World Class Healthcare in Colombia

40% of the best hospitals in Latin America are found in Colombia.

9 of these located in Medellín. 

According to WHO (World Health Organisation) Colombia has the best healthcare system in Latin America.

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks Colombia’s healthcare system as #22 out of 191 which is the highest ranked country in Latin America.

If you are looking for Plastic Surgery Procedures in Colombia you could save 50% or more without compromising on quality.

Plastic Surgery in Medellin

Process - How we help you - from start to finish!

Consultation

We are available to discuss your cosmetic surgery requirements. The first step is to provide pictures from different angles from the part of the body you want to enhance so we can determine the feasibility of the procedure, surgical approach and to be able to give a more accurate idea of the post-op follow ups. Once completed, we will happily arrange a consultation with Dr Felipe Muñoz.

Appointment

Once you have decided on your plastic surgery procedure and preferred dates we will book your hospital dates, anaesthetists, medical team and confirm everything to you in writing. Our modern partner hospitals and medical centres are amongst the very best in Colombia, most trusted and are internationally accredited. 

Travel

There are direct flights from many US Cities with some flights to Medellin as short as 3 .5 hours. Transport to and from Medellin International Airport is easily arranged and there are top quality hotels and apartments in Medellin. Dr Felipe will advise on the required recovery period so that patients can book their accommodation and return flights accordingly.

Pre-Surgery

Prior to the surgery, you will need to provide information about your past medical history; such as diseases or conditions you suffer from, medications, vitamins, and supplements used and prior cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries.

Post Surgery

After your procedure we will be at your disposal to aid you in your recovery. We are available to assist with nursing, medication, physiotherapy, massage therapists, translators, transport, meals, groceries and more.

Recuperation

Many of our patients remain in Medellin for a period of recuperation to enjoy this wonderful city and its all year round Spring like weather. There are numerous top class restaurants and shopping facilities many at much lower prices than the US.

Colombia’s welcoming people, the perfect weather and beautiful scenery provides patients with a chance to feel at peace during a possible arduous convalescence. Many of our patients combine their recuperation period with an extended vacation in Colombia.

In recent years Colombia’s government has invested a considerable amount of funding into improving the country’s medical infrastructure in order to provide a safe and tourist friendly environment for health tourists.

Medellin has gained a reputation as one of the world’s top providers of high-quality, affordable cosmetic surgery providers.

Our goal is to make your visit here as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

PREOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Suspend 15 days before surgery:
Garlic, Ginko Biloba, Ging Seng, Glucosamine Chondroitin, Ginger, Green Tea, Green Coffee, Any Herbalife product, Vitamins, Valerian, Omega 3, 6 and 9, St. John’s Wort, Aifos and Keifos,

Suspend 8 days before surgery:
Drugs that contain Acetyl Salicylic Acid (ASA or AAS).
Aspirin, Sevedol, Aspirineta, Asawin, Excedrin, Alka Seltzer, Bon Fiest.

Suspend 3 days before surgery:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
Naproxen, Ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), Ketoprofen (Feldene®), Diclofenac (Voltaren®), Anti-influenza drugs containing anti-inflammatories, Ketorolac, Nimesulide, Celebrex.

Please advise if you are taking or applying any anticoagulant:
Apixaban (Eliquis®), Dabigatran Ethoxylate (Pradaxa®) and Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®), Edoxaban, Heparin, Enoxaparin (Clexane®, Clenox®), Fraxiparin (Nadroparina®).

Please notify us if you are taking any natural medication or formulated medication.

1 or 2 days before surgery:
You will be evaluated by the anaesthesiologist. Remember to keep all the medication you take and the preoperative exams.

 

 

ON THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY

Arrive one hour before surgery. Fulfill the fast of food and liquids for 8 hours.
If the surgery is in the morning, the last meal should be at 10pm, avoiding dairy and carbonated drinks.If the surgery is in the afternoon, you can have breakfast before 7am juice or aromatic with 2 cookies, without dairy or fat.
Do not drink alcohol or consume drugs 48 hours before surgery.
No Smoking.
Remove hair extensions, metallic objects such as earrings, rings or piercings, remove dental prostheses, hearing aids and contact lenses.
Do not use makeup, creams, sunscreen, nail polish, eyelash.
It is not necessary to shave the area to operate. If needed, it will be done in surgery.

 

 

INTRAOPERATIVE INDICATIONS:


While surgery is being performed, the nursing staff will inform the patients companions about the progress of the surgery.

 

POSTOPERATIVE INDICATIONS:

• When you finish the surgery you will be transferred to recovery or hospitalization.
• Do not wet the Healing until the review appointment.
• Monitor and record the drainage debit every 24 hours.
• To roam precociously. He only goes to bed at night to sleep. Avoid rest.
• Get up and lie down carefully so as not to hurt the operated area.
• Do not consume sodas or dairy products the day of surgery.
• Increase the consumption of Proteins (meat, fish, vegetable protein).
• Avoid exposure to heat and direct sunlight.
• Nausea, dizziness, sore throat and mild pain in the area operated during the first 48 hours are normal. The recovery is slow and gradual.
• Take medications at the indicated dose and time.
• Attend all review appointments.
• Be pending to claim the results in the case of tissue study (pathology).

 

ALARM SIGNS:

While it is rare that patients encounter problems post-surgery, please notify us if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below:

• Pain that does not improve with medications.
• Heavy bleeding from the wound
• Excessive drain due to drain
• Drain disconnection
• Difficulty breathing
• Increase in the volume of the operated area
• Uncontrollable vomiting
• Blurry vision
• Alteration of consciousness
• Changes in skin color or appearance of blisters
• Fever
• Increase in the temperature of the operated area

 

Dr. Felipe Muñoz Plastic Surgeon
Whatsapp

+57-310-4097525

Email

hello@plasticsurgerymedellin.com

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