The decision to be admitted to hospital as an inpatient may be up to you, may be governed by the cosmetic surgery procedure you are having, or may be at the suggestion of Dr. Chartchai.
If you are a traveling patient, you are encouraged to stay in hospital the night before your surgery and at least one night after, depending on the procedures you have.
Your choice to be an inpatient or outpatient will be determined by the type of anesthesia you have. And this may be determined by the plastic surgery procedure you have.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, whether upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty or upper with lower blepharoplasty, is done using local anesthesia only, and is done on an outpatient basis only, unless other surgery is performed at the same time.
A neck lift, cheek lift and other facial surgery may be done under intravenous sedation, sometimes called twilight sedation, or under general anesthesia.
An abdominoplasty, breast surgeries, and most other surgeries are done under general anesthesia.
Liposuction may be either, depending