Normally, they need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines other than those that doctor allows two weeks before the schedule. However, patients of Tummy Tuck surgery need to stop smoking immediately. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist. Also, in some cases, patients must be free from upper respiratory problems.
There are some more conditions for specific surgeries. For example, to undergo Double Eyelid and Lower Blepharoplasty, eyes, lids and lashes must be free from infection. For Facelift, the skin must be free from acne and infection. For Liposuction and Tummy Tuck, muscle-toning exercises and a proper diet will contribute to better results of the surgery
2.Will patients be put to sleep during surgeries?
It depends on the surgery each patient undergoes. In some surgeries, such as Double Eyelid Surgery, Lower Blepharoplasty, Nose Implant, anesthesia with sedation will be used to eliminate pain but patients will not be put to sleep. However, in other surgeries that affects larger areas, patients will be asleep during the surgeries. Such surgeries include Nose Reshaping, Cheekbone Reduction, Breast Enlargement, Buttocks Augmentation, Facelift, Liposuction.
3.How long will it take for the surgeries?
It takes around 1-2 hours for Double Eyelid Surgery, Lower Blepharoplasty and for each area of Facelift while others can take several more hours depending on the concerned areas.
4.What are risks of surgeries?
It is necessary to know the risks and potential of the surgeries. Common risks of surgeries include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury with weakness and numbness, asymmetry, unfavorable scarring, and need for revision surgery.
In specific surgeries, there may be eversion of the lids, tear duct injury, implant displacement, contractures or keloid at incision site, contracture around the implant, correctable hair loss, skin contour irregularities, sagging of skin. Thus, patients need to consult and discuss with the doctors and make sure to understand about all the risks in their cases.