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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
  • LASIK SURGERY
  • KNEE REPLACEMENT
  • Sclerotherapy
  • LASER LIPOLYSIS
  • laser therapy
  • Fat Transfer
  • PRP INJECTION
  • Dermal Fillers
  • ULTHERAPY
  • Chemical Peel
  • Botox Injection
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • SLEEP APNEA SURGERY
  • Cochlear Implants
  • OVULATION INDUCTION
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • IVM
  • IVF
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • CORNEAL TRANSPLANT
  • Cancer
  • General Surgery
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Fertility / IVF
  • Hair Transplant
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Non-Surgical Plastic
  • Eye Care
  • WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
  • PLASTIC SURGERY
  • RHINOPLASTY
  • Am I a good candidate for dermabrasion & microdermabrasion?
    You are a good candidate for either or both treatments if you:
    • Want to resolve surface skin irregularities, such as acne, lesions, scar marks, and fine wrinkles,
    • Have facial lines,
    • Are a healthy adult without any auto-immune system disorder,
    • Don’t have congenial skin marks, active acne, eczema, or severe rosacea.
    Does dermabrasion hurt?
    As mentioned earlier, dermabrasion may cause mild to moderate pain as the doctor is rubbing your skin during the procedure. After the treatment, your discomfort will fade away within a few days.
    How long do the effects of microdermabrasion & dermabrasion last?
    These procedures are not a permanent solution to your skin problems. If you take good care of your skin, the results may last for 1 year.
    What are common side effects of dermabrasion?
    This treatment may cause swelling, infection, scars, sunburn, darkening, etc. If you avoid sunlight and protect your skin by wearing hats, darkening and sunburn won’t happen. Other complications are also easy to manage and they do not occur much often.
    What are common side effects of microdermabrasion?
    Microdermabrasion is a very safe treatment and does not have any serious complication. Apart from skin sensitivity and sunburn, no other recorded serious side effects haven’t been reported so far. These problems can be prevented and treated by post-treatment care like using moisturizers and sunscreens.
    How can I get my dermabrasion & microdermabrasion done in Iran?
    Iran Med Connect, as the leading medical tourism company in Iran, is ready to help you plan your treatment and have a dermabrasion or microdermabrasion procedure at a very competitive cost. Please apply for the procedure below by filling out the form or simply talk to us using the blue chat box provided at the foot of the page.
    Am I a candidate for LASIK surgery?
    You can benefit from LASIK surgery if you are in good health but suffers from vision problems and poor eyesight. Factors that may prevent a person from being a good candidate for LASIK include having changes in contact lenses or glasses prescription in the past year, having a condition such as diabetes, taking medications that may affect wound healing, or having a current or past history of eye disease, such as glaucoma, herpes infection or inflammation inside the eye. A history of eye injury or previous eye surgeries may also make the patient non-eligible for the surgery.
    When is the best age for LASIK eye surgery?
    The perfect time to undergo LASIK is when your eyes are fully developed and your eye prescription is not likely to change. Usually, it happens during the 20s and 30s. People who are under 18 are not recommended to go for this treatment and when you’re above 60, you may be suggested to consider other options, too.
    Is LASIK painful?
    You won’t feel anything during the procedure as your eyes are numbed. After surgery, you may feel like there’s an object in your eyes, which is not painful but causes discomfort to some extent.
    How long should I stay in Iran for a LASIK surgery?
    You will be required to stay in the country for around 7 days to get your surgery done and be ready to fly back home.
    How can I get my LASIK operation arranged in Iran?
    As a medical tourism facilitator, we arrange all services our patients need to get the most out of their trip and treatment. Our services include, but are not limited to, visa, hotel, transfer, interpreter, surgery, doctor’s visits, and follow-ups. If you are looking for more information and planning for an affordable medical trip, please do not hesitate to message us or fill out the online form.
    Am I a good candidate for total knee replacement?
    You are a good candidate for this surgery if you:
    • Are suffering from one of the mentioned arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis;
    • Have increasing knee pain;
    • Feel stiffness in your knee;
    • Are suffering from low functionality of your knees;
    • Have knee pain while resting; and, of course,
    • Have realistic expectations of the surgery.
