Weekend Plastic Surgery: Top 20 Facts You Must Know.

Updated: Jun 9



Q1. What is a weekend plastic surgery?


While aiming to attain a naturally-looking younger appearance, some patients prefer to have their plastic surgery procedures performed during the weekend. These patients are usually busy professionals and have an otherwise hectic schedule during the weekdays.


Top plastic surgeons commonly reserve weekend plastic surgery facilities for such busy professionals, as well as for film and media celebrities and busy company executives. These types of specially-performed plastic surgeries are available only as a special privilege and on request.


Q2. Is weekend plastic surgery the same, or different, than regular ones?


Plastic surgery performed on weekends are usually a shorter, simpler, and minimally-invasive variant of the cosmetic procedures that the surgeons perform during any weekday.


Performed on weekends to benefit the patient with rest during the 2 off-days, these surgeries are designed to be shorter and more comforting for most patients in a better way. The patient can get their cosmetic procedures performed on a Friday and usually join back at work on a Monday. Hence, the adjective ‘weekend’.


Q3. What are the common plastic surgeries performed on weekends?


Most commonly, they are a) Short scar facelift.

b) Power-assisted liposuction.

c) Fat grafting to the breasts and buttocks.

d) Mini abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck).


Q4. Do weekend plastic surgeries cost the same or more?


They cost more. As can be naturally expected, people working on weekends charge more for the same work than on weekdays. A part of these extra expenses is passed on to the patients as an additional weekend fee. So, the total cost of a weekend plastic surgery is the usual procedure cost, with additional special weekend charges.


Q5. What is a weekend facelift?


Short scar facelift performed on weekends are designed to help plastic surgery patients. They reverse the signs of aging by restoring a youthful face and neck. These procedures are usually performed awake in a cosmetic clinic under sedation and local anesthesia. The surgical time is short, roughly about an hour or two.


Q6. What are the benefits of a weekend facelift?


Weekend facelifts are performed with short, hidden scars. It is mostly performed under local anesthesia with sedation. By avoiding general anesthesia, the anesthetic complications are less. The patients are discharged the same day.


So, in short, this plastic surgery is an age reversal procedure with fewer complications performed on a weekend. Patients get better rest and healing time without losing a workday.



Q7. What is weekend liposuction?


Here, liposuction is performed on patients using a power-assisted liposuction machine. Fine sculpting of the body is possible with minimal complications with this technique. Liposuction is performed through several small cuts and is minimally invasive.


Power-assisted liposuction is the safest way of sucking out fat using the vibration of the handpiece. The most common areas from where fat is removed include the abdomen, thighs, love handles, arms, and neck.


It is an incredible way of removing diet-resistant and exercise-resistant fat in one go. A leaner, and reshaped attractive body profile results afterward.


Q8. How is weekend liposuction performed?


First, a plastic surgeon will introduce a wetting solution containing powerful medicines into the fat areas targeted for removal. These medicines numb the area and reduce the chances of bleeding. Very small cuts are then made and liposuction cannulas are introduced.


A power-assisted machine vibrates the cannula, dispersing the fat evenly before sucking them out. Several to-and-fro movements are done with the cannulas under continuous high-pressure suction. The deep layer of the excess subcutaneous fat is permanently removed through this procedure.


Q9. What about the anesthesia during weekend liposuction?


Almost all cases are performed under twilight anesthesia. In this, the patient is under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. Complications are seen less with this type of anesthesia.


Q10. What is weekend fat grafting to the buttocks?


This plastic surgery is also known as Brazilian Butt Lift. It is a method of natural buttock augmentation procedure. By natural, it means that an implant is not inserted from the outside. Instead, fat cells from the body are used to build up volume.


Q11. How is weekend fat grafting done?


Fat cells are taken from other areas of the body through liposuction. Then, these cells are processed to get good-quality fat grafts. Finally, the fat grafts are inserted into the buttocks to make them more round, shapely, and attractive. The patient’s buttocks look fuller, lifted, and more youthful without the need for butt implants.


Q12. Is there any additional benefit to Brazilian butt lift?


Yes, liposuction is performed along with this procedure. Fat is removed from where it is excessive and added to where it is deficient. Thus, there is a two-in-one benefit!


Q13. What is weekend breast fat grafting?


