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Am I a candidate for a plastic surgery?

You may be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you're healthy, have reasonable expectations, and know the risks of the procedure you're considering.

You may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you have serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease, or depression.


What happens during your consultation?

During the consultation, you will discuss your goals for your desired procedure. Tell your surgeon what bothers you, what you want to change and why. Also, you will talk about your current health condition, your medical history, any prescriptions or supplements you take, and whether you smoke and the implications of that. The surgeon will consider all details and will examine your body, in order to offer you multiple options. During your first consultation, your surgeon will inform you about risks and costs of each procedure.


Does insurance cover a plastic surgery?

Health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic surgeries that you choose to have without any medical reason. Therefore you should expect to fully cover the payment at the costs listed on our website. You can also ask your surgeon for a complete list of all the costs, including anesthesia and recovery, after care, and any required prescriptions.

Make sure that you are informed about your health insurance policies and ask if having a plastic surgery affects your coverage. Some insurance companies may raise your premiums after you had an aesthetic surgery. You may also want to consider getting a supplemental insurance policy that will cover any complications of an aesthetic surgery in case your initial plan won't cover that.


How to prepare for a plastic surgery?

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. Wear a button-down blouse or shirt that does not need to be pulled over your face. In addition, plan to have someone with you that can drive you home afterwards and stay with you the first 48 hours. If possible, you may consider hiring a nurse who can tend to you for the first 24 hours after you've arrived home.

 

What are the contra-indications before a surgery?

It is strongly recommended that 2 weeks before the surgery you should avoid consuming aliments that affect the blood pressure:

  • stop smoking
  • do not drink alcohol
  • do not take vitamin E
  • do not take Omega 3 (fish oil)
  • do not take aspiring (or any medicine that can thin out your blood)

These matters will influence the healing process and will ensure proper recovery.

 

How to set up a recovery area in your home?

Make sure that it includes ice bags to cool your swollen skin, gauze and clean towels and washcloths, ointments or creams as recommended by your doctor, supply of loose, comfortable shirts that button down and a thermometer.

Note: If you are a full-time worker, consider taking enough the time off work. After a plastic surgery procedure most people can return to work in 2-3 weeks.


How to facilitate the healing of your scars?

Our research team is continuously analyzing the highest quality products. Together with our doctors and anti-aging professionals we only choose top-of-the-line products from selected brands, to be able to offer you the high-end quality and treatments you require and deserve.

Therefore, we offer you an aftercare package provided by one of our most trustworthy partners which is facilitating our clients with products based on biological ingredients, which will boost your healing process leading to invisible scars.

Our aftercare package contains products that are made of Spirulin which moisturizes and protects the skin from wind, cold and sun-rays, being indicated for all skin types. The cream will be applied after cleaning the skin, in successive thin layers, 2-3 times a day. In addition, the package includes diet supplements like natural detoxifiers, omega 3 and 6 (oil capsules), and plant extracts of rosemary, black currant, raspberry. The combination of these supplements may differ according to your doctor’s recommendation.

 

What happens after the surgery?

You will experience bruising and swelling, which lasts about 2-3 weeks. Some people heal more quickly while others will heal more slowly. Even though you may not wish to go out in public during this time, you should start feeling well in the first several days after the surgery. Your surgeon will remove the bandages a few days after surgery. Make sure you keep up with all your follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can keep track on your healing progress. Therefore expect that your doctor will want to see you several times during the 2nd to the 3rd week period to check on your bruising and swelling and to remove stitches (if necessary).

 

How long will the results last in time?

The effects of your new look generally should last for 5-10 years. You will continue to age after the face-lift, but you may still look 5-10 years younger than you would have if you never had the face-lift. It is important to know that you will play a major part in the longevity of the results. The way you take care and maintain the results of the facelift will always influence the aspect of your skin. Therefore we recommend a variety of skin boosters and fillers are meant to improve your skin’s texture, elasticity, hydration and surface tone.    

 

Are there any potential complications after having a plastic surgery?

As with any surgery, there is the risk of complications, including infection. Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • You get a fever of 39 degrees or higher.
  • You have abnormal discharge, including pus, from any surgical wound.
  • You feel extreme pain, tenderness, swelling or reddening of the area.
  • The stitches come out before your due to have them removed.
  • What to expect during recovery

 

What if something goes wrong?

Our medical nurse, Ellen Sino, is always available on the emergency phone line (06-29010340). She has 25 years of experience in the emergency room at HMC Antoniushove and has trauma training certificate.

In case of serious complications, our clinic is closely located with one of the best hospitals in The Hague. The HMC Bronovo Hospital is only 9 min away from the clinic.

Just like Essential Aesthetics, HMC Bronovo strives to offer you high quality, personal care and support for your health condition. The specialists are available 24/7 for your treating you in case of an emergency. After the examination, you will receive the results within 24 hours. Have no worries, because HMC Bronovo also offers adequate empirical therapy and isolation measures in case of a patient admitted to a BRMO or MRSA by the GP.