Before Surgery – 8 Important Questions to Ask
- Are you an adult?
The most common organs to be removed in plastic surgery are the breasts, the abdominal wall and the thigh. Children and men are not recommended for plastic surgery at a minimum because they are too immature to understand the factsures undergone to achieve a natural looking appearance and might suffer complications as well.
- Are you medically qualified?
To surgery or to undergo any medical procedure, you need to be medically qualified. This is because you need to see a doctor who can assess your health and other conditions to decide on the right treatment. The doctor would also state what would be involved if you were to undergo the surgery without being medically qualified.
- Do you have experience doing the type of surgery you are about to undergo?
Even though the risks of a particular surgery may be low, you still need to be aware of them. In fact, you may be performing the surgery for the first time after years of not having done it. Therefore, you must ensure that you are skilled enough to execute the role of a patient before you get a plastic surgery.
- What are the different types of plastic surgery you are recommend?
You need to know what type of plastic surgery is being suggested for you. For example, there is breast augmentation, which enhances ones breast; tummy tuck which removes extra skin and fat from the tummy area; and the liposuction which removes excess fat from the face. You may need to undergo a number of different procedures which depend on your overall needs.
- Are all sorts of drugs required before, during and after the surgery?
Before the surgery, you need to take a number of different drugs which are known to decrease the risk of bleeding during the surgery, for the period of the recovery, as well as to hasten the recovery process. After the surgery, you may need to take different drugs to prevent infections. Depending on the type of surgery, a doctor may prescribe antibiotics, steroids and anesthetics, usually for short periods of time. Sometimes, however, a doctor may recommend you to take blood thinners and appetite suppressants; these drugs are known to help in decreasing one’s intake of blood.
- Will I have to stay in hospital for the procedure?
No. Generally speaking, only a short period of hospitalizing is required. Upon discharge from the hospital, you will be prescribed with antibiotics for a few days. After you are well, you will be released within a few days as a result of your hospital stay. Generally speaking, your plastic surgeon will advise you to refrain from strenuous activities, which can result in swelling, infections and pain for a few days.
- How long is the recovery period?
More than 99% of the patients undergo a recovery period of around seven to ten weeks. Of course this is with proper care and treatment. Just as with any other type of surgical procedure, it is always recommended that you receive the most appropriate treatment during the period of recovery.
- What is the risk of complications?
As stated earlier, the risks involved include the risk of bleeding, blood clots, infection and the risk of permanent swelling and scarring. Every surgery comes with its own risks and in this procedure, the risks of death, collapses and nerve damage are among the most serious risks that can happen. This along with the pain is the primary reason why most people insist that only doctors carry out this surgery.
- What will happen if I miss a few days of work?
Your surgery will greatly reduce your workload. As such it is recommended that you stay home three to five days following your surgery. Your primary job is to rest for however much time as your doctor allows.
- Does the surgery hurt?
Some people have pain but others don’t feel anything except a slight pressure. You will determine if there is any pain by your surgeon, doctor and massage therapist.
Don’t expect to feel anything for the first few days after the surgery as your body tends to heal over these nine days period.
Gentle stretch after the surgery
One of the most important things you need to do after the surgery is to stretch. Very soon after you will be given a physiotherapy treatment, which consists of Revisit to enlist the*, recognizes and devotedly follow a simple stretch treatment plan above and beyond the effects of the surgery.
Exercises you need to know
Performing basic decompression exercises are essential to recovering successfully. It can only be realized when you have undergone an internal decompression procedure.
Sit upright with you legs extended. Then preferably you should both sit on a chair, to avoid placing your legs on the floor. Place your hands at your side and then imagine that the palms are also placed at the feet. Now simply lift you legs upwards, keeping your torso also in motion.