Cosmetic Surgery: hospital worries explained…

Cosmetic Surgery: Worries about being in hospital

Most people have some worries and concerns about having any kind of operation and being in hospital. People going into hospital for surgery for breast enlargement often come up with the following questions:

1. How many people stay overnight in hospital following surgery?

Whenever possible, after you have had breast enlargement surgery, Aurora Clinic’s’ policy is that you stay in hospital overnight.

Understandably many people prefer to go home after their surgery. After all, it’s always more relaxing being somewhere familiar. However, at Aurora Clinic we like to keep an eye on you and make sure that you’re not rushing into being too active too quickly. It also means we can give you adequate pain relief for any discomfort you experience after your surgery.

However, if a patient prefers to return home the same day as the surgery this is certainly possible, especially if you have your operation in the morning. That way it gives us time to ensure that all is well with you before you go home.

If you do go home we prefer you to stay within a 10 mile radius of our clinics and hospitals. This is so that, if you do have any concerns, you can come in and see us quickly so that we can assess you promptly.

Whether or not you should stay in hospital overnight after your surgery is a subject you should discuss with your surgeon at your consultation. He or she will be able to talk to you about it and will ensure that you make an informed decision about what is best for you personally.

2. Do you always work with the same anaesthetist?

Wherever possible we work with the same select number of anaesthetists and in the majority of cases a surgeon will always work with the same anaesthetist.

Obviously, due to holidays or inability to work, there are times when the anaesthetist may vary but all our anaesthetists fill the following criteria: • they are fully trained anaesthetists who have worked in the NHS treating a wide variety of conditions; they have worked with Aurora surgeons for a number of years and therefore have very good working relationships with the surgeons; they are all extremely experienced.

Studies have shown that anaesthetics in fit healthy people – who are the vast majority of people having breast augmentation surgery – is extremely safe and probably safer than taking a trip around the M25 or driving home from your consultation!

3. Do the people in the recovery room have full cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment?

As far as Aurora Clinics are concerned this is a prerequisite for any hospital in which we work. Not only is the recovery room equipped with full cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment, but the equipment is also provided in the theatres themselves and in the wards in the hospital.

4. Will the anaesthetic disrupt my birth control pill?

This is a very real concern for many people, but if you continue to take your normal birth control pill before and after your surgery the anaesthetic should not affect this in any way at all.

If, after reading this article, you still feel worried about the prospect of a hospital stay for your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team of Patient Coordinators on 01324 578290 who will be delighted to talk through your concerns and put you at ease.