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Procedure FAQs

What is scarring? Will they be noticeable?

A result of any surgical procedure is scarring. Each and every time the skin is cut either by scalpel or laser a surgical scar is produced. The quality and appearance of scar vary widely with the individual’s healing process, the position of the scar on the body, and the degree of tension placed on the scar. The types of scars can be influenced by personal, familial and racial factors and cannot be controlled by the surgeon.

Will they be noticeable? – probably not. Your surgeon will make every effort to keep scars as minimal as possible and try to hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. For the majority of procedures, your scars will fade over time and become barely visible.

Will the cosmetic procedure or surgery hurt?

During a procedure anaesthesia ensures that you’re comfortable and feel no pain. If general anaesthesia is used, you’ll even sleep through the entire operation after surgery any pain of discomfort you may experience can usually be controlled through medication and will usually subside in a matter of days.

How soon can I return to work?

Again, this differs widely on the procedure that has been performed, but on average, most cosmetic surgery patients are back to work within 3 to 10 days.

Do I have to stay in the hospital overnight?

Yes. For most procedures you will need to stay in hospital. This ensures a smooth recovery and enables nursing staff to check you during the important post-operative period when most complications occur and make sure any pain or discomfort is minimised. Some procedures require more than one night stay.

What is the Recovery from Plastic Surgery Like? Will I be able to tolerate the pain post-operatively?

Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and we consider this. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimise discomfort. Most facial cosmetic operations have minimal discomfort post- operatively. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast enlargement have discomfort equal to that of a C-section.

When can I resume regular exercise?

The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and contact sports are allowed at 1 month in most cases.

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