Pre-Operative Period

The pre-operative period is a very important time, where in collaboration with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon, you discuss your appearance change goals, make key decisions about your surgery, and express details about your desired surgical outcomes.

What our elite team of Plastic Surgeons can do to help with your surgical planning and decision making:

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Detailed Surgery Procedure information

Along with plain language descriptions of your procedure, you’ll be given detailed information about your procedure, including anticipated recovery times, selection options (such as implant type or size or type of face lift), surgery risks and time-off-work recommendations.

Vectra 3D Imaging (Ask which of our leading Plastic Surgeons offer this option)

The Vectra 3D Imaging system from Canfield is allowing breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) patients to envisage the results of their surgery prior to going under the knife.

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The Vectra simulates an outcome for the patient based on a real image of their body and reproduces an image of what the patient would like look with their desired size of implant.

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Using multiple camera angles and a whole library of different implant shapes and sizes, the Vectra system gives patients a computer-generated vision of what they will look like post-surgery.

This also allows the image that the surgeon has in mind to be conveyed to the patient in a visual form.

It’s not just a tool to benefit the patients, our surgeons use the Vectra to help plan surgeries too.The Vectra is not always exactly accurate, but it adds predictability to the process and is a better option than silicone sizers or a verbal explanation from your surgeon.

Visit our Breast Augmentation page for more information.

SheScience Fitting Prescription

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As well as every breast surgery patient getting FREE post surgical bra’s, they also receive a $100 SheScience voucher.

 

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Cosmetic Surgery can also organise a house cleaner or pet care service for when you return home. Feel free to discuss this with us.

What you can do to facilitate your HEALING after Surgery.

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Quit Smoking

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Cutting down in the weeks before surgery does not appear to reduce the risk of wound or lung complications.
Your body will only begin to recover from the damage of smoking when you stop completely.
Smoking immediately before and after surgery is well documented to have a negative impact on:

  • Blood Clots – Smoking increases the chance of blood clots forming in unexpected or undesirable ways.
  • Breathing – Smoking makes it harder to breathe during and after surgery. This may seem obvious, but the less efficient breathing of smokers can be a real challenge for Anaesthetists.
  • Infection – Smoking reduces blood flow to the skin. This reduces the availability of immune agents and oxygen to the wound and increases your risk of infection
  • Impairs the healing of skin and wounds – Poor blood flow reduces the flow of your bodies “repair materials” to the surgical site and reduces blood flow.
  • Changes the breakdown of certain drugs in your body

Eat a balanced and healthy diet

great-fruit-good-nutritionDiet will ensure your body is well nourished.  Consuming fresh fruit and vegetables and maintaining a balanced diet before and after your surgery ensures your body is receiving the vitamins and nutrients it needs to prepare for surgery and aid recovery.

Almonds, fruit, lean meats, whole grains, yoghurt and seafood are all high in vitamins E, D, C and A, iron, protein, fibre and zinc.

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Foods containing these nutrients assist in wound healing and forming scar tissue, as well as promoting growth of new blood cells.

Immunity, bone healing and repair of soft tissue is also aided by the above vitamins and nutrients.

Fluid Intake

Ensure you drink adequate fluids in the days leading up to your surgery.

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A good measure of whether you are taking in enough fluid is the colour of your urine. It should be a very pale straw colour. The toilet water should only show a hint of yellow colour. If your urine is a dark yellow, drink more fluid – preferably water. You should be aiming to drink 1.5 litres of water per day.

Sleep

Get plenty of rest and sleep.

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This will hold you in good stead and help to prepare your body for surgery. You may experience some pain or discomfort while you’re recovering and may not be able to sleep in your favourite positions, so make sure you rest up prior to your procedure, as you may not sleep very well in the days following surgery.

Plan Ahead

Plan your return home carefully!

If you care for children, you absolutely must think about what this means for your recovery period.

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Tasks like food preparation, cleaning, and lifting  children may be too difficult when you are first discharged. Also allow enough time off work in accordance with the procedure you’re having.

Your surgeon will be able to advise how much time you need to take off for your recovery.

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For more information about preparation and recovery for a specific procedure, send a confidential enquiry form below.