Questions Surgeries in Tunisia
Cosmetic surgery is a surgery in its own right. It meets the general rules of other surgeries and must take place in an optimal framework of safety and comfort. However, unlike other interventions, cosmetic surgery is a voluntary intervention, which will allow the patient to be better prepared thanks to a series of analyzes that will inform us of his state of health and allow us to provide recommendations. necessary, and possibly recommend medical treatment to better prepare the body. The patient will have to fill out several forms and submit to medical analyzes upon arrival in Tunisia:
The medical history: Essential to prevent any type of complications that could endanger the intervention and its result .
Laboratory analyses: Can be done in Tunisia or in your country before the operation. They are used to evaluate your Hematology, Glycemia, check the state of your coagulation (PT and PTT), and others.
Depending on your age, gender and medical history, you will be asked for various additional tests such as: X-rays , Mammograms, Ecographies, Cardiovascular evaluation. Some drugs will be contraindicated for their "weakening" effects of coagulation, these are (Aspirin and similar, Anticoagulants, Omega 3 Oil, Cholesterol Reducers, Vitamin E, Etc...)
It must have all the technical and human means necessary to guarantee the total safety of the patient during the intervention. During each intervention must be present:
The surgeon, assisted by one or two other surgeons according to the requirements of each case.
Depending on the type of anesthesia, the anesthesiologist must be present, assisted by a nurse (e) or an assistant.
A nurse instrumentalist as well as a nurse assistant.
A team of nurses present in the recovery and hospitalization room.
For many patients, anesthesia is often synonymous with anxiety. However, anesthesia is increasingly safe, and cases of overdose are extremely rare thanks to the control of the doses of drugs administered, each time reduced and adapted to each case. In addition, current technology allows, thanks to highly sophisticated equipment, close and precise control of the behavior of the body and of all the vital organs. Today, good control of anesthesia and the various surgical techniques make it possible to carry out several interventions at the same time on a patient who is psychologically well prepared and in good health. For cosmetic surgery, different modes of anesthesia can be used. The most common are:
Local anesthesia: An anesthetic agent is applied using a injection in the zone which one wishes to desensitize. The patient remains conscious throughout the surgery. Anesthesia is applied by the operating surgeon. If the patient is very nervous or anxious, additional sedation is applied so that he is calmer, totally relaxed and does not react to the first incisions.
Local anesthesia and sedation: This mode of anesthesia allows the patient to be totally insensitive and feel no discomfort during the procedure, since he is in a state of total drowsiness, relaxation and insensitivity to pain. However, he will be able to respond and obey the surgeon's indications, such as turning his head.
General anesthesia: It is recommended for long and complex surgeries. During general anesthesia, the patient is completely asleep and does not feel any discomfort.
Epidural anesthesia: This technique aims to produce a sensory blockade that will prevent to feel the pain. In addition, it is common for the surgeon to add a sedative that causes drowsiness and relaxes the patient.
The patient will receive clear instructions for carrying out his post-operative care. For better recovery, it is advisable:
Rest: Depending on the type of procedure performed, your surgeon will recommend rest necessary. However, it is generally recommended for any operation a permanent or relative rest of a few days during which it will be impossible to practice activities that require major effort. Exposure to the sun is often discouraged during the month following the operation.
Drugs: premises, disinfectants, the use of ice to treat inflammation and pain can be prescribed.
Food: In some cases it is recommended not to consume food which require a significant chewing effort (facial surgery) or difficult to digest (abdominal surgery).
Drainages: In order to facilitate the circulation of fluids which could accumulate, some procedures require post-operative massage or "drainage".
Bandages or panties: Many procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction require a penty or a bandage in order to be able to exert moderate pressure on the “emptied” or “detached” areas to keep the spaces “closed”.
No smoking: The importance of this recommendation is due in particular to the effects harmful effects of cigarette toxins on the microcirculation, greatly slowing down the recovery and healing process.
Any surgery involves a certain percentage of general risks such as: hematoma, infection, and delayed healing. The patient must be informed of these complications to better react to their possible occurrence. However, if all the precautions are taken, and in view of the experience and professionalism of the surgeons, if a complication were to arise, it would be overwhelmingly "light" and easily and quickly resolvable.
The evolution of operating techniques has made it possible to considerably minimize the visibility of scars making them in their majority almost undetectable. However, to date, it is impossible to perform cosmetic surgery without visible scars, with the exception of rhinoplasty (nose surgery) where the scars are completely invisible since they are located inside the nose. scars will disappear after a while, such as scars from liposuction, for example. Measuring only a few millimeters, they become, in principle, almost non-existent after 6 months. For blepharoplasty (eyelid operation), the skin being very thin, healing is generally impeccable. The scar at this level of the face disappears quickly especially since it is located in the palpebral fold. On the other hand, following a breast reduction, the visibility of the scars lasts longer (several months). The final result of the intervention is generally obtained after three to six months.
Is it possible to perform more than one operation at a time?
Depending on each patient and the type of operation, the surgeon will determine the possibility of combining or not certain operations. Some procedures can be combined safely when performed on healthy patients, such as: Rhinoplasty combined with liposuction, and breast augmentation. The combinations are innumerable, the most important being guarantee the total safety of the patient and take no risks.
What are the risks I run by having surgery in Tunisia?
Medical risks:Our doctors are at the forefront of knowledge in their specialty and use the latest techniques and medical instruments used in Europe. All the products they use (dental products, implants, rings, etc.) are imported from Europe and therefore comply with the CE standard. The medical risks that you incur by being operated on in Tunisia are therefore related to the risks that you incur during any surgical procedure and are simply the same as those incurred when undergoing surgery in a European country.
Postoperative follow-up and medical duty:Medical liability and the Hippocratic oath constitute the moral guarantee of medical duty and rigorous postoperative follow-up in all circumstances, whether complications exist or not. But your surgeon in Tunisia also has a legal responsibility before the Tunisian courts. In addition, a mailbox has been set up firstname.lastname@example.org to allow you to communicate almost instantly with your doctor and your advisor, to answer all your concerns and to follow you step by step after your intervention. The clinic also offers you important guarantees.