Do you need to go into a clinic?
Yes, during 1 to 2 days.
What type of anesthesia is applied?
Do you have to use a bandage?
Yes, a facial mask.
General or epidural anesthesia is used for the thigh lifting, general anesthesia for the arms. The operating time is approximately 90 minutes, with hospitalization during 1 or 2 days. The patient will wear suction drains during the hospitalization. Regarding postoperative care, a compression garment has to be worn during 3 weeks. It is important to rest during the first 15 days, but not in bed, as it is essential for the early mobilization of the patient to not slow down blood circulation. Sutures are removed after 15 days.
It is important to highlight, that like any other surgery of large flaps, this procedure presents significant risks for patients who are heavy smokers. It is therefore necessary for smokers to rethink this habit during the weeks before and after the intervention, in order to be able to have the surgery.