Preparations for Surgery
During the consultation Miss Lee will ask you about your medical history including a full list of any medications and supplements (particularly blood thinning medications such as aspirin) and allergies. Miss Lee will undertake a full examination of your eyes and face. Usually we would also take some pre-operative photographs that form part of your medical record. There will be an opportunity to discuss your expectations together with a full discussion of the risks and benefits of surgery, the aftercare and recovery period. A full report summarising this discussion will be sent to you and if you have any further questions there would be ample opportunity to ask and have these answered.
If you have ongoing health conditions that are awaiting investigation or treatment, or if you are pregnant, you may be advised to delay the surgery.
Smokers will be asked to stop smoking for at least one month before and after the procedure as smoking increases the risk of complications.
Before many procedures we will also ask you to stop blood thinning medications. Sometimes we will need to consult your GP or physician for advice before we can advise you whether these medications can be safely stopped.
Please also avoid the following for up to two weeks before your operation as these ingredients can thin the blood:
- ginkgo biloba
- green tea
If general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation is being used for your procedure you should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before surgery. You can drink plain water up until 2 hours before surgery. Please do not wear make-up or facial/eye creams on the day of the procedure.
Before surgery Miss Lee’s office will send you detailed guidance regarding postoperative care that is specific for your surgery as well details of how to contact her in an emergency.