Procedural Steps

Nose Procedural Steps Thailand
Nose Procedural Steps Thailand

Each surgery is unique due to the fact that no two people are alike and each patient will have very different needs.  There will be a difference in body types, height, weight, skin tone, skin type, the sort of surgery being performed and of course, the individual surgeon involved will have his own preferred procedural steps.

Anaesthesia

To endure the trauma and pain of surgery and to ensure that the patient is able to remain still while the surgeon often performs very delicate work, the patient needs to be sedated.  Depending on the surgical procedure being performed the patient may undergo general anaesthetic which will ensure the patient is in a deep sleep state and totally unaware of the surgery being performed.

Another option is to give the patient a local anaesthetic, which will numb the immediate area being operated on.  The anaesthetist will often combine this with a sedative to make the patient drowsy during the procedure. 

Another option available for this procedural step is to administer an epidural, which is directly injected into the spine to numb any sensations to the lower half of the body, but this is area specific and will depend upon the procedure being performed.

Incisions

The surgeon will use a very sharp scalpel to create the incisions so that he can access that part of the body that he wishes to perform the surgery on.  Incisions are carefully placed to ensure that as little scarring as possible will result from the surgery.  Incisions are placed in areas where they are unlikely to be noticed, like in the natural creases of the skin and in areas that do not have tension on the skin, as one might expect along the jaw line, for example. 

The procedure

In this phase of the procedural steps of the operation the surgeon will perform the necessary surgery.  This may involve removal of bone, cartilage and fatty tissue, it may involve liposuction or the use of implants, like breast or buttocks implants.  Special care is taken in the placement of implants and in some cases the implant may be fixed into place with sutures.  The removal of excess bone is usually down with a specialised saw.  The surgeon will carefully sculpt the area and will trim away any excess skin before the procedural step for closing the wounds.

Closing the incisions

There are many varied methods for closing the incisions once the surgeon is done with the surgical procedure.  Depending on the situation, he may use small neat sutures, or micro sutures which are smaller stitches made with a very fine thread to ensure the minimisation of scarring. 

In some cases the sutures may be foregone and the incisions are taped closed.  This minimises scarring and also gives added support to the incision.  Some methods of sealing incisions use staples and in some cases, particularly with liposuction, the small circular incisions are left un-sutured in the belief that the wounds heal faster.

After surgery wound care

Patients may be administered with an anti-biotic to prevent infection and are usually given pain medication to control the initial pain and discomfort.  Incisions should be kept clean and dry and dressings should be changed daily or as otherwise advised by your surgeon.  The stitches will be removed after two weeks unless they are the dissolving variety in which case they will disappear on their own.