Questions about surgery

1Is plastic surgery safe?
Any surgery operation presents a risk, whatever the specialty in which it is performed. All precautions must be taken in order to minimize risks and maximise the results.
2What is a general anaesthesia?
A general anesthesia is a reversible medical procedure using anaesthetic drugs given by intravenous or to be inhaled. With this procedure, the patient will feel a temporary loss of consciousness and pain.
3What is a local anaesthetic?
Local anaesthesia -or locoregional anaesthesia- temporarily prevents the feeling of pain in a circumscribed area, meanwhile the patient is still awake and conscious.
4 What rules should be followed before a cosmetic surgery operation?
A consultation with the anaesthetist must be conducted imperatively at the clinic at the latest 48 hours before the surgery is conducted. The anaesthetist will conduct an examination of the patient and will eventually ask for complementary tests. It is preferably to quit smoking a month before the surgery operation, and to not to take aspirin medicine or arnica. The medical prescriptions advised by the surgeon must be scrupulously followed.
5What is the duration of the hospitalisation?
The duration of hospitalisation varies from one day with an ambulatory care, to a couple of days, depending on the operation and the recovery of each patient as well as on the complexity of the post-procedure care.
6After receiving the quotation for a cosmetic surgery, what is the withdrawal period?
The withdrawal period after receiving the quotation from the surgeon is of 15 days minimum, period during which the patient can ask any question concerning the operation to the surgeon.
7After an operation, how long does it usually take to get back to a social life?
A week minimum is required before getting back to a normal social life after surgery. This period is of course depending on the nature of the operation performed, of the remaining bruises or hematomas, and the patient ability to recover. The surgeon will specify this requested period of rest in order for the patient to organise its life accordingly.


1Is a medical aesthetic procedure painful?
Injections of agents, such as botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid, are usually painless to very not painful as new textures are now being used as well as adapted technique.
2Can anaesthesia be used for a medical aesthetic procedure?
A minor local anesthesia of the inlet area of the cannula is an option.
3How many treatment sessions are necessary for an aesthetic medical procedure?
The number of sessions depends on the area to be treated, the necessary process and agents, and the specific needs and requirement the patient.
4Is there an ideal age to start medical aesthetic treatments?
There is no age for aesthetic medicine. From the enlightenment of a young but tired skin, to treatments made to a skin baring the excess of time, the techniques are present and adapt themselves to the desires, goals and needs of every patient regardless of their age.
5How long will I be out of a social life after a medical aesthetic treatment?
The patient can get back to its social life as soon as she/he leaves the surgeon’s office. Potential bruises and redness following the treatment can be concealed with cosmetics after a 24 hours period.

Overall questions

1What is a quotation for cosmetic surgery made of?
Quote cosmetic surgery includes clinic fees, anesthesiologist fees and the fees of the plastic surgeon you choose. So the price of cosmetic surgery varies depending on the nature of the intervention, the clinic where the patient is operated and the duration of hospitalization required for correct recovery.
2How can I be reassured the procedure is safe?
A qualified plastic surgeon has acquired over the course of long medicine and surgical studies and training, a profound knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy. Therefore is completely and fully qualified to perform surgery acts and injections processes. In such, a qualified plastic surgeon is the sole capable of taking the right decision and making the required move if any problem should occur.

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