    How long does it take to recover from a knee arthroplasty?
    Depending on your surgery and your condition, your recovery will vary. Most patients, however, are able to return to work after 2 to 4 weeks.
    Is knee joint surgery painful?
    You won’t feel any pain during the operation as your surgeon will apply anesthesia for the procedure. After surgery, you’ll begin to feel the pain which can be managed using medications. This pain or discomfort can last up to a few weeks.
    What is the success rate of knee replacement surgery?
    According to the studies, knee arthroplasty has a success rate of above 95%. The surgery does not result in any specific complications. The only side effects are those which are normal in other surgeries. So, this surgery is considered a safe and successful procedure.
    How do I know if I need a knee joint surgery?
    If you are experiencing persistent knee pain or you have difficulty when climbing up stairs or walking, you need to consult with a doctor. Also, when your knee bone starts to look different due to swelling or something, you may consider going for replacing your knee joint. However, your doctor will try to stop the pain by prescribing medications or get you back on the track with physical therapies at first. If they do not work, you most probably will need the surgery.
    How long will a knee replacement last?
    Once you replaced your bad knee with an artificial one, it will last for around 20 years without any problem.
    How long should I stay in Iran to get my knee joint surgery done?
    You’ll need to stay around 10 days for undergoing your knee replacement in Iran. You’ll spend 3-4 days at the hospital and around 5-6 days in the hotel.
    Does sclerotherapy hurt?
    Sclerotherapy simply involves an injection. There isn’t much pain to tolerate during and after the procedure. You may only experience some level of discomfort for a few days after the treatment.
    What are the probable risks of sclerotherapy?
    Generally speaking, this procedure is mainly a safe treatment with little to no side effect or risk. On the whole, it is a far less invasive and hazardous option than open surgery. Researches indicate that in above 80 percent of the cases, this treatment is successful, but the procedure, more often than not, needs to be repeated in order to achieve the desired result. All that being said, some common side effects may occur. They include bruising, redness, and pain near the injected vein. A relatively limited number of cases might develop small branches of blood vessels close to the treated vein. However, these undesirable vessels tend to disappear after a while. Scarcely would the patient experience allergic reactions to the solution, burning in the vein, and changes to skin color. Moreover, tiny bubbles resulting from the injection might enter the bloodstream and cause the patient to experience headache and nausea.
    How long does it take to see results from sclerotherapy?
    The varicose and spider veins disappear within the first to the fourth month following the procedure. In fact, in most cases, results show off after one month. In severe cases, however, the patients may need to wait for 4 months.
    Is sclerotherapy permanent?
    Once you get your spider vein treatment done, they are never going to come back. However, you may develop those malformed veins in some other areas of your skin.
    Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?
    As long as the procedure is done for cosmetic reasons, the insurance does not cover the expenses. In severe cases that the varicose veins cause soreness or achy legs, insurance may help with the money.
    How can I get my sclerotherapy arranged in Iran?
    To get your spider vein treatment done in Iran, you only need to contact us. As soon as we receive your request, our medical consultants will review your case and will get back to you with a detailed plan of treatment, the exact cost of your procedure, and whatever else you may need.
    Who is a good candidate for laser lipo?
    Not a lot of criteria have to be met so that someone would qualify as a candidate for this procedure. Anyone who suffers from unwanted areas of fat and wishes to get rid of the sagging pockets of stubborn fat can be a perfect candidate for this sort of treatment. That said, we also feel obliged to mention that those who are close to their healthy body weight (with an ideal or almost-ideal BMI) would make better candidates for this procedure. People who suffer from obesity would not benefit from this type of treatment. After all, laser lipo does not help people lose significant amounts of weight. Moreover, pregnant women are not suitable candidates to undergo the said procedure.
    Does laser lipo hurt?
    The procedure itself is pain-free as the doctor applies local anesthesia. After the procedure, when the numbness goes away, you may expect to feel mild to moderate pain and discomfort only for a few days.
    Are laser lipolysis results permanent?
    The answer would be a definite “Yes”. The results of laser lipo are long-lasting. As the laser beam addresses the fat cells and inactivates them, they are not able to pile up any fat afterward.
    How can I get my laser lipo arranged in Iran?
