The consultation consists of a full discussion to establish your particular requirements for cosmetic, plastic or reconstructive surgery, a review of your medical history and a clinical examination.
A set of pre-operative photographs is usually taken at the time of consultation, to use as a guide for the surgeon and the patient.
The options for treatment will be fully discussed in detail including information regarding the procedure, recovery time, anticipated result and associated risks to ensure the patient can make an informed choice about whether to proceed with surgery at this point.
The consultation fee is payable at the time of consultation and can be paid by cheque, cash or debit/credit card. It includes further pre-operative visits where required.
The surgical and anaesthetic fees are paid one week in advance and can be paid by debit/credit card, cheque or cash. These include post-operative out-patient visits. The hospital fee is usually payable on admission. It can be made by debit/credit card, cheque or cash.
A number of financing options are available for those patients who require financing for their procedure.
Preparing for surgery:
It is important for patients to avoid smoking for a least three to four weeks prior to surgery and for four weeks after for most procedures. This improves blood supply to the skin and other tissues, improving healing and reduces the risk of blood clots forming in the circulation.
Non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen should also be avoided for a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery and at least two weeks after to prevent excessive bleeding or bruising post-operatively