccal Fat Extraction, photos are required for the specialist to review prior to treatment.
As with all plastic surgeries, recovery varies from person to person and this is no different for Buccal Fat Extraction, where the immediate recovery post-op can take a few days before you're moving around again. You should anticipate an extended period of rest immediately following your surgery, during which time you should avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous exercising. After a week or so, you can expect to return to light activities, gradually breaking yourself in over the new few weeks and months. The plastic surgeon will provide you with a detailed post-operative aftercare plan, which should be closely followed. This may include exercises and stretches, a diet plan and advice on how to treat the wounds.
You will be required to stay in South Africa for around 10-14 days post-op. During this time you'll be required to visit the surgeon for a post-op checkup and have stitches removed. Once given the all clear, you'll be able to travel home, it's very rare for travel arrangements needing to be changed as the success rate for Buccal Fat Extraction is very high. This is mostly down to the more recent advances in medical technologies and surgical techniques, coupled with the extended experience of the plastic surgeons. However, the risk of complications is always there and these may include infection of the wound, bleeding, numbness and swelling around the wound and damaged scar tissue. To reduce the likelihood of such complications, all patients need to do is rest immediately after surgery and adhere to the surgeon's aftercare and recovery advice.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 17/10/2020.