1How do we choose your surgeon?
Our selection is based on the surgeon’s competence, ethics, professionalism and experience. All our surgeons are highly experienced and are enrolled in the national council of physicians. Although we are close collaborative partners with our surgeons, we never act on their behalf.
2Does breast surgery increase the risk of breast cancer?
No, breast surgery never increases the risk of breast cancer. It is, nonetheless, essential to undertake imaging tests of the breasts (mammography, echography, etc.) prior to any cosmetic surgery. These tests will serve as a reference for future check-ups.
3Will I be able to breastfeed after breast surgery?
Yes, the surgeon leaves the mammary ducts in place. Breastfeeding is therefore possible.
4Can I use another person’s fat for my lipofilling?
No, when you attempt to transplant another person’s fat in your body, in most cases your immune system will recognize the new fat as foreign and try to reject it, causing illness and injury.
5Who will remove my stitches?
Stitches are generally made up of absorbable, dissolvable material. However, if the removal of stiches is necessary, a nurse will conduct the procedure.
6How long will it take to recover?
The recovery period depends on the intervention. We reassure you that your surgeon will be communicating all the intricate details pertaining to your surgery.
7Should I fast prior to the surgery?
If your procedure requires surgery, you should not drink or eat for a minimum of 8 hours prior to the surgery.
8Should I fast prior to blood tests?
Yes, you should not drink or eat for a minimum of 12 hours prior to blood tests.
9Is it necessary for me to quit smoking one month prior to the surgery?
To experience the maximum results, we recommend all our patients refrain from smoking for 1 month before the surgery.
10Must I refrain from smoking after the surgery?
To see the best results, we recommend that all patients do not smoke for the duration of the recovery process. Tabaco limits blood circulation and can increase the risk of inflammation, infections and necrosis.
11Should I do lymphatic drainage sessions after my surgery?
It is recommended to start lymphatic drainage sessions one week after the surgery. Generally speaking, 3 sessions per week for a period of 3 to 4 weeks are enough.
12Should I retake my breast imaging tests (mammography and breast echography) if they are older than 6 months?
Yes, breast imaging tests, taken within the previous 6 months are required.
13Do fat cells reappear after a liposuction?
No, fat cells that were removed through liposuction do not reappear even in case of weight gain.
14Are there any recommendations to follow prior to surgery?
We recommend that you stop smoking and refrain from consuming certain medications; a list will be communicated to you by your surgeon. When necessary, certain medical examinations must be performed prior to surgery (blood tests, mammography, etc.) these requirements will be recommended to you by your medical professional. You will be required to fast the evening prior to the surgery. It is also recommended you arrive to the clinic without any valuable jewellery.
15Should I cover up my scar from sunlight?
Yes, it is strongly recommended not to expose the scar to sunlight during the first 6 months to avoid hyperpigmentation. You should apply sunscreen to the scar several times a day. If the scar is relatively close to the eyes, we encourage you to wear good-quality sunglasses with UV protection.