Preparing For Surgery
Book Your Appointment Date
Once you have made your decision for your surgery, please contact the clinic to start the booking process.
You will have to inform us of the “date” you have in mind, and also make a deposit for the surgery. But most importantly you will have to go for your pre-medical checkup before we can confirm anything.
Preparing for Surgery
Once you have cleared the required pre-medical check up and started the booking process, you will have at least another 2 more consultation visits with Dr Marco. During these visits, the surgical plan will be finalized, pre-surgery photos will be taken and the form for consent for surgery will also be signed.
Instructions for Pre Operation Checks and Blood Test
All patients going for surgery will have to have these following Pre Operation Checks & Blood Tests done.
All reports have to be submitted to the clinic at least 2 weeks before surgery to ensure that it is checked by our appointed Anesthetist and Dr Marco Faria-Correa.
Your surgery will be postponed or cancelled if there are any abnormalities in your Pre Operation Reports. You will then be asked to seek medical attention before your next surgery date is booked.
Pre Operation Checks
* Other pre-operation checks might be required if it is necessary for your surgery.
Blood & Urine Test
* Other preoperative blood tests might be required if it is necessary for your surgery
DO NOT TAKE ANY OF THESE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED FOR SURGERY AT LEAST 2 WEEKS TO 4 WEEKS BEFORE DATE OF SURGERY.
1. Vitamin E
2. Multi-Vitamins that contains Vitamin E
3. Chinese Medicine
4. Chinese Herbs
5. Malay/ Indonesian Herbs/ Jammu
6. Gingo Biloba
7. Noni Juice
9. Pien Tze Huang
10. Aspirin or Acetyl Salicylic Acid and Medication which contains Aspirin
11. Hormone Replacement Therapy
12. Antioxidant / Anti-ageing
TAKING THESE MEDICATIONS WILL INCREASE YOUR TENDENCY TO BLEED AT THE TIME OF SURGERY. YOU WILL BE INSTRUCTED WHEN TO RESTART THESE MEDICATIONS AFTER SURGERY
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR/ CLINIC ABOUT THE MEDICATIONS YOU ARE TAKING IF YOU ARE UNSURE
Smokers should try to stop smoking from the time of the surgery booking date.
Smokers should try and stop smoking at least 1 week before surgery and 2 weeks after surgery.
This is to prevent skin necrosis (skin may die).
Smoking irritates nasal passages and causes coughing which might bring on bleeding several days after your operation. It is also a contraindication with General Anaesthesia. Smoking also slows healing due to a decreased blood supply to the operated area.