    To arrange a smooth trip to Iran for a laser lipo in the hands of one of the top-rated Iranian doctors, you just need to send us your request online (via the above/below contact forms). The rest will be handled by our team of patient coordinators.
    How many days should I stay in Iran to get my laser lipo done?
    You will need to stay from around 7 to 9 days to get your treatment done in Iran. During this time, one of our guides will accompany you, providing you with everything you may need before and after the procedure.
    Do laser treatments hurt?
    As the procedure is a non-invasive and non-surgical, you shouldn’t worry about the time after you get through it. During the procedure, however, patients report that they feel mild to moderate pain which can be tolerated by many. Plus, after the first few minutes, your skin gets used to the pain and you’ll feel less pain and discomfort until the end of treatment.
    Does laser treatment bring complications?
    Laser treatment is an effective alternative for drugs or surgeries. However, patients shall be aware of the complications, though rare, that may arise. For laser treatment, there is itching, skin burns, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and infection. These complications are rarely observed and can be prevented by choosing the right doctor.
    Does laser treat toenail fungus?
    Toenail fungus or Onychomycosis is a kind of infection which causes the nails to become thicker. The skin beneath the nail turns to yellow, white or brown as the debris increases. This condition can be treated with laser therapy. However, the research on this type of laser applications is not sufficient.
    Am I a good candidate for a fat injection?
    The recipient of this procedure better not be a smoker or one with any circulation problem. In fact, it is quite important for the patient not to suffer from these issues or any other medical condition for that matter. As far as an augmentation procedure is concerned, the person undergoing such treatment should have ample and sufficient donor sites from which fat can be extracted.
    Is fat transfer safe and effective?
    As a minimally invasive procedure, fat transfer is known to be a safe and effective procedure. According to a study aggregating 89 pieces of research, this procedure yields very high patient’s/surgeon’s satisfaction rate with a low occurrence of post-operative complications.
    Does fat transfer hurt?
    The procedure of fat transfer is not painful, as the doctor applies anesthesia when extracting the fat from the body. However, you may experience mild to moderate pain after numbness goes away. This pain can be controlled by taking pain killers prescribed by your doctor.
    Does fat transfer leave scars?
    The only scar for fat transfer surgery is the one which is left at the site of fat removal. However, as the incisions for body jet or lipomatic are small, the scars are also small. They are usually located in hidden parts and they gradually blend with your skin’s texture.
    Is PRP therapy safe?
    PRP injection is considered a safe treatment option for those suffering from hair loss or skin aging. As there’s no anesthesia or surgery involved, the risk of adverse reaction to anesthesia and scarring are eliminated. However, a few side effects may happen after the procedure. They include infection, nerve damage, nausea, etc. The said problems are rarely observed and in case of occurrence, they can be managed easily.
    Does PRP injection hurt?
    As mentioned in the recovery section, PRP treatment does not involve a certain recovery period. You may only experience some level of discomfort within a few days after the procedure. During the injection, however, patients feel mild to moderate pain which is reduced by applying a numbing cream prior to the treatment.
    How many PRP sessions do I need?
    The number of PRP sessions each patient needs depends on the patient’s need and condition. Usually, patients need 3 sessions to get the most desirable results out of their procedure. In severe cases, up to 6 sessions will be required.
    Are PRP results permanent?
    PRP results for skin or hair are not permanent. Usually, the results last up to 1 to 2 years. Therefore, people need to repeat the procedure every two years to maintain the results.
    Is PRP injection effective for hair loss treatment?
    This procedure is proved to be very effective in treating hair loss. According to studies, PRP injection increases the diameter of the hair, accelerates the blood flow through the scalp, and has significant effects on hair growth. To achieve the best results, you may be recommended to take several injections (around 3 sessions).
    How can I get my PRP treatment arranged in Iran?
    If you’re considering to get your PRP done in this country, we at Iran Med Connect are ready to help you get through this journey easier. From getting a visa to booking your procedure, we do all the arrangements for you. You just need to fill in the above/below contact form or send us your message via the chat icon appeared at the right corner of this page, and we will take care of the rest.
    How long dermal fillers last?
