Before arrival at the SlimKorea Accredited Centre, these process must be followed:
Please arrive on time as you may be causing delay of other subsequent procedures and be inconvenience to other patients.
- Do not eat for 4 hours before the procedure. But you can drink water in this time period.
- Continue taking all your usual medications. Except blood thinning medications such as Aspirin.
- Do not wear jewelry because it may get lost or cause skin irritation if it becomes too tight.
- Do not wear makeup because it tends to smear or cause tape not to stick.
- Do not wear contact lenses because they may get lost, dry out, or scratch the eyes.
- Remove dentures before the procedure.
- Wear a comfortable clothing such as track suit and T shirt. If you are having facial procedures you may also wish to bring sunglasses, hat, scarf etc to cover up any facial bandages and wound.
You have been arranged to have an outpatient surgical procedure at One of the Accredited Centres of SlimKorea Liposuction Network. This information is written to prepare you for your procedure.
Outpatient surgery allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed. Outpatient surgery is also referred to as ambulatory surgery, same-day surgery, or office-based surgery.
Outpatient surgery is suited best for healthy people undergoing minor or intermediate procedures that does not require general anaesthesia. Recently, people with more complex medical problems are undergoing outpatient surgery, and the types and complexity of surgical procedures have expanded
More than 60% of elective surgery procedures in the United States & in other advanced nations around the world are currently performed as outpatient surgeries. Health experts expect this percentage will increase to nearly 75% over the next decade.
Outpatient surgery has developed over the past 3 decades for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Improved surgical instruments
- Less invasive surgical techniques
- The desire to reduce health care costs
"The main advantages of office-based surgery compared with hospital-based surgery are patient convenience, surgeon convenience, staff satisfaction, greater economic benefit, and more flexibility. Because the surgeon has control of the schedule of the facility, competition with other physicians for optimal surgical operating time is eliminated. The staff can be hired and equipment can be purchased to suit each surgeon's particular needs. Lastly, paperwork is generally reduced because the rules and regulations for office-based facilities are more streamlined than those for their hospital counterparts.
Patients prefer office-based surgery because the environment is less threatening than that of a hospital or even a facility designed exclusively for surgery. Because the patients are already familiar with the office, they are likely to be more comfortable on the day of surgery than they would be in new surroundings or with new personnel. Patients often view office care as being more personalized than comparable care provided in a larger facility. Furthermore, there is a significant cost savings for patients"
Most importantly, outpatient surgery has been proven to be effective and safe, and even safer than the inpatient hospital based surgery, hence rising popularity.
Pamela Phillips, MD, Senior Associate Consultant, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic. Member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, and American Medical Association.
In her article titled "Outpatient Surgical Suite"