Anxiety Before Surgery!
Thank you for your question! It is very normal to have anxiety before a major surgery. Follow all of your doctors pre and post op instructions and you will be fine! Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval Patel
Double Board Certified
Fear of surgery
These surgical procedures are relatively safe and you're less likely to die from having this than trying to cross a busy street in a rush hour in most cities. I suspect your history of anxiety needs to be addressed first, and you may need to talk to your family doctor or psychiatrist about controlling your anxiety before you decide to proceed with the surgery. LIving the rest of your life without addressing your concerns is not a good option.
Tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction at the same time.
Hello and thank you for your question. Tummy tuck, breast reduction and liposuction are procedures that are very commonly performed during one operation. The advantages of having these procedures performed at once include just one anesthesia event and just one recovery period. Generally speaking, the tummy tuck has the most pain associated with recovery, making the breast reduction a breeze for most patients. Depending on your surgeon's policies, there may also be a financial advantage for having the procedures performed at once. In my practice, I discount secondary procedures. The probability of you having an adverse event during surgery is extremely low given your age and assuming you have no health problems. All this being said, you must do what is right for you. If you are more comfortable having the procedures separately then I would advise you to do so. I recommend having a frank discussion with your Plastic Surgeon about your concerns.
Thank you for the question.
To best help you, a physical
examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine
which procedures and techniques will be best for your case.
Is it really the anesthesia that concerns you or something else that you must explore? Often times the reasons that hold us back can be profound.
If it really your fear of anesthesia then you must become familiar with the statistics: It is extra-ordinarily rare for you to die from anesthesia at your age being a healthy individual.
Your procedures can be done at the same time or you can do them in two stages. Either approach is correct. In addition in a person like you with such fear would make me consider doing your surgeries individually and under local anesthesia- this means not putting you to sleep. However given that you are very anxious I would be concerned you would not be able to relax and be co-operative in the operating room.
You have good options and you are young with all life ahead of you. These operations will be life-changing. Figure out what truly holds you back and adjust your life accordingly. I am sure what is holding you back to get the surgery also may show up in other aspects of your life as well.
Getting ready for cosmetic surgery
It sounds that you have some significant concerns that seem somewhat excessive. It would be very important for you to have multiple discussions with your surgeon and also have psychiatric clearance prior to your procedures to make sure you make appropriate decisions that you may not regret later. These procedures are totally elective and not required. Combining these is common practice but would be decided based on your overall health, goals, and personal situation. Good Luck,
I am scared I will die from a tummy tuck and breast reduction. (I am a 22 year old man, had a previous operation when I was 16)
It isvery common to have combined procedures done safely as long as you have an excellent surgeon whose opertuve times are not toi lenthy, an excellent anesthestiologist, state of art facility and no health risks in you as well as history of blood clots and anesthetic sensitivity in family members. It appears that this is not the time for you to have the operation due to your anxiety. It is elective surgery so I recommend you duscuss your fears with your doctor. Best to you
Fear of dying from cosmetic surgery
No one needs liposuction in the same way that one need an appendectomy or heart surgery. This is elective. If you are anxious, then do not combine the procedures. Focus on shorter operations first, such as simply the liposuction, under sedation to achieve some modicum of improvement. Anxiety is normal but if this is taking an extreme form, then seek psychological counseling and do not proceed until you are in a better place emotionally.
I am scared I will die from a tummy tuck and breast reduction.
Hi. Combined cosmetic surgeries are frequently performed safely. So much depends on the experience of the surgeon and the facilities available. I can't speak for either of the two in Belgium but I'm sure that you can do a local search.
I am more concerned about your state of mind. I would advise against you doing anything until such time that you have psychologically prepared yourself. Good luck