During your consultation you will meet the surgeon who will perform your surgery. The consultation will start with you expressing your desired result of the surgery.
Your surgeon will then perform a medical examination to assess whether you are medically fit and a suitable candidate for this procedure.
During the consultation, the surgeon explains the entire procedure and determines the quantity of fat that can be harvested. The surgeon will also be able to give you an idea of the expected final result.
Your surgery will be performed under intravenous sleep sedation. This stops you from feeling pain and puts you under a state of unconsciousness. Your anaesthetist will insert a needle into your arm through which the medication will be injected. It takes about 10 seconds to take effect. Once asleep the surgeon will make a few tiny incisions (3 mm) in the area agreed upon during the consultation.
With the aid of a thin cannula, the surgeon will aspirate fatty tissue until achieving the desired result. The incisions will be closed with single dissoluble suture, or first left open to heal. After that, a tight compression garment is applied to the operated area. The anaesthetist will start the wake-up process and you will be brought back to the recovery area where you will be closely monitored.
After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area where you will be closely monitored by our medical staff. If the surgery took place under general anaesthesia or intravenous sleep sedation, your bodily functions will routinely be monitored whilst you start to awake.
Once you are fully conscious, you will be taken to your room where you can continue resting until you feel fit to go home.
Some surgeries require patients to stay overnight.
Aftercare & Recovery
For optimal healing and aesthetic outcome, it is important to strictly follow your surgeon’s post-operative guidelines. These guidelines may vary from patient to patient.
All stitches are dissoluble so you don't need to visit your family doctor or a nurse to remove them.
We are there to support you day and night. Our doctors and staff will advise and assist you until you are fully recovered.
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