    Depending on the type of cosmetic filler injected, they can last from 6 months up to 2 years or more. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most temporary, while Polyalkylimide fillers may last forever.
    Do dermal fillers hurt?
    When fillers are being injected into your skin, you may experience some level of pain and discomfort. After the procedure is finished, it won’t hurt and you can freely resume your normal activities.
    Are dermal fillers dangerous?
    Fillers are generally recognized as safe solutions to be injected into the skin. However, it can cause complications if not performed by a skilled doctor. Complications include irritation, itching, infection, asymmetry, the death of skin cells, and vision loss. These complications do not occur frequently and can be controlled by choosing the right surgeon or taking medications after they occur.
    Can cosmetic fillers cause blindness?
    As there are a few reports on blindness resulted from getting filler injection, here we are going to make this clear for you. Blindness is a rare complication which may occur after getting filler injected. It only occurs when the areas around the eyes are treated. In this case, the filler substance may enter the eye’s artery and block the blood. However, by choosing a proficient doctor, this would not happen at all.
    Am I a good candidate to get an ultrasound skin tightening procedure?
    A good ultherapy candidate is a person with mild to moderate skin sagging, laxity and aging. The time when skin looks weak, less tight and firm is the right time to consider this treatment. Conditions such as mildly drooped eyelids and brow, loose skin on the neck and sagging skin under the chin, plus line and wrinkles on the chest area can all be improved through this procedure.
    Are ultherapy results permanent?
    The results are long-lasting if the treatment is done on the right candidate. Usually, patients achieve the desired results with only one session of ultherapy. In some other cases, the patient decides to repeat the treatment on an annual basis to help maintain the results.
    Does ultherapy hurt?
    Aside from a little bit of tingling and sensations of tiny shocks or zaps, it doesn’t have any major pain or discomfort associated with it. But if the patient has a low threshold for pain, they can ask the doctor to give them topical anesthetics before starting the procedure.
    Is Ultherapy Treatment Safe?
    With a few reports on permanent complications, ultherapy is known as one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures. As there’s no surgery involved and the ultrasound waves are precisely delivered to the skin, the procedure is done with great safety and satisfaction. In rare occasions, complications like botching, discomfort, irritation, and nerve damage have been reported.
    How many ultherapy sessions are needed?
    In most cases, patients can achieve their desired results after one session of ultherapy. In fact, depending on the patient’s skin condition, the number of ultherapy sessions will be determined. In patients with extensive saggy skin, more than one treatment session (2 to 3) will be required.
    Is chemical peeling safe?
    There’s a great body of literature on the safety of chemical peels. They reported that the various forms of this treatment are safe and effective. For instance, a study on people with dark skins showed that superficial peels are safe and efficacious for treating acne, oily skin, textural changes, melasma, and post‐inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
    Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
    Generally speaking, the light-haired and fair-skinned (popularly regarded as “blonds”) are better candidates for using chemical peels; however, if you are not blond and have darker skin, it does not mean that peels are not for you. Depending on the kind of issue to be treated, one can go for the appropriate kind of treatment and receive the desired results, regardless of the color of their skin. There are a number of problems that do not respond well to chemical peels and these include severe wrinkles, skin sags, and bulges. In such cases, other various treatments could prove beneficial. A dermatologist can advise you toward the right path which might entail laser resurfacing, facelift, eyelid lift, a soft tissue filler, etc.
    Does chemical peel treatment hurt?
    You won’t feel any pain during or after the treatment. You may only expect to have more sensitive skin for some time following the procedure.
    Can chemical peel help acne and acne scar?
    The answer would be a strong ‘Yes’. When chemical peeling is used, the skin will be rejuvenated. It means that a new layer will cover the skin and dead cells will be removed. This causes the pores to drain and in turn acne and acne scars would be treated.
    Does Botox help headaches?
    Several studies have shown that Botox reduces headaches in people who’ve been suffering from migraine for a long time. These people have reported that, after they got Botox injected, they experienced fewer days of headache and discomfort.
    Does Botox injection treat acne?
    While Botox is primarily used to tighten the skin and eliminate the wrinkles, it’s been revealed that it also treats acne. A study published on the Journal of Drugs on Dermatology shows that Botox reduces skin oil production which in turn prevents acne.
