What to expect before surgery:
- Initial Consultation
The head of our consultation department will meet with you to discuss your desired treatment and understand your needs through a questionnaire.
- Physical Exam
To determine your current physical condition we will take photos, X-rays and 3D CT scanning.
The specialists of facial contouring and oral surgery will create a surgery plan based on your physical exam.
- Meet your surgeon
You will discuss in detail your condition and surgery plan with the surgeon in charge.
- Costs, Treatment and Risks
You will have a discussion with the head of the consultation department to go over consultation costs, explanation of risks and any questions will be answered regarding your treatment plan.
- Additional Testing
If surgery goes forward, the patient will undergo additional testing (blood test, urine test, chest x-ray and ECG test), and discuss their medical history. The anesthetist will provide suggestions and precautions before anesthesia.
Our guide to a successful Facial Contouring surgery
- Wash your face and hair thoroughly before surgery. Brush and floss your teeth, and don’t forget to brush behind your tongue.
- If you have been under general anesthesia before, you should provide this information during your consultation.
- You will remain in the hospital for about a day after surgery, so remember to bring along basic personal belongings.
- After surgery, you can drink beverages such as Gatorade, milk and juice 5-6 hours post-operation.
- Remember that you will need sufficient time to recover, and plan accordingly.
- Remove any face makeup and ensure cleanliness
- Avoid accessories (jewels)
- Prepare a cap and mask to prevent discomfort when you arrive home
- Avoid wearing contact lens or glasses on the day of surgery. Depending on the doctor’s orders, we recommend not wearing them for 2-3 weeks prior.
- Male patients should shave their face before surgery
Things to Remember Prior to Surgery Day
- Refrain from long term usage of medicine for 2 weeks before surgery including: Aspirin; cold medicine; hormonal agents including contraceptives; oriental medicine including steroids, red ginseng, or vitamin E.
- Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol for 3 days before surgery. They can worsen your condition and cause inflammation.
- Surgery should be delayed if you have a cold, high fever, phlegm, or a cough. Please let us know in advance.
- Avoid being on your menstrual period, as bleeding could be severe.
- Inform us of any diseases you had treated or are currently treating.
- Get enough sleep the night before; it can prevent severe swelling.
Things to Remember on Surgery Day
- Refrain from eating 8 hours before surgery if you will be getting general anesthesia (including water, gum, candy, etc.) If you will be conscious during sedation, you can have a light meal or beverage.
- On the day of surgery, take a shower and brush your teeth before coming to the hospital.
- In case you are required to stay overnight please bring necessary personal belongings (basic cosmetics, hair band, phone charger etc.).
- Arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time on the day of surgery.
- We recommend not operating a motor vehicle after surgery.