All you need to know
Before your operation
If an operative date is planned, a pre-operative file will be given to you. It includes: the location of the anesthesiologist whom you will see 15 days before your intervention, an order for a blood test, and two prescriptions for pre- and post-operative medications. The billing summary, the informed consent, and the SOFCPRE information sheet must be signed before the procedure.
When to make an appointment with the anaesthetist ?
The day of the operation
You will then be placed in a private preparation room. If you have not taken a shower before coming, you will have a chance to take one, and then you will be accompanied to the operating room.
After the operation, a nurse will watch over you until you leave. I will see you again in the surgical center either the night of your operation or the morning after in order to evaluate the surgical results as well as give you your post-operative instructions.
Upon returning home, make sure to rest! Avoid all stress or unnecessary effort, and all physical activity. Take the post-operative treatment that you were prescribed and follow the instructions given to you.
Common Post-Operative Instructions:
– Rhinoplasty: Make sure to complete your nasal rinses and do not wet your dressings
– Face/Neck Lifts: Shampoo your hair the next day and wash your scars daily with soap and water before putting on antiseptic and scar cream.
– Blethroplasty: Make sure to use your eyewash solution and do not put on make up until day 8
– Abdomen/Brest: Dressings should be changed daily by you or a nurse. Don’t forget to wear your abdominal binder or bra
– Liposuction: You can take off your underwear in order to take a shower, but they must be replaced after washing
– Other Interventions: Intimate surgery (labiaplasty), otoplasty, reconstructive surgery
After your intervention, two sessions of LED will be offered to you. They help to improve and hasten scar formation (up to 40% improvement).
If you are feeling well in general in the first few days, it will be necessary nevertheless to wait a while longer for the edema to go away and for your sensation to return. These are the small, yet normal inconveniences which you will notice in the first few weeks.
Don’t hesitate to contacts us, because we are all here to listen and to accompany you throughout your journey and to help you attain the best results possible.
Questions to ask a plastic surgeon :
You will achieve optimal results if you communicate openly with your surgeon and set realistic goals.
A clear understanding of your goals, expectations and motivation is essential for a successful partnership between you and your surgeon.
Together you will determine whether plastic surgery is the right choice for you. During your consultation, feel free to ask the surgeon the following questions :
- Are you board certified ?
- Are you accredited by the High Authority of Health HAS?
- What professional organisations are you a member of?
- Are you a member of the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery S.O.F.C.P.R.E?
- Have you been trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
- How many years of plastic surgery training have you completed and what are your qualifications?
- What is your experience in performing this operation and how many such procedures have you performed?
- What should I do or not do before having surgery?
- What are the different types of anaesthesia I will be able to have?
- Where will the operation take place?
- What is the duration of the operation and that of the hospitalization?
- What will be the post-operative course, the recovery period and the type of pain generated?
- What will be the duration of immobilization?
- What are the possible risks, side effects and complications associated with the procedure?
- What are the follow up steps at the clinic if there are any problems, or if I feel my recovery is becoming more complicated?
- How are complications treated?
- What are the options if I am not happy with the outcome of my surgery?
- What is the healing time?
- Do you have “before and after” photos for each procedure?
- What real benefit can I get after surgery?
- Will I need to take time off work?
- If so, for how long?
- When will I get final results?
- What is the total cost of the procedure?