Patient must be aware that there are several Do’s and Don’ts to follow about 2-8 weeks before the surgery date. Please ask your surgeon for specific instructions. The surgery requires general anaesthesia. The surgeon tightens the SMAS and skin tissue, pulling outward horizontally toward the ears to achieve a lift of two to four centimetres. This flattens folds around the mouth. The tissues are held in place with permanent sutures under the skin. The surgeon can also redistribute the fat tissue in your cheeks to enhance your contours during this procedure. Once the skin and underlying tissues are redraped to achieve a natural-looking refinement, excess tissues are trimmed away and the incisions are closed with sutures. Mid Facelift surgery usually takes about 3-4 hours. After surgery, the patient will be sent to the recovery room for observation for 1-2 hours. If the condition is normal, the patient will be sent back to ward room. If there is a need for close monitoring, the patient will be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit first before sending back to ward room.
Length of stay in hospital: 1 night in ICU or as indicated by attending physician
Risks and Complications
Possible risks and complications are anaesthesia complication, infection, hematoma, nerve damage, general appearance dissatisfaction, scarring necrosis, temporary or permanent numbness, facial asymmetry, poor wound healing, psychological and social risks.
Standard Pre-operative Investigations
Patient must follow few instructions such as no food and drinks 8 hours before pre-operative test etc. The patient below 50 years old with no other medical problem, standard pre-op investigations will be done before surgery such as chest x-ray, blood tests and possible EKG.
Length of stay in hospital: 1 day outpatient visit
Additional pre-operative investigation/s and consultation/s
If the result will show any abnormality, additional investigation/s and consultation/s with another specialist/s must be done. Patient from 50 years old and above, additional consultation with a specialist is required for medical clearance whether test results showed normal or abnormal with possible additional investigations. The pre-operative evaluation will be performed by a cardiologist. Patient regardless of age who has other medical problem, an additional consultation with a specialist is required and possible additional investigations.
Length of stay in hospital: 1-day outpatient visit
Day 1 after surgery, the physiotherapist will teach patient breathing and coughing exercises. These exercises will help your breathing, clear your lungs, and lower your risk of pneumonia.
After surgery, patients initially wear dressings that cover incisions as they heal. When the anaesthesia wears off you may feel a bit nauseous or cold, but these feelings will typically subside as quickly as the medication leaves your body. Usually, you will have bandages on your face, and there may be some drainage tubes as well, depending on the extent of the procedure. If you do have these tubes, you should expect drainage for at least 48 hours. Wound check appointment will be 2-3 days after discharge day wherein the nurses will open the dressings, clean the wound and check for any signs of infection and other problems. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon will be 1 week after discharge. The stitches will be removed on that day. In some cases, the surgeon will not remove all stitches. The remaining stitches will be removed another week by own GP in your home country in order to avoid wound separation. Post-op care involves rest as much as possible, ambulate in moderation, always wear a compression garment for support, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol intake, avoid straining, avoid heavy lifting, avoid exposure to hot areas that will cause sweating, avoid saunas, avoid steam rooms, avoid swimming etc. Ask for your surgeon’s advice for specific instructions.
What is included in the price estimation?
Pre-operative investigations based on ASA class, surgeon’s fee, procedure fee, anesthesiology fee, medical supplies, equipment and facilities related to procedure, home medications, accommodation:superior private room for 2 nights, Optional ICU 1 night only after surgery for monitoring (if indicated), follow-up appointment, stitch off and dressing as ordered by doctor only. (staff will provide appointment slip), additional home medications related to the procedure on the follow-up appointment, transportation on arrival, pre-op date, admission date, dressing change appointment, follow-up and departure only. (Airport-Hospital-Hotel)
What is excluded?
Pre-op investigations related to other medical problems, specialist consultation fee for underlying diseases or any regular consultation with other specialist from 1,250 THB per consultation, additional ICU (In case patient needs to stay more than 1 night due to underlying diseases or complication)from 40,000 THB per night, additional follow-up, laboratories or medications related to underlying diseases and complications, additional food for patient and family, outside calls, services and materials not included in the package, extra bed for watcher or relative, daily wound dressing(In case patient cannot change dressing daily by himself/herself and wants to do in the hospital), transportation services not mentioned in the inclusions.
Founded in 1993, Sikarin Hospital has always kept its promise to provide high quality and value-driven health care to the local community in the eastern region of Bangkok. In recent years, this JCI-accredited and ISO certified hospital has begun to set a strong foot-hold in providing care towards the international community with strong determination to help and heal people regardless of where they are from.
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