Preoperative Information

Do you have good physical fitness?

Healthy and well-managed patients are much less likely to experience post-operative or intraoperative complications, such as blood pressure problems, haemorrhages, or respiratory infections, in relation to overweight, smokers and hypertensive patients. Their rapid mobilization inhibits the development of thrombosis in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism), which can be particularly serious. It is very important that known health problems (increased blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, etc.) should be reported to Co Benetto preoperatively and well adjusted prior to any surgical operation. If you suffer from diabetes or if you are overweight with BMI> 30, the possibility of post-operative infections and healing problems increases.

Gymnastics, walking, running and swimming are excellent ways to get better overall health. If you have surgery, try to get as much physical fitness as possible, significantly reducing the chance of complications.

Do you smoke?

Smoking reduces the ability of the blood to transport oxygen and causes intense vasoconstriction, i.e., vasospasm and reduced nutrient supply to the tissues. This has a dramatic effect on the body’s ability to heal your wounds properly, causing post-operative infections and skin necrosis. Stopping smoking is very important before each surgery, but especially before abdominoplasty, dilation breasts and facelift facial-facelift. Try to stop smoking for at least 6 weeks before your intervention. Nicotine stickers and electronic cigarette smoke help stop smoking, but they are just as damaging to surgery as smoking.

Do you take medicines or herbal products?

Avoid consuming medications that cause bleeding, such as aspirin, Brufen and Voltaren. They should be discontinued at least ten days prior to any surgical operation. If there is a cardiological problem or other blood clotting problem, you should contact Dr. Benetatos and your cardiologist before prescribing a substitute medicine that does not cause inter-operative bleeding, such as low molecular weight heparin, before any drug interruption. Corresponding plant products should be discontinued for at least 4 weeks prior to surgery, as many of these, particularly those containing Arnica, may cause bleeding problems.

In Depressed Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

These are the formation of thrombi in the legs and their possible migration and embolization in a pulmonary artery. If this happens, it can have far too serious effects on the body.

Fortunately it is something that happens especially RUNNING. Nevertheless, preventive measures are always taken to avoid the practice of Mr. Constantine Benetatos. Initially, a Wells Score check is performed and appropriate precautions are taken for each patient.

In particular, antithrombotic socks with graded pressure are used, both intraoperatively and postoperatively, with antithrombotic treatment and early mobilization in those patients with an increased chance of thrombosis. Increased risk are those who are overweight with BMI> 30, smoke and undergo a lot of surgery.

Good general physical fitness, smoking cessation and low body weight are the best ways to avoid thrombosis. Postoperatively you should move your ankles up every ten minutes as an auxiliary exercise while you are in bed and seek to move as soon as possible, even if you make very short distances at a time.