Surgery Intervention

Process Before A Plastic Surgery Intervention

When we are faced with something new, it is common to feel fear or insecurity because we do not know what to expect. But that is not the case with our patients. On this page, we explain how our working method is because the comfort and tranquillity of the patient is our priority, and communication, the basis of our work philosophy.

1st Visit

The first consultation is an important moment in which the bases of the doctor-patient relationship are established.

Many times you bring a clear idea of ​​what you are looking for, for example, breast augmentation or rhinoplasty. At other times, you want to improve your image in some way, but you don’t know exactly what treatment or surgery might be right for you. For example, restore vitality and joy to your look, get more definition in the neck or have a more marked waist. In any case, the doctor will listen to you, evaluate and advise you on the best alternatives for you.

After this first assessment and medical history, the doctor makes a diagnosis and will propose a personalized treatment plan. At this point, he will explain the procedure, his technique of performance and all the details about the recovery.

2nd Visit

In the second consultation is when all those doubts that arose when arriving home after the first visit are resolved. We always recommend bringing them down so they are not forgotten and can be clarified at this time.

On this day, the preoperative tests that the doctor has deemed appropriate to request are also evaluated, including the pre-anaesthetic study.

Also, at this time, we will give you the informed consents so that you can read them calmly and have the opportunity to ask the doctor any questions before signing them.

Before ending this visit, a series of photographs will be taken that we will use later to show you the change achieved.

Anesthesia

Depending on the proposed surgery, you will be informed of the most recommended type of anaesthesia. There are procedures that are performed exclusively with local anaesthesia, others that we perform with local anaesthesia and sedation, and finally, the more complex surgeries that are performed with general anaesthesia.

Depending on each case, we will inform you of the most appropriate anaesthesia method for you and also if the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, that is, going home the same day as the intervention, or if you need one night’s admission.

Intervention

The day of the intervention is a time when it is usual and normal for you to be nervous. The days before your surgery, we will have given you a folder with all the necessary documents and recommendations for that date.

It is important to wear comfortable clothes and leave all metal objects such as earrings or bracelets at home, which you cannot take to the operating room and which will be easier for you not to lose.

The hygiene of that morning should be done in the usual way, but you should avoid the use of any type of creams, oils, makeup or enamels.

When the intervention is finished, the doctor will go out to inform your relatives and explain the guidelines and care to follow.

Postoperative

In surgeries that require overnight admission to the hospital, a family member may accompany the patient, and you will enjoy a private room.

When the intervention is performed on an outpatient basis, and you go home the same day as the surgery, there should always be an adult companion with the patient who is in charge of taking you home. Remember that you will not be able to drive the day of the surgery, so the companion must be able to take you back in case of coming with a private vehicle.

At the time of discharge, a folder with all explanatory documents, medical prescriptions and postoperative advice will be delivered again.

Tracing

Depending on the type of surgery, a regimen of visits and postoperative cures are established. During the first days or weeks, these visits will be more frequent, and later we will space them out.

At the end of the first year of follow-up, a final visit will be made in which, in a personalized way, we will give you the most appropriate guidelines to maintain the results achieved.

Patients with breast implants will also have a dossier of recommendations for the care and monitoring of their prostheses at this last consultation.…