Operation Instructions

Pre-operative Instructions


Before you undergo surgery, Dr Souéid your plastic surgeon will provide you with pre-operative instructions; these may include:

  • Stop smoking four weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking certain medications, any herbs, and vitamins (including those that thin the blood) two weeks before surgery
  • If you are on the oral contraceptive pill you should stop that four weeks before surgery. 
  • Purchase all supplies that will be needed during recovery, including pain medication, bandages, and groceries, before the day of your surgery
  • Determine how you are going to cover the cost your surgery (financing, credit card, check, or cash). We offer 0% finance should you need it. 
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of surgery
  • Do not wear make-up, contact lenses, or jewellery on the day of your surgery
  • Have a family member or friend drive you to and from your surgical appointment

Recovery Instructions


Dr Souéid will inform you of proper aftercare instructions to follow during the recovery period. You should only go to a certified plastic surgeon in order to best avoid serious complications. Recovery times vary from patient to patient; however, for a safe and speedy recovery process you can expect to:

  • Wear bandages for a couple days after procedure 
  • Wait until bandages are removed to shower and wash hair
  • Keep elevated for at least two days after procedure
  • Apply ice packs to minimise swelling
  • Apply any medications as prescribed
  • Avoid any strenuous activities for up to two weeks after the procedure, such as exercise, heaving lifting, or sex
  • Stitches will be removed after approximately one to two weeks. Dr Souéid will advise you exactly when
  • Dr Souéid will advise you when to return to work or your normal daily routine