Icelandic

Dr. Otto Gudjonsson MD. Plastic Surgeon

Common Questions

Questions 1. What is the difference between a plastic surgery and a beautifying procedure?

Plastic surgeries are performed to restore a situation that has developed as a consequence of illness or accidents. For example, a reconstruction of a breast for women who have lost a breast due to a cancer, facial deformation as a result of an accidents etc. Beautifying procedures are performed in the sole purpose to beautify and enhance once appearance or to look younger. Such individuals are not considered ill nor do the bear marks of accidents or illnesses. Breast enlargements, eye plastic operations, facial lift and others are beautifying procedures. They are more individual and perhaps not always as obvious as plastic surgeries. It is important that everyone who undergoes either a plastic surgery or a beautifying procedure has a realistic expectations to the treatment. If that is the case and when ones problem is well defined, a good result can be expected from the operation.

Question 2. Can women who have had their breast enlarged breast feed?

Breast feeding after breast implant should be alright and the implant itself does not affect the breast milk. The implant is placed behind the breast, in some cases under the muscle, but never in the breast itself. It is advised to wait for six months after breast feeding has ended until the surgery is performed.

Question 3. Is it possible to fix extra skin on men´s stomach and breasts who have lost a lot of weight in a rather short period of time?

It is possible to reduce skin both on the stomach and breast with surgeries. Both procedures lead to scars that become visible. It is easy to hide the scar after a surgery on the stomach skin (tummy tuck) under the trousers. However, it is more difficult to hide scars after surgery on the breasts, for example in bathing suit. So it is always a matter of evaluation for each and every case. It is simplest to come for a consultation

Question 4. What problems can possible be expected as a result of plastic and beautifying procedures?

After every surgery there is always a risk of bleeding and infection, and the risk is greater the bigger the surgery. Other problems that can arise depend on the surgery itself or the beautifying procedure. Scars are usually visible after surgeries but they are usually not very visible. Sometimes patients experience some discomfort as a result of the anesthesia, such as nausea, dizziness and others. It is important to follow the instructions of your doctor carefully to reduce the risk of problems after surgeries. .

Question 5. What is the difference between breast reduction and breast lift?

When the breasts are lifted excessive skin is removed and the breasts are lifted. Sometimes breast pads are placed under the breast if that is expected to improve the desired result with the patient. When the breast is reduced, fat and breast tissue is removed and the breast is lifted.

Question 6. Is liposuction performed through the skin or does it imply incisions through the skin?

Liposuction is performed with thin tubes, 3-4 mm long. Tiny incisions are made to place the tubes and suck out the fat. For every treated area two incisions are made.


Question 7. How much does a liposuction cost and how long time does it take?

Cost and time depends entirely on how extensive the procedure is. It is almost impossible to give a fixed answer. Every case is evaluated in an interview.

Question 8. How is it best to prepare for a surgery or a beautifying procedure?

The doctor gives firm instructions to the patient after a surgery has been determined. Those instructions depend on the scale of every surgery. In some cases the patient needs to fast, and always before anesthesia. In other cases it is important to stop smoking before a surgery, to stop temporarily to take certain drugs or nutrients and take good care of hygiene and disease prevention according to instructions. It is also important to be well rested and in as good physical condition as possible.

Question 9. Why is (not) smoking important when it comes to plastic surgeries and beautifying procedures ?

Plastic surgeons usually advise their patients, especially those planning a bigger surgeries, to stop smoking up to four weeks before surgery whereas smoking can delay the healing of large wounds. It is well known fact that risk factors are higher among smokers both in surgery and after.

Question 10. For how long do I need to have the stitches after surgery?

Stitches are often made of material that deteriorates in time, and therefore do not need to be removed. Stitches in the face are usually removed five to eight days after surgery. Stitches on the torso, arms and legs are usually removed after eight to fourteen days. Top of page

Otto Gudjonsson MD.

Speciality:
Cosmetic Surgeries
Adress:
Domus Medica, Egilsgata 3, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland.
Telephone:
(+354) 563 1060
E-mail:
info@lytalaekning.is
 
Speciality:
Cosmetic Surgeries
Adress:
Domus Medica, Egilsgata 3, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland.
Telephone:
(+354) 563 1060
E-mail:
info@lytalaekning.is