For the last 15 years, doctors, clinics and hospitals pay great attention to pain control and strive to make their treatments virtually painless.
Anaesthetic creams help to lower the level of pain linked to injections. During operations, Dr Petit never user drains, staples, adhesive plaster, or stiches. Only resorbable material is used. Moreover, after each treatment or operation, you will be given a prescription for powerful analgesics to prevent pain.
A return to professional or personal activities depends on several factors: your overall health, age, as well as the type of surgery, the quality of your convalescence and your family environment.
- After a minor operation: you can resume immediately (the same day or the next day)
- After a medium operation: you may resume after a few days’ convalescence (“a long weekend”)
- After a major operation: expect 1 or 2 weeks of convalescence.
In any case, resuming vigourous exercise is not recommended before one month after surgery.
This is an important point. Even if the immediate effects of surgery are simple, quick and involve only slight pain, you will need to be prepared to deal with a range of issues such as bruising, swelling, and difficulties walking or exercising. In the majority of cases, these handicaps fade away after just a few days.
Moreover, in some cases, results may not be immediately visible but gradually become apparent, between 2 and 4 months later.
In general, only a small minority of surgeries require specific treatments.
Proof dressings, protecting the specific zone, allow the skin to breathe. You will be able to take as many showers as you want, starting the day after surgery. You won’t need to replace the dressings yourself. Dr Petit or his assistant will take care of that during the monitoring visit, 1 or 2 weeks after the operation. You will simply need to read and respect the post operation recommendations which will be given to you, and to protect the treated areas.
Only if necessary, and if that’s what you want.
Surgical alterations may be done to complete the initial result and enhance it, to get the best possible result. These procedures are optional.
If they should appear desirable, these alterations will be suggested a few weeks or months after the first procedure. On average, fewer than 5% of patients require this kind of alteration.
Each operation implies seamless supervision until the final result.
At each visit, Dr Petit will examine and advise you on how to get the best results. Please respect his recommendations and instructions.