Minimum Requirements before Plastic Surgery
The plastic surgeon will walk the patient through the entire preparation process. It’s important to choose the expert and professional plastic surgeon if the patient is not aware of the process of plastic surgery. Before the patient go under the knife, specifically for cosmetic surgery, he/she should make sure that he/she is physical fit, emotionally strong and mentally prepared to face the surgery. The surgeon needs to take several tests before doing the surgery process.
Preparation for Liposuction Surgery
There are some preparation and precautions that the surgeon will suggest to follow before the procedure.
- The consumption of birth control pills will be prohibited which will reduce the risk of having blood clots on the legs post surgery.
- Aspirin, ibuprofen, and any other anti-inflammatory medications will also be prohibited 7-10 days before the surgery.
- Some vitamins i.e. vitamin E and some herbs may also work as contributory factors to bleeding hence you would be suggested to stop it all.
- Smokers would be asked to quit smoking as it may result in chest infections after being exposed to anesthesia.
- And after midnight before the surgery, no eating or drinking of any fluid will be prohibited.
After the patient lands at the facility, the plastic surgeon will draw lines on the site for surgery. After this, general anesthesia will be applied and the surgery will be performed. The doctor may instruct for some assistance - any friend or family member of the patient to ride home as the patient wouldn’t be in a position to drive.
Process of Plastic Surgery
The complete process of plastic surgery include following steps:
- Anesthesia: General anesthesia, intravenous or local anesthesias are the types of drugs that are generally administered to make the patient comfortable.
- Incision: Once the patient is ready, one or more small incisions will be made in the target sits of the body parts.
- Drugs Injection: For tumescent, wet, or super-wet liposuction, the surgeon will inject a sterile medication to discard the fat and to prohibit excess trauma and bleeding. The patient may also be applied an IV line as a precaution to counter excessive fluid loss.
- Fat Removal: The physician will insert a cannula (hollow tube) and a suction tool to draw the desired volume of subcutaneous fat. The period of the procedure may vary depending on the quantity of fat being extracted.
- Recovery: The doctor stitches to cease the injuries and the patient will be advised to avoid any stressful physical activity or exercises for some weeks. The patient may feel bruises or swelling also.