Before Your Operation
Once you have decided to go ahead with surgery you need to learn what to expect from the surgery and create a treatment plan for the best results afterward. Preparing mentally and physically for surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems.
You may be required to have some blood tests or xrays prior to your surgery. This is at the discretion of your treating surgeon and is not the same for every patient. The reception staff will go through all of this with you when booking your surgery.
You should discuss your current medications with your surgeon as it may be necessary to cease some medications prior to surgery. If you are taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, warfarin or any drugs that increase the risk of bleeding you will need to stop taking them one week before surgery to minimise bleeding.
If you develop any infections prior to your surgery or have any scratches or grazes on your body you should advise our rooms immediately as it may be necessary to postpone your surgery.