Changing the face of plastic surgery in Cape Town- South Africa - MediscapesWritten by James Johannisen
A few years ago, people went to small clinics for extended periods of time in secret, to have their plastic surgery. But, today plastic surgery is simple, safe and so convenient that it can be incorporated into your holiday itinerary.
In support of advances in Plastic Surgery, which truly has made it an outpatient procedure, but in appreciation of that a person would like to take a few extra days to recuperate, which can be arranged through one company, taking hassle out of sourcing best surgeons and suitable accommodation.
These “cosmetic holidays” have appeal to both local and international visitor, especially with rising cost of plastic surgery in Europe and USA. For example, a person may fly into Cape Town, take a few days to enjoy city, and then undergo their respective procedure, followed by a few days afterwards to recuperate and relax.
The concept of international visitors traveling to South Africa for a “Cosmetic Holiday” is not new but our clinics have distinguished from rest with level of professionalism and complete attention to pro- and post- operative care.
The Cape Town, South African private clinic is dedicated to highest standards of surgical excellence and patient welfare. The clinic offers an extensive range of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, as well as skin care therapy. One of important philosophies of clinic is to provide each patient with appropriate treatment for their particular condition. To achieve this Clinic has bought together some of finest Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Theatre Sisters and Skincare therapists, all under one roof. This is just one example of top exclusive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries in Cape Town, South Africa. With a choice of these types of clinics or whether you go to a Surgeon with one of our top hospitals, you shall always be in good, trusted hands. South Africa is becoming more and more popular with foreign patients coming for various types of surgery, due to international standards our Surgeons have and favourable currency for foreigners to afford only Best.
One of biggest concerns of both local and international visitors when traveling to a foreign city for Plastic Surgery is that they are alone. Surgery at best of times, can be concerning, but when in a foreign city, without family or friends, that concern is magnified. We have various solutions, such a private theatre nurses and personal assistants at hand to deal with all pre- and post- operative requirements, and to assist every step of way.
OxyContin Addiction: Doctors & Drug LordsWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
OxyContin is a narcotic drug, an opiate, that has been approved by FDA to legally treat chronic pain. Chronic pain is documented medical condition, a progressive disease of nervous system and spine that causes constant a patient to experience constant, excruciating pain. Chronic pain is caused by failure of body’s internal pain control systems and is accompanied by changes of chemical and anatomical makeup of spinal cord. Left untreated, condition will spread to unaffected areas. A patient suffering from chronic pain does not produce enough natural opiates, so a pharmaceutical opiate like OxyContin is an effective treatment for disease.
Unfortunately, drug addicts have abused medical system and obtained prescriptions of OxyContin in order to feed narcotic habits rather than treat medical conditions. Like any narcotic, OxyContin can be highly addictive and overdosing can be fatal. Illicit prescriptions of OxyContin are both sold and abused on black market. This situation creates a problem for governmental drug regulating agencies that are trying to take a hard line on drug abuse.
Recently, government has been cracking down harder on drugs and drug abuse, and this does not mean simply going after users and abusers of pharmaceutical drugs. The government has been targeting doctors who prescribe these drugs to patients who then abuse them. The problem here is that it is difficult for doctors to know how their prescriptions are actually applied, and a doctor cannot immediately revoke prescription of a suspected abuser because withdrawal symptoms cause are equivalent to pain of torture, and can be fatal. Thus doctors who prescribe OxyContin to patients with chronic pain, and remember condition will progressively and permanently worsen without this treatment, have been convicted of drug trafficking, had medical licenses revoked, and been sent to prison.