    What are some side effects of Botox?
    Botox injections are safe if performed by well-trained and experienced physicians. This procedure usually does not cause any significant systemic complications. Of course, as with any other injections, it may cause some irritation and mild redness at the injection site. This will fade away after a few hours, however. In addition, some people experience a headache or mild nausea or cold symptoms after Botox injections. This usually subsides within 2-3 days. A serious complication, sometimes caused by Botox injections, is drooping eyelid. Fortunately, this complication is relatively rare and occurs in less than 3% of cases. Eyelid dysplasia usually occurs one week after injection and gradually heals after 2-3 months. Fortunately, all Botox complications are transient and settle within a maximum of 6 months.
    Are Botox results permanent?
    Botox results are temporary. They last for 3-6 months and you will need to repeat it after this period.
    Does Botox injection hurt?
    You’ll experience no pain and discomfort while getting or after getting botox injections. You may only feel minimal pain during the procedure due to the needle entering into your skin.
    What is the success rate of IVF?
    The success rate of IVF depends on the couple’s reproductive history, lifestyle, cause of infertility, the clinic, and most importantly, the age of the woman. Studies have shown that in women under 35, the live birth rate is as high as 45%.
    Is sex selection safe?
    PGD for sex selection is uncommon and it is mainly used for medical reasons to prevent the conception of embryos with genetic disorders. The reason is that although it prevents genetic diseases, it has some other risks for the baby and mother alike. In many countries including the UK, Australia and Canada, sex selection is illegal. Apart from medical reasons, the use of sex selection is controversial.
    Are IVF babies healthy?
    There is no conclusive evidence that children born through IVF are more prone to health issues, though some studies suggest that they might be more susceptible to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
    Are IVF children smarter?
    Again, we cannot say for sure that children born through IVF are smarter, but a study published in the journal Human Reproduction has suggested that children born through assisted reproduction technology (ART) have had a better cognitive development at a very young age compared to their counterparts born through natural conception, with ART children scoring slightly better. This study, however, suggests that this may be because of the higher social status of their parents, who are often more educated and well-off, compared to parents of naturally-born children.
    Is in-vitro fertilization ethical?
    Assisted reproduction technology has been a source of controversy since its development, mainly considering the religious aspect of the issue. IVF, as long as it doesn’t involve third-party donation, is now accepted by most religious clerics, but when it comes to sperm donation and egg donation, many of them disapprove of it. In Shia Islam, however, there is a more favorable view of IVF and egg donation and most Shia maraji allow egg donation under certain circumstances.
    Is egg donation legal in Iran?
    Yes, egg donation is currently a legal process in Iran.
    Is IVF a good fertility treatment for PCOS patients?
    IVF is the best solution to infertility in women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
    Which glaucoma surgery right for me?
    Your ophthalmologist only knows what glaucoma surgery is best for you, and it may not immediately become clear until you try each option.
    Is SLT right for me?
    SLT can be the right option for you if you have open-angle glaucoma, but whether you should have it in the first place instead of beginning with eye drops, opinions differ.
    Will I need to continue taking medications after glaucoma surgery?
    It depends on whether your IOP has decreased to the normal level or not. Some patients may need to continue being on medications and eye drops even after surgery, though with lower doses, but some may not need to take medications for up to 5 years. It is important to have regular check-ups to make sure your eye pressure is within the normal range.
    Does glaucoma laser surgery hurt?
    Since topical numbing eye drops are used during the procedure, there would be little or no pain. Some patients may feel a slight stinging sensation.
    How often do I need to receive SLT treatments?
    It varies in different patients. You need to have follow-up exams to see how successful your SLT or ALT has been.
    What is the recovery time for trabeculectomy?
    Typically, you can return to your normal life about six weeks after a trabeculectomy. It is highly recommended to take extra caution not to get a trauma on your eye and use goggles when swimming.
    Can I have LASIK surgery if I have glaucoma?
    LASIK causes a significant but temporary rise in IOP, so everything must be carefully considered by the doctor before performing a LASIK for a patient with glaucoma. LASEK and PRK are better alternative refractive eye surgeries for patients with glaucoma.
    Am I more at risk of glaucoma?
