Like all reputable and professional cosmetic surgery clinics, Refresh Cosmetic Surgery has a comprehensive pre-surgery procedure which is geared towards helping clients being fully prepped for what they’re about to undertake. Here’s a brief overview of dos and don’ts which will crop up across the board…
How to prepare for cosmetic surgery: tell us about your meds
When you come to your consultation, we will need a list of the medications you are currently being prescribed, so we can give you the all-clear for a procedure or advise you to consult your GP to see if you can step down from certain meds in the run-up.
How to prepare for cosmetic surgery: be aware of over-the-counter medications
It is incredibly important that you stay away from anti-inflammatory medicines for two weeks before the procedure. That includes aspirin, medications that contain aspirin, Alka-Selzer, Excedrin, Nurofen, and Ibuprofen, to name but a few. If you need painkillers during that time, stick with Paracetamol. Vitamins or alternative medicines that cause clotting – such as Vitamin E, ginseng, St. Johns Wort and Gingko Boloba – are also to be avoided for two weeks, unless we’ve approved their use.
How to prepare for cosmetic surgery: keep your weight steady
It’s vital that your weight doesn’t fluctuate between consultation and surgery: the practitioner has drawn up a plan of action based on what you looked like during the consultation, and any gain in weight can not only affect the results, but can increase any risks during surgery. If you have gained more than five pounds since the consultation, the procedure may have to be cancelled.
How to prepare for cosmetic surgery: if anything changes, tell us immediately
If you experience a cold or an infection during the two-week period before the procedure, you must contact the surgery and convey the details.