Here, the steps are the same as in a butt lift. The fat cells are grafted to enhance the shape of the breasts. Upper pole fullness over the breasts and breast volume is increased as a result.


Very small cuts are made in hidden locations over the breasts to graft the fat. The breasts become fuller and more attractive after this procedure.



Q14. What is a weekend mini-abdominoplasty?


Also called a mini tummy tuck, it is a convenient plastic surgery to reshape the lower part of the abdomen. It removes excess panniculus from the lower abdomen, consisting of skin and fat, through a cut above the pubic bone.


The cut remains hidden underneath the panty lines. Cuts are not made around the navel, as it is done in a classical tummy tuck. So, from the outside, this surgery is barely understood.


At the same time, abdominal muscles are tightened and any weakness in the lower abdominal musculature is taken care of. The entire lower abdomen, from the pubic bone to the navel, is reshaped by this procedure.


Q15. What about anesthesia and drains?


Usually, plastic surgeons prefer performing these procedures under twilight anesthesia. The patient remains sedated and the abdominal areas are numb with local anesthesia. Most plastic surgeons avoid drains during this procedure. Recovery after this procedure is much faster compared to traditional abdominoplasty.


Q16. What is the recovery period after a weekend plastic surgery?


All types of weekend plastic surgery are less-surgical variants of regular cosmetic procedures. Lesser amounts of surgery lead to less pain, swelling, bruising, scars, and other side effects. Restricted dissection, cuts, and stitches lead to early recovery that is expected within 2-3 days.


Q17. Is a weekend plastic surgery meant for everyone?


Unfortunately, no. Not everyone will fit into the criteria of being suitable to undergo plastic surgery over the weekend. These cosmetic procedures address restricted areas of the body part being treated.

They cannot correct specific anatomic problems like loose sagging musculature and excessive skin folds. They are recommended only for those who are experiencing early symptoms of aging or body contour changes.


Q18. To understand things better, can you compare a standard procedure with its weekend version?


Yes, sure! Let’s do the comparison with facelifts. Please see the comparison below to understand how a standard facelift differs from a weekend facelift.


#1. Skin elasticity that can be treated:

In standard: Poorly elastic with loose, lax facial skin.

In weekend: Good skin elasticity with minimum sagging.


#2. Tightening of facial areas possible:

In standard: All major areas of the face from brows to neck.

In weekend: Usually, only the lower areas of the face.


#3. Surgical duration.

In standard: About 4 hours or more.

In weekend: About 1-1.5 hours.


#4. Surgical cuts.

In standard: Extensive – all along the ear creases and the back.

In weekend: Limited. Small cuts in some areas of the face.


#5. Anaesthesia type.

In standard: Usually General anesthesia.

In weekend: Usually Local anesthesia.


#6. Downtime after surgery.

In standard: About 1-2 weeks. Depends on body reaction.

In weekend: About 2-4 days usually.


#7. Duration of results.

In standard: Usually 10 years or near about.

In weekend: Lesser. Depends on different factors, including the quality of the skin.


#8. Expected costs.

In standard: Expensive, depending on many variables that add up to the cost.

In weekend: Usually costs around half that of standard.



Q19. Who would be a good candidate for weekend plastic surgery?


The usual attributes of a patient fit for these less-invasive procedures are:

• Non-smokers.

• No major underlying medical conditions.

• Have a stable weight and not fluctuate.

• Have a solid grounding about their expectations.

• Good skin elasticity.


Q20. I have some more questions about my procedure?


Now, it’d be a great time for you to seek a consultation with a good plastic surgeon in your area. Find out if you are suitable for a weekend cosmetic procedure. Ask specific questions about problems that are bothering you.


For more information on the basics of plastic surgery and more details about plastic surgery, or what plastic surgery makes the patients happiest, or how plastic surgery is changing the definition of beauty, please see our plastic surgery blogs. You will also find brilliant writings on plastic surgery innovations and regenerative medicine and tissue engineering (the future of plastic surgery) over there.



Disclaimer:

This article and the information contained within it are for educational purposes only. It is not be construed or used as a medical opinion or a medical advice. This article is not intended to replace the advice of a trained, licensed medical professional in your area. Please schedule an appointment if you want more information at our plastic surgery clinics in Kolkata, India.


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