Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure which aims to remove an excess of localised fat. This operation can be carried out on women and on men.

WHO IS IT FOR?
  • You are hung up about You have lost a lot of weight and you have a drooping tummy (excess skin)localised fat excess like thighs, saddlebags, lower belly

To consider having liposuction in the best possible conditions, it is important that your weight be stable. In fact, variations in weight can alter the result of the surgery, as well as excess weight increases the risk of post-operative complications. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a solution for treating an excess of weight, but rather localised excess fat. It is also in this situation that the best aesthetic results can be obtained.
Of course, each situation should be discussed with your surgeon who will be best able to advise you.

SCARS POSITION

The scars are very small, measuring mere millimetres. Your surgeon tries to make your scars as hidden as possible. Your surgeon will advise you in order to ascertain what treatment is most appropriate in your case.

BEFORE SURGERY

The first consultation with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, talk about your personal situation and present your expectations. In order to complete your medical record, she will ask about your medical history, previous operations you may have had, and the list of medicines and allergies. A physical examination will be carried out with measurements and sometimes photos that will remain confidential and only used for your medical file. At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will make a diagnosis and tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain to you the contemplated surgical procedure, scar positions, the recovery time and the risks of complications.
After you have had time to think it over, a second consultation will be scheduled, in order to answer your questions, set a date for the surgery and obtain the compression garment.

INSURANCE

Liposuction is not covered by health insurance. A cost estimate will be forwarded to you after the first consultation.

TYPE OF ANAESTHESIA

Liposuction may be performed under local, or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery. A preoperative consultation with an anaesthesiologist will take place before surgery.

HOSPITALISATION

Liposuction does not usually require hospitalisation. A day at the clinic is sufficient.

POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD

When leaving the clinic, you will just have dressings which will be changed the following week for the first time at the practice. You are allowed to shower the day after you left the clinic. You will wear a compression garment that will hold the surgical area during 8 weeks.

CONVALESCENCE

Driving or making efforts after surgery is not recommended. Activity resumption varies depending on the extent of the surgery and type of activity (usually 10-15 days). It is necessary to wait 4-6 weeks before doing sports.

Coronavirus COVID-19
Following the recommendations of the Federal Council and the State Council, the office can welcome you while respecting the barrier gestures. Consultations and interventions under local anaesthesia in the practice will be maintained. Concerning the interventions in the clinic, a point is carried out each week in view of the evolution of the sanitary situation. In order to continue to treat you in the best conditions, we put the emphasis on the strict respect of the health instructions: -Respect of distances, washing of hands and wearing of the mask is mandatory. -Arrive on time for your appointment. In case of early arrival, please wait outside the office. -Only come with someone else when strictly necessary. In case of symptoms: fever, cough, loss of smell and taste, please keep us informed by calling 022 342 35 32 or contact@drthomet.com. More information is available at https://check.ofsp-coronavirus.ch/screening. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. We look forward to continuing to treat you as well as possible during this difficult time. Elia and Dr Céline Thomet
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