    If you are over 60, African-American, or diabetic, or glaucoma runs in your family, you are more susceptible to glaucoma than others.
    How to start fertility treatments?
    If you have had difficulty conceiving a child for 12 months while you have been attempting pregnancy, you should visit a specialist for diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with any kind of fertility disorder, then there will be some fertility options in front of you. It is recommended that you start with the simplest and least expensive treatments, i.e. medications. If fertility drugs prove ineffective, then other options should be considered, including hormone therapy, surgery, and finally Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), such as IVF and IVM. Choosing which fertility treatment is best for you depends on many factors, and it will be decided or recommended by your doctor depending on several factors, including the cause of infertility, your age, results of medical tests, your preferences, etc.
    Do fertility treatments work?
    There are many women who became pregnant with the help of fertility treatments or had a baby through other methods such as surrogacy. Although the chance of becoming pregnant with fertility treatments is not 100 percent, the good news is that there are many options than can be tried in case one doesn’t work. Keep in mind that the sooner you start treatment the bigger the chance for success. Studies have shown that the success rate of IVF in women under 35 is as high as 45% while women over 40 have a dramatically lower chance of getting pregnant through this procedure.
    What causes infertility in women?
    Show More FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FERTILITY TREATMENT Ovulation disorders are the main causes of female infertility, for which ovulation induction treatments might help fix the problem. Other causes can be:
    • blocked fallopian tubes which is caused by endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or surgery for an ectopic pregnancy
    • problems with the uterus or cervix
    • uterine fibroids.
    What causes infertility in men?
    Male infertility is typically caused by either problems with sperm production (no or too few sperms) or problems with the sperm’s ability to reach an egg and fertilize it. This conditions can be congenital or acquired later in life due to injury or illness, e.g. cystic fibrosis.
    Is transplanted hair permanent?
    The results of hair replacement surgery are permanent as the replaced hair is taken from an area which is resistant to balding. However, you should bear in your mind that, just like any other trait subject to aging, your hair may change over time. For example, your transplanted hair will be gray as the time goes by, but usually slower than your original hair.
    Is hair transplant safe?
    Considered as a safe and effective procedure, hair transplantation promises natural, enduring, and permanent results. According to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the surgery is reported with a very high level of patient safety, and the incidence of surgical complications is estimated to be less than 2% to 3%. With all being said, the key to a safe and successful surgery is choosing the right surgeon for the operation.
    Is hair transplant worth it?
    Hair transplant is a procedure with countless advantages and several side effects. As most people prefer to know what they are to expect after the surgery, we’re writing this to help you overcome this concern. Hair restoration surgery brings back what it feels like to have a head fully covered with hair. So, reviving the missing parts of your self-image would be the very first advantage of this treatment. The surgery is an ultimate solution to hair loss and rarely needs to be repeated as the results are permanent. Plus, this treatment is more cost-effective than other alternatives as it is a one-time procedure and there is no need for repeating the process, consuming any medications, or sticking to specific maintenance. There are some side effects that may occur after the surgery. They include bleeding, swelling, inflammation, infection, itching, and sudden loss of new hair. These side effects are not permanent, nor do they last for a long time. In most cases, none of them are observed or if observed, they can be handled with medications.
    Is hair transplant painful?
    One of the frequently asked questions by many people seeking a hair replacement surgery is whether it’s painful during the operation or recovery process. The answer is that you will experience no pain during the operation as the surgeon applies local anesthesia. However, your scalp may be sore for a few days after the surgery. Depending on the patient’s condition, it may involve different levels of pain and discomfort. In case of severe pain, the doctor will prescribe some painkillers.
    Is bariatric surgery safe?
    Before answering this question, let’s ask: “is morbid obesity dangerous?” If we compare the numerous life-threatening risks posed by obesity with the rare non-life-threatening complications that might occur after weight loss surgery, it becomes clear that the safety of bariatric surgery is far greater than remaining obese and dealing with a wide range of health issues. (The benefits of bariatric surgery have been enumerated above.)
    Which weight loss surgery is right for me?
    One of the most important factors considered when deciding on the type of weight loss surgery is BMI. Depending on your BMI and your health status, your doctor recommends that a certain procedure is more suitable for you. To learn more, read which weight loss surgery is best for which BMI category.
