Many patients who have a cosmetic or dental procedure don’t know whether or not their surgeon will strip them of their clothing during the downtime period. Some surgeons may do so, while others won’t. However, most patients should not be stripped and removed from the operating room entirely; they should only be removed to a private suite. There are good reasons why some surgeons strip their patients of their clothing, and others do not. Understanding what to expect before your surgery can help you avoid any embarrassment or awkwardness afterward.
Do They Strip You During surgery?
There is no such thing as a “strip” during surgery. The surgeon will make small cuts just below the skin to help you breathe and move around. There is no need to worry about being stripped down.
What Are The Benefits Of Strip Surgery?
- It is a quick way to close up the wounds.
- It gives you more freedom of movement after the surgery.
- It makes it easier to return to normal activities after surgery.
- You will have less pain and swelling after the surgery due to the removal of excess fat, because it is very difficult for fat to accumulate in areas where there is no skin or muscle tissue, as with cellulite.
- The operation takes less time than a traditional liposuction procedure because there are fewer incisions made, making it safer and less painful for you as well as your doctor’s assistant and other surgical team members if they are assisting you during the procedure.
- The scars from the operation will be more apparent than if you had liposuction, which can make them more visible on your body, but not necessarily in an unsightly way, as they will be smaller than those from liposuction.
What Is The Disadvantage Of Strip Surgery?
- There is a risk of post-op infections.
- There is a risk of injury to the skin and muscles in the area during the procedure.
- It requires you to remain still and quiet during the procedure, which can be difficult for some patients as they have other needs at that time such as pain or nausea management or even just being able to sit up or walk around comfortably.
- Some patients find it uncomfortable to stand naked in front of strangers, especially if they are shy about their appearance and body image.
- There is a risk of the procedure being too deep and damaging the muscle tissue, making it more difficult to return to normal activities after surgery.
- It is not possible to remove all fat in certain areas such as the inner thighs, buttocks or abdomen, so as with liposuction, you will need to consider a second procedure if you want all of your excess fat removed.
How Much Does Strip Surgery Cost?
- The cost of the surgery to remove cellulite is about $2500 to $3500 dollars.
- The cost of the surgery to remove fat from your face, arms and legs can range from $3000 to $5000 dollars, depending on where you live and which doctor you choose.
- The cost of the surgery to remove excess fat from your back can range from $5000 dollars to as much as $15000 for a back lift procedure involving liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast implants.
- The cost of the surgery to remove excess fat in your buttocks or inner thighs can range from $5000 dollars to as much as $15000 for a buttock lift procedure involving liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast implants.
- The cost of the surgery to remove excess fat in your abdomen can range from $5000 dollars to as much as $15000 for a tummy tuck procedure involving liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast implants.
Why Does Plastic Surgery Require Stripping?
- When you have an area of fat that is thick and surrounds a muscle or ligament, it can be very difficult to remove the fat without affecting the surrounding tissue.
- The procedure may not be suitable for certain patients, such as those with a very large amount of excess fat in a particular area.
- You may have excess skin in an area that needs to be reduced or removed completely, such as around your belly button, breast or buttocks.
- There are certain areas of the body where it would be very difficult to remove all the fat, such as the inner thighs and buttocks because there is so much tissue and muscle involved that it would make it more difficult to achieve the desired result after surgery than in other areas.
- The procedure will totally remove all excess fat from one part of your body only; for example, if you have cellulite on your arms and legs, you may need a second procedure for all of your excess fat to be removed.
When Should A Patient Be Removed From The Operating Room Completely?
- It is important to remove the patient completely from the operating room as quickly as possible, especially when there is a risk of infection or blood loss.
- If you are going to have the procedure done on one arm and one leg, it would be best to remove both limbs at the same time so that they are not separated in recovery and can be kept together.
- If you have a very large amount of fat that needs to be removed, you may need to be put on antibiotics before surgery so that your body will work harder during surgery and help remove more fat.
- The procedure may need additional time if you have an unusually large amount of excess fat in a particular area or if there is any damage to the surrounding tissue.
- You may need more than one procedure because there are many different areas where excess fat can accumulate on your body, such as around your waistline, thighs, arms, and face.
How To Avoid Stripping After Surgery?
- Make sure you are not dehydrated before your procedure so that you can be more comfortable in recovery.
- Make sure you have enough food and water before your procedure so that you will not lose too much weight.
- Get plenty of rest after surgery so that your body can recover from the surgery and work harder to remove the fat.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week after surgery to help your body recover more quickly..
- Make sure you are not taking any meds that can interfere with your body’s ability to remove the fat, such as steroids or birth control pills.
- Make sure you do not smoke after surgery because it will interfere with the body’s ability to remove fat.
Wrapping It Up
cosmetic surgery is a very important part of any patient’s recovery journey. Your surgeon will conduct an extensive assessment to determine what type of surgery is right for you. You may be able to have your “strip” or another type of surgery while under general anesthetic. However, you should discuss your options with your surgeon before making a final decision. The choice is yours, and your recovery will be much easier with the help of your surgeon.