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» Plastic Surgery in Argentina - RP Medical Center

At RP Plastic Surgey Center of Argentina , we pride ourselves on our specialized services and our patients’ recognition. To us, each patient is unique and special and we mean to offer them individualized treatment. We believe it's essential to treat patients kindly, to listen to them and learn what their expectations are. Your health always comes first. You will receive detailed information on all treatments, including the potential general and individual risks, the benefits, and alternative treatments.

» Quality goes Hand-in-Hand with Responsability

Safety Issues


All surgeries involve risks. It is important that you (and your relatives) be aware of the risks a surgery carries and that you take them into account in considering to undergo a plastic surgery.

Our bilingual Doctors do not not only practice Cosmetic Plastic Surgeries in Argentina, but have also performed Reconstructive Surgeries for more than 14 years at Hospital de Agudos Ramos Mejía in the City of Buenos Aires, one of the major Cosmetic Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery hospitals in Argentina, as it is a referral center for patients with different pathologies and physical malformations from throughout the country.

For further information, please go to "Safety Issues". Our renowned Doctors, have conducted research, whose results were submitted in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery Conferences and Symposiums.

Our Specialized Medical Center meets all technical, legal and sanitary requirements set by the laws applicable to professional medical practise, has the proper insurance policy, and has duly obtained the Argentine Department of Health’s Permit to operate.

All surgeries are conducted by specialized physicians, and performed in the operating theaters of big clinics. During the surgeries, our plastic surgeons have the permanent support of a fully trusted, highly-professional medical team comprised of anesthetists, plastic surgeons, assistant surgeons, a surgical technologist... Additionally, a cardiologist is always present in big clinics, in case his intervention is necessary during the surgery.

We keep updated on the latest Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery techniques and treatments and have many years of expertise, which is a key factor in delivering good results.

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» All surgeries involve Risks:

By giving you all the information you need to make a decision, including information on the risks involved, we show our respect for you and allow you to have the last say in all matters concerning your surgery. We also believe that this speaks volumes about RP Medical Center, about who we are and how we work. It is our responsibility to provide you with all necessary information. We consider that Quality goes hand-in-hand with Responsibility. All patients have a right to be explained how the surgical procedure will be performed, together with the potential risks and complications (which are not caused by a Physician's errors or malpractice, but which derive from the surgery itself or cannot be anticipated), and the advantages and disadvantages of certain techniques, so that they can think it over and make a balance before making any final decision.

Any surgical procedure has risks (whether an optional surgery, which you choose to undergo, or an emergency surgery); some risks are common to all surgical procedures and others are specific to each type of surgery. No surgery is exempt from risk. A plastic surgery is, after all, a surgery. Risks (each under different incidence percentages; see below) range from post-surgery complications which can be secondarily solved (bad scarring, seroma, skin necrosis, etc.) to severe and fatal complications such as reactions to anesthesia, pulmonary embolism (blood clots or "small blood balls" which could migrate to the heart and block the pulmonary artery causing severe injuries or even death), among others.

In 1997, the results of a survey 1 were disclosed in the United States, based on 400,675 surgical procedures involving Plastic Surgery and Surgical Repair, where 7 deaths were found. The rate of severe complications (hypotension, hematoma, infection, hypertension episodes, sepsis) was 0.47% (1 case every 230 patients). One death occurred every 57,000 patients, that is, a mortality rate of 0.0017%; slightly less than 1 death every 57,000 patients. The survey documented the approximate safety level for plastic surgeries conducted by certified plastic surgeons in authorized facilities in the US, during those years.

Another survey 2 conducted in the United States (from 1994 through 1998) further accounted for deaths occurred after Liposuctions. Survey findings reported one death every 5,000 patients, which represents a mortality rate of 0.02 % and 20 deaths every 100,000 liposuctions. The main cause of death was pulmonary thromboembolism.

Risks must be minimized by taking all appropriate preventive measures and complying with certain rules and requirements, including the requirement for pre-surgery tests, pre-operative and post-operative indications, the practice of surgeries in the proper facilities (which must be fully-equipped to cope with any inconveniences), patients’ full medical history, and their compliance with the Physicians’ guidelines after the surgery. It should be recalled that complications and risks may arise even where all precautions were taken and even if the patient is healthy. Given that these complications are not predictable, they may affect the patients of even the best surgeons in any country of the world, despite any precautions taken to reduce potential risks.

1. Morello, D.C., Colon, G.A., Fredericks, S., Iverson, R., Singer, R. Patient safety in accredited office surgical facilities. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 99: 1496, 1997.

2. Grazer, Frederick M. M.D.; de Jong, Rudolph H. M.D. Fatal Outcomes from Liposuction: Census Survey of Cosmetic Surgeons. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 105(1):436-446, 2000.

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» Natural Changes:

At RP Medical Center, we consider that a surgeon’s aesthetic sense is as important as their ability to master surgical techniques. Our clients turn to us not only because of our specialized Physicians, but because of their deep aesthetic sensitivity.

Our board certified plastic surgeons are respected among patients and peers. Such recognition comes from their personal traits, their commitment to health care, accuracy, skills and art. Permanent training and deep understanding of the human body enables our surgeons to make remarkably natural changes, both on patients’ faces and bodies.

» We make remarkable changes that look good and natural on patients’ faces and bodies.

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» A Good Patient:

A good patient strives to find a solution to an aesthetic problem; seeks to change or improve their physical appearance for their own benefit, not just because of what other people might think; is willing to change the way how they feel about themselves and enhance certain physical features which probably make them feel embarrassed and which can be corrected. A good patient, however, does not believe that a new self-image will solve any personal problems, such as marriage breakdowns, depression, lack of affection ... It is essential that patients engage in a sincere self-evaluation of the motives behind their desire to undergo a surgery in order to avoid false expectations, from making up with a former partner to leading more successful professional lives or improved interpersonal relationships.

We believe that it is extremely important to talk openly with a patient to find out the actual reason why they wish to undergo a surgery, that is, whether they want to improve their aesthetic appearance or overcome depression or anxiety. In many cases, psychological problems will not be solved following a surgical procedure. Psychological trauma can only be overcome with a surgery in those cases where it was directly caused by the physical defect the surgery is meant to correct.

1. Morello, D.C., Colon, G.A., Fredericks, S., Iverson, R., Singer, R. Patient safety in accredited office surgical facilities. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 99: 1496, 1997.

2. Grazer, Frederick M. M.D.; de Jong, Rudolph H. M.D. Fatal Outcomes from Liposuction: Census Survey of Cosmetic Surgeons. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 105(1):436-446, 2000.

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