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Pre-operative assessment

You will be asked to attend a pre-operative assessment before your surgery where you’ll be asked questions about your general health, medical history and home circumstances.

You may have a pregnancy test if you are of child bearing age.


On the day of your surgery

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of your surgery
  • Remove all jewellery and piercings
  • Remove polish, acrylics and BIAB from nails
  • Do not wear your contacts
  • Advise medical staff if you wear dentures, crowns or prosthetics
  • Let staff know if you have metal in your body
  • Wear loose fitting clothes
  • Bring a dressing gown and slippers
  • Bring spare undergarments
  • Follow starvation guidelines set out to you by the surgeon
  • Wash your hair, apply deodorant and brush your teeth as normal that morning but do not apply hair products after your shower
  • Do not drink alcohol, smoke tobacco products or vape for 1 week before and 2 weeks after your surgery
  • If your surgery is performed under general anesthetic you cannot drive, sign legal documents or operate machinery for 24 hours after the surgery

Let your surgeon know if you develop a coughcold or high temperature a few days before surgery. They’ll advise whether your operation can go ahead. Please do a Covid test on the day if you are feeling unwell or have had contact with someone who is Covid positive