    How much weight will I lose after bariatric surgery?
    It depends on the procedure, your weight, and your diet after surgery. Generally, most patients lose 40 to 80 percent of their excess weight within 2 years after weight loss surgery.
    How long does bariatric surgery take?
    Depending on the procedure and your health status, it takes between 1 hour (in outpatient procedures like the gastric balloon and lap-band) and 4 hours (in more invasive procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass).
    How long do I have to stay in hospital for a weight loss surgery?
    For the most invasive weight loss surgery procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve, the hospital stay after surgery is typically 2-3 days. For outpatient procedures of lap-band and gastric balloon, the patient can go home on the day of the procedure.
    When can I return to work after weight loss surgery?
    Most patients will be able to return to work in 1 to 2 weeks. However, you should refrain from working long hours for the first few weeks as you will have low energy because of the strict diet you should follow in the first month. Ask your doctor when you would be able to go back to work after surgery.
    Does bariatric surgery affect pregnancy?
    Pregnancy after weight loss surgery will be safe and normal. Some studies even suggest that bariatric surgery before pregnancy might lower the risk of pregnancy-related problems in women and their babies during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. However, women who have had bariatric surgery should stick to nutritional guidelines in order to meet their body’s nutritional needs. Make sure to consult with your doctor before a bariatric surgery if you plan to become pregnant in the future.
    Is bariatric surgery reversible?
    Some bariatric procedures are reversible and some are not. Gastric plication, gastric balloon, and adjustable gastric band are reversible weight loss procedures, but gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch cannot be reversed.
    What to eat after weight loss surgery?
    You should adhere to the dietary guidelines given by your doctor for the first month after surgery. You may also need to take vitamin supplements in order to not fall short of them as bariatric surgery changes the way your body handles food. Read dietary guidelines for the first month after bariatric surgery.
    How much does weight loss surgery cost with IRAN MED CONNECT?
    Our prices are very reasonable given our doctors, hospitals, and other services we provide to our patients. To get a price quote for any bariatric surgery, feel free to contact us via the online form (at the top of this page), WhatsApp, or email (provided at the foot of the page).
    Which plastic surgery is right for me?
    It depends on which part of your body you want to improve and whether your health condition is ok for a certain procedure. Before considering plastic surgery, consult with a physician to make sure that a certain plastic surgery is right for you.
    Which plastic surgery is the most popular?
    Different plastic surgeries are the most popular in different countries. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the US, for instance. In Iran, rhinoplasty is the most popular cosmetic procedure. Other popular procedures are liposuction, facelift, tummy tuck, and eye lift.
    Can plastic surgery cause health problems?
    Every surgery has some risks and possible side effects. The safety of a plastic surgery procedure, however, largely depends on the proficiency of the surgeon. Choosing the right plastic surgeon who is board-certified and experienced can greatly reduce the chances of developing post-operative complications. Furthermore, make sure to discuss your health issues and medical history with your surgeon before any plastic surgery.
    Is plastic surgery consultation free with IRAN MED CONNECT?
    Yes, it’s totally free. IRAN MED CONNECT provides you with free online consultation about any plastic surgery you have in mind, as well as all you need to know about traveling to Iran to get your desired procedure.
    Are plastic surgeons IRAN MED CONNECT is working with qualified?
    All surgeons performing plastic surgery for IRAN MED CONNECT patients are licensed and bored-certified in their respective specialty and have between 10 to 25 years of experience, and they are selected among the best surgeons in the country.
    Is Rhinoplasty painful?
    As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.
    Is rhinoplasty dangerous?
    As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.
    Is rhinoplasty permanent?
    As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.
    How long does a nose job last?
    As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.
    What is non-surgical nose job?
    As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.
    Will nose job leave scars?
    In closed rhinoplasty, as a small incision in made in the columella, there will be no visible scarring. In open rhinoplasty, the scarring left depends on the skill of the surgeon in making the incisions and sewing them up, and the skin thickness and texture (thin and light skin is less prone to scarring). However, the scarring is often barely visible in most cases. Using anti-scar ointments and gels in the first 3 months after surgery can help reduce the scarring.