Q1 : Will I be awake during surgery?
A1 : You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q2 : How long do I need to stay in the hospital?
A2 : You will be admitted for 1-2 nights only but will be asked to return for follow up 7-10 days after surgery.
Q3 : How long is the recovery period?
A3 : Most of the swelling and bruising present after surgery will abate over 2 weeks. Healing will gradually occur and full scar maturation is expected to be complete by 6-12 months.
Q4 : What are the risks?
A4 : The risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury, asymmetrical chest contour, loose skin, unfavorable scarring, and the need for revision surgery.
Q5 : How should I prepare for surgery?
A5 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.