When you think of cosmetic surgery, you often think about big hospitals, and how long you will have to spend in the hospital recovering from your surgery. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery doesn’t have to be quite so daunting. Some clinics, including Centre for Surgery, are outpatient surgeries specialising in procedures like rhinoplasty.
What is an outpatient surgery?
An outpatient surgery means you will be able to return home the same day as your procedure. You will be able to return home as soon as the effects of the anaesthetic you were administered have worn off. You won’t have to worry about bringing an overnight bag with you, as you won’t have to stay in the hospital.
But are there actual benefits to outpatient cosmetic surgery?
Quicker recovery time
Rather than recovering in a hospital bed, you will be able to recover in a comfortable, familiar environment – your home. Many people are understandably nervous or uncomfortable in a hospital environment. Staying in a hospital bed can often be uncomfortable and be difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Rest is an important part of your recovery period, so being able to get quality sleep will help to make your recovery time quicker.
Less risk of infection
Staying in a hospital overnight is often associated with the one thought – a higher risk of infection. Fortunately, attending an outpatient clinic means you can lower the risk of infection occurring. This increases as a result of the surgical techniques Centre for Surgery has developed.
At Centre for Surgery, you won’t be given a general anaesthetic that you would at other hospitals or clinics. Instead, you will be administered TIVA anaesthetic. You will be asleep throughout the whole procedure and will be unable to hear, feel or see anything. This does not rely on the use of any breathing machines or tubes – eliminating the risk of damage to your throat and lungs. Muscle relaxants are not used, meaning there is no change of anaesthetic awareness occurring. You will wake up quicker after surgery and will experience a heightened sense of wellness.
Centre for Surgery also uses the ClearField™ technique in the breast augmentation and abdominoplasty procedures. This technique ensures the surgical area remains dry and blood-free. This not only helps to reduce the risk of complications during and after the procedure, but it also ensures there is less pain for the patient, less risk of bleeding after the procedure and a lower risk of infection.
We all like to keep costs low, and an outpatient cosmetic surgery does just that. You don’t have to worry about paying for a hospital bed, where you could potentially need to stay for numerous nights. Instead of paying hospital fees, you can save your money and spend it elsewhere.
Individual, personalised service
When you stay overnight at a hospital, you will generally be seen by a range of nurses and doctors. However, in an outpatient surgery, you will know exactly who you are going to see. The surgeon who will be performing your operation will be the same person who you had an initial consultation with. You will also be able to see the same surgeon throughout your recovery period – you won’t just be forgotten as soon as your procedure is complete. Your procedure will include 12 months of aftercare where you will be able to book follow up appointments with your surgeon or nurse, who will be able to address any of your concerns and questions.
Are you interested in surgery at Centre for Surgery’s outpatient clinic? Contact us today to find out more about our range of surgeries, or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.