First consultation

The first consultation with the surgeon is fundamental and cannot be replaced by any documentation. It must be a privileged moment of mutual trust and will allow us to analyze your request.

The advantages and disadvantages of the suggested procedure will be explained to you so that you can make an informed decision. In order to answer all your questions, a second consultation will often be necessary before an operation. The main risks (complication) of the procedure will be discussed. These are divided into general complications and complications specific to each type of operation (see description under "treatments").

Any intervention of any kind can in rare cases lead to the following general complications even though the surgery has been carried out according to the rules of the art:

  • - Hematoma
  • - Infection
  • - Necrosis (tissue loss)
  • - Hypertrophic (thick) or keloid scars
  • - Venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • - An absolute contraindication to any surgery is dysmorphophobia.
      (unrealistic self-perception)

The principles and the proceeding of the operation will be detailed to you and an estimate including all the costs inherent to the intervention will be established at the end of the consultation.



General anaesthesia

Carried out by a medical anesthesiologist holding a federal specialist title (FMH) in anesthesiology.

Total loss of consciousness induced by various medications in the form of gases or injectable liquids, rapidly reversible. Breathing is ensured by a tube in the trachea or a laryngeal mask. It is necessary to fast (no food or drinking) for at least 6 hours before the operation.

Large or multiple areas operation.
Anxiety of a local anesthetic procedure.

Advances in pharmacology currently make it possible to perform very light general anaesthesia with few side effects. Facilitates the surgeon's work in case of multiple operations.

Will be discussed with the anesthesiologist.


Local anaesthesia

Performed by the surgeon.

Injection of an anaesthetic agent directly under the skin around the area to be operated on, which will become completely numb. If necessary, local anaesthesia can be combined with sedation. This makes it possible, by the use of drugs administered orally or by injection, to obtain a calming effect and reduce the anxiety associated with the operation.

Small to medium scale interventions.

Avoid unpleasant side effects of general anaesthesia.
Less bleeding during the procedure.
No need to fast.

Rare reactions to anaesthetics
(hypotension, palpitations, nausea and in extremely rare cases, heart failure).
Pain if the operated area is insufficiently anesthetized.