Toutes les étapes d'une opération du lipœdème
lipoedema,  Surgery

All the steps of a lipoedema operation

All the steps of a lipoedema operation

You have carefully prepared and validated all the steps before your procedure and the big day is approaching!

To reduce your possible stress (and to satisfy your legitimate curiosity!) here is a step-by-step chronology of how a lipoedema operation is performed.

How does the lipoedema surgery take place?
All the steps of a lipedema operation : from your arrival at the clinic to your departure

All the steps of a lipedema operation step by step :

  • You will arrive at the clinic (one hour before the operation, the clinic will confirm the time).
  • You will enter the operating room on foot (most often you will be accompanied by a nurse or a stretcher bearer)
  • You will meet with the plastic surgeon who will review the procedure with you and draw on your body the areas to be worked on with a felt pen.
  • You will sit on the operating table.
  • Meeting with the operating room nurse (a dresser who will provide technical assistance to the practitioner throughout the procedure in compliance with hygiene regulations and protocol).
  • Meeting with the anesthesiologist.
  • Set up of the drip.
  • Beginning of the anesthesia (spinal or general). You will fall asleep if you have chosen general anesthesia.
  • You will be placed in the operating position by the stretcher bearers and the surgeon.
  • Dressing and gloving of the surgeon and his operating assistant.
  • Cleaning with betadine of the area to be operated on.
  • Placement of the surgical drapes (sterile cloths) that will isolate you: you will not see anything of the operation if you are awake.
  • Start-up of the Bodyjet machine.
  • Beginning of the WAL liposuction on the first side (posterior).
  • You will be turned over.
  • Second stage of the WAL liposuction on the anterior side.
  • End of liposuction.
  • Cleaning of the operated areas.
  • Application of dressings.
  • Application of the postoperative bandages or sheath.
  • You will be awakened (if you have chosen general anesthesia).
  • Departure from the operating room.
  • Transfer to the recovery room.
  • You will be returned to your room: you can leave the clinic the same evening!

Toutes les étapes d'une opération du lipœdème
All the steps of a lipedema operation: if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us


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