Frequently Asked Questions
Below please find Frequently Asked Questions regarding plastic surgery in our clinic
What type of anestetic is used during surgery?
We use general anaestetic or or spine one, it depends on what area are liposucted and how much it is to do.
What type of antibiotics are administered after surgery?
Usually the patients get Keflex and Clexane after the surgery.
Do patients leave the facility with a supply of antibiotics to prevent further infection?
Yes the patients get medicaments in the day of the departure (e.g. Keflex)
If the operation goes wrong, does the clinic take responsibility for organising any corrective surgery required?
Please remember that before (during the consultation) and after the surgery (at the day of your departure) our doctors will provide you with all information needed and will tell you all about behaviour after the surgery. You will get an "instruction" how to behave. So, you will know what ailments are temporary and normal and what ailments should be disturbing. If you have any serious discomfort after the surgery and you feel a need of coming back to our clinic, then you have the right to an after-check-up visit in our clinic - the visit is free of charge. Furthermore the clinic refunds costs connected with accommodation and medical treatment needed, providing that the problems were caused by the clinic. To explain it better I will give an example: Before you leave the clinic you are provided with detailed description of the treatment as well as with the post-operation instructions. If you stick to those instructions and problems occur then the clinic refunds the costs. In other cases (e.g you came to the disco short time after the surgery) the costs have to be covered by you. It is very important to follow the post-operation instructions in 100%! Moreover, our staff will stay in touch with you (as you wish: e-mail or phone) for a few weeks after the surgery.
What are the recommendations after the liposuction surgery?
You will be fitted with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for the next 6 weeks:
- during the first week - non-stop, day and night;
- after 7 days you can take off the compression garment, bandages and plasters, take a shower, wash the garment and wear it for the next, ie. second week;
- after 2 weeks of constant wearing of the compression garment, you can take off it once a day just to take a shower - and do it so in the 3rd and 4th week following the operation;
- in the 5th and 6th week you can wear the compression garment just during the night.
After 10 days from the operation day, during the next 6 weeks massage the treated areas once a day for 1h.
Fraxiparyna - once a day (4 doses).
Keflex - 2 x 1 tabl. (for the next 6 days).
Wit. C - 3 x 1 tabl. for the next 2 weeks.
The first 6 months after the operation: sauna, solarium, sunbathing - forbidden.
How long do I need to stay in the clinic afterwards in the case of liposuction?
After the surgery you should stay for 1-2 days in the clinic. Then you can come back home.
Do you take out the stitches or do I need to get my own doctor to do that?
After liposuction there are no stitches. But after for example tummy tuck or breast enlargement of course we take off stitches from 7-12 days after the surgery (in our clinic it is free of charge). But most of our patients do this in their country during the visit in GP to avoid bearing costs connected with flying back to the clinic.
Are they dissolvable stitches or glue, as i am not sure how my GP will feel about removing any stitches?
We use Johnson&Johnson stiches. Internal stiches are dissolvable, external have to be removed after some time, for example by your GP. Everything is explaind to you before you live the clinic and additionally you are provided with very detaild post-operation instructions in English.
What insurance do they give if the surgery is not a success?
Of course the clinic and the doctors have very wide and expansive insurance, but I think you are asking about guarantee rather than insurance. If surgery fails, which is very unlikely, the clinic covers all costs connected with returning to the clinic and correcting surgery - all this providing that the problem was caused by the clinic (for example if you do not follow post-op instruction then of course clinic do not take the reposnsibility for it).
How are you expected to be paid? If possible I do not want to take cash with me. Would prefer a transfer from bank account or other method of payment.
First, to do a preliminary surgery booking you have to pay 250 euro deposit in advance to clinic bank account (wire transfer). Then there are two options: a) a few days before your arrival to the clinic you do another wire transfer to the clinic account and pay the rest (surgery price, blood count and accommodation minus 250 euro payed in advance). The transfer must be made early enough to come to the clinic account before the surgery! b) second option is to pay with a credit card in the clinic (for example VISA card).
How can I pay in the clinic?
There are three options: cash, plastic card/credit card or partly in cash and partly by plastic/credit card.
Would you advice me to take travel insurance?
Yes, we always recommend taking travel insurance. But remember that a usual travel insurance will help you if you for example break the leg on the airport but probably do not cover problems after the surgery taken abroad - you have to consult it with your insurance broker.
If you think of liposuction surgery abroad – consider Poland. Call us 0048 603 77 99 39 or contact us. We will present you our offer and prepare free surgeon's consultation.
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