Frequently Asked Questions
The team at ICCM is dedicated to patient care and satisfaction, and love to provide you with all the information you need. Browse through some of the most frequently asked questions regarding cosmetic medicine below.
As with any major surgery, liposculpture carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anaesthesia. Possible complications specific to liposuction include:
- Contour irregularities
- Fluid accumulation
- Fat embolism
- Kidney and heart problems
The risk of complications increases if the surgeon is working on larger surfaces of your body or doing multiple procedures during the same operation. Talk to your surgeon about how these risks apply to you.
After receiving a liposculpture procedure, one’s new body’s shape is considered permanent. If a patient does gain weight after the procedure, then the figure will simply be a larger version of the new body shape.
Although thousands of people undergo neck lifts each year and experience no major complications, all surgical procedures do carry some degree of risk. It is important you are well informed of these risks when considering a neck lift.
The discussion of potential risks and complications is one of the most important aspects of patient consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss these potential complications with you, listen to your safety questions, and offer recommendations on how to minimise your chance of risk.
You will be issued pre-operative instructions immediately after you make your decision to proceed with surgery. It is important to read and understand these instructions when preparing for your surgery in order to ensure the best possible results.
The instructions may include:
- Refraining from smoking for several weeks before and after surgery
- Avoiding certain medications
- Arranging for help following surgery, such as transport and in-home care for the first 24 hours
Oral sedation, local anaesthesia, inhalation anaesthesia as well as twilight (intravenous) sedation may be used to eliminate any pain or discomfort during the neck lift procedure.
Patients have the opportunity to discuss their anaesthetic options with the doctor prior to the surgery.
Side effects are minor and usually heal within a few days. These may include:
- Scab formation
Possible complications from the procedure may include:
- Scarring (in less than 5%)
- Lightening of the skin
The procedure is safe, but infection is the biggest risk with ear lobe repair. We advise our patients to keep a close eye on the treated area during the healing phase, to keep it clean and notify us immediately if there are any signs of infection.
Many patients seek the Fraxel Restore treatment to correct sun-damaged, pigmented and aged skin. Clinical studies recommend a course of five treatments to achieve desired results. These treatments can be performed four to eight weeks apart.