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Preparation before surgery

Preparation before surgery (major surgery)

  • If you smoke, you should stop at least 3-4 weeks before surgery
  • Don’t drink alcohol for 2 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking vitamins, collagen and iron supplements 2 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking aspirin, painkillers and anti-depressants 2-4 weeks before surgery
  • Do not take any diet pills or supplements for 4 weeks before surgery
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions may need a medical certificate from their regular doctor
  • Inform the surgeon if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or require regular medication
  • Patients undergoing general anesthesia must not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before surgery
  • Avoid scheduling surgery during your periods
  • Plan to take 1-2 weeks leave from work depending on the extent of the surgery

Preparation before surgery (minor surgery)

  • If you smoke, you should stop at least 3-4 weeks before surgery
  • Don’t drink alcohol for 2 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking vitamins, collagen and iron supplements 2 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking aspirin, painkillers and anti-depressants 2-4 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking diet pills for 4 weeks
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions may need a medical certificate from their regular doctor
  • Inform the surgeon if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or require regular medication
  • You don’t need to fast before surgery
  • Plan to take 3-7 days leave from work depending on the extent of the surgery

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