Insertions Before Surgery

  • Telephone Please telephone the Hospital the day before your scheduled surgery to confirm the time of your arrival for bed allocation and costs.
  • DIET Do not eat or drink any fluids after midnight the evening before your surgery, regardless of type of anaesthetic: local/general, if surgery in am or after 6.30am for pm surgery.
  • Medications If you are taking regular medication check with dr regarding taking your medication on the day of surgery. If dr instructs you to take your medication on the morning of surgery, do so with a sip of water (no juice or other liquids).

    Do not take any vitamin e once booked for surgery and after surgery for two weeks. Do not take aspirin or any medication which contains aspirin for 10 days before and after your surgery. Please check the labels of any medications you take (even those available without a prescription) to make sure they do not contain aspirin (or acetyl salicylic acid). Please check our additional list. If you are not sure ask your doctor or pharmacist. Taking aspirin will increase your tendency to bleed at the time of surgery. Hormone replacement therapy should also be stopped before surgery. You will be instructed when to restart it.
  • What to wear
    • On the day of surgery, wear loose fitting clothes which do not have to be put on over your head and low heel shoes. No panty hose/tights. Do not wear make-up or nail polish or cosmetics. Bring scarf and sunglasses to wear after your operation.
    • Contact lenses cannot be worn in the operating room, wear glasses.
    • Leave all valuables and jewellery at home. The Hospital cannot be responsible for any valuables or jewellery misplaced or lost.
  • Smoking
    • Smokers should try to stop smoking from the time of the surgery booking. Smoking irritates nasal passages and causes coughing which might bring on a bleed several days after your operation. It is also a contraindication with General Anaesthesia. Smoking also slows healing due to a decreased blood supply to the operated area.
    • Pre & Post-Operatively - Report any signs of cold, infection, boils or pustules, fever, appearing before surgery.
    • Take 1 gram of Vitamin C and 1 tablet of Biozinc daily the week before surgery and continue for one month after surgery.
  • Transport Instructions
    • You must not drive home after your operation. You should make arrangements for a responsible person to accompany you home after your operation. If you live more than an hour's drive from the hospital, we recommend you arrange to stay in Sydney for your post-operative night.
    • After surgery do not remove bandages or splint unless instructed to do so.
  • Sunlight You must not expose fresh scars or swollen, red bruised skins to the sun or tanning booth. Sunlight may cause swelling or the skin to 'stain' due to excess deposition of pigment which can be permanent.
  • The night/day before surgery
    • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight/6.30 AM if PM surgery.
    • Shower and wash your face with mild soap, shampoo your hair. Remove all make-up.
    • Do not cream your face afterwards.
    • Remove all jewellery.
  • The morning of surgery
    • No make-up. This includes MASCARA. Make sure that all mascara is removed from the eyelashes and lid margins as the material can get into the scar and may permanently stain the scar. It may irritate the eyes if the eyes are taped.
    • Nothing to eat or drink.
    • Your pre-operative medication will be given to you after arrival and ordered.
    • Take medications as prescribed. Check with the surgeon and the anaesthetist.
    • Plan to be at the hospital or office at the time required.
    • Please do not hesitate to call during regular office hours if you have further questions about these instructions.
    • Do not take anything valuable to the hospital.
    • Take something to relax you while you wait e.g. magazine, book, Walkman.
  • Pre-Operatively
    • Pre-operatively please attend to the following highlighted points.
    • Blood tests.
    • Chest X-ray (45 years and over, history of heart/lung disease or smoker).
    • ECG (45 years and over).
    • Mammogram/Ultrasound for breast surgery.
    • Consent forms signed and returned to Dr Hodgkinson's rooms.
    • Admission form signed and filled in then returned to the appropriate hospital.
    • Call the hospital the day before to confirm the time and hospital costs.
    • The cost of surgery is: ________Due _______
    • The cost of anaesthesia is: _________Due _______For _______
    • Facility Fee __________________
    • The cost for implants is __________________
    • A Deposit of RS. 5000/- ________is required as soon as possible to secure your surgical booking.Do not forget to get receipt for the same.
    • Please note cheques will not be accepted 15 days prior to surgery. Date of surgery can be confirmed after realization of cheque.
Implants - Full amount is to be deposited at least 3 weeks before surgery.

  • Pre-Op Drug Instructions N.B. If you have any questions about drug instructions please call the office.
    Check with your doctor or nurse regarding regular medications.
    Take above drugs only if prescribed.
*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person.