The Real Cost of Plastic Surgery in Ghana [2021 Guide]
Plastic surgery involves the restoration, reconstruction, and alteration of the human body. Qualification to become a plastic surgeon in Ghana can take up to 6 years. The requirements are Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
Your doctor should be qualified enough to put a knife on you.
Types of Plastic Surgery
Is plastic surgery popular in Ghana? Yes. Day in day out, people are having surgery to enhance their body parts or cure an ailment.
There are reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. Reconstructive surgery involves congenital and cancer care burns surgeries, generally caused by traumatic injuries, burns, developmental abnormalities, and more.
Cosmetic surgeries are done for the enhancement of body parts.
Many women especially have concerns about their small breasts or buttocks, others want to remove excess fat from their tummy, and some even want to reduce the size of their breasts.
Whatever you want to do to enhance your body, some doctors can help you. Thank God for technology, right?
Which hospital Can you Visit for Surgery?
There are only 12 plastic surgeons in Ghana. Yes, and they can be found in Korle Bu teaching hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospitals, and some private hospitals.
Anyone who claims to be a plastic surgeon who is not in this 12 should not be trusted; you can visit such a person at your own risk, at least, make sure they have the license to practice.
All plastic surgeries have risks, even if you had your surgery at Korle Bu by one of the best doctors, you could develop a hematoma, there may be nerve damage, infections, organ damage, and even implant failure, but the good news is, these can easily be corrected if you do it at the right place.
If you get a job done with a quack doctor, and there are complications, you may not survive, or you will have to live with it. That is why you should always go to a hospital and get the job done by a professional.
How much plastic surgery costs in Ghana.
Depending on the medical facility the procedure is done, the kind of surgery to be performed, whether it requires general or local anesthesia, whether you will spend time on admission, and the complexity of the procedure, you can be charged from GHS 500 to GHS 40,000, and this is information by a reconstructive and plastic surgeon Dr. Kwame Darko ar Nyaho Hospital in Accra.
Plastic surgery is expensive, especially if you decide to do it outside Ghana. And it is worth it if you get the results you want. There is nothing more beautiful than the confidence you carry around.
If you suffered a burn or survived an acid attack and you want to work back your way to get your self-confidence back, reconstructive surgery is what you need. Maybe your breasts are too big or too small, and you don’t feel confident when you wear clothes, or your tummy is too big and doesn’t bring out your beautiful shape, then get a breast reduction surgery or liposuction.
When plastic surgery is mentioned, people think plastic is being inserted into the body. No, in case there is a need to enhance a body part, silicone is the material that is commonly used, other materials include saline, but that is not very common here in Ghana.
Do enough inquiries, make sure you have the best and accurate information, prepare your pockets, and get to business.
Talk to your doctor, discuss your options, ask about what will happen after the surgery, will you be on bed rest? Are there foods you need to avoid? How long would it take for you to heal properly? Will the surgery affect you more if you already have an underlying condition? You need to know all of these because this information is relevant to a healthy life after surgery.
There are many celebrities in Ghana who have undergone plastic surgeries, don’t be scared. There are risks involved, but you will know beforehand if you visit the best Hospitals and work with professionals. If you are thinking about it, don’t relent.