One Day Before Surgery
Before you undergo cosmetic surgery, there are three important steps that need to be done the day before:
- Blood tests at Laboratory
- EKG with Cardiologist
- Pre-consultation with your surgeon
- Complete blood count
- Blood chemistry of 6 elements
- Prothrombin time and concentration
- Lipid profile
- EKG (40+ years old)
Can I have the tests done in my country of origin ?
It depends entirely on your Surgeon. Some of them will agree if you have them done within 30 days before surgery. But the EKG will definitely need to be done on-site one day before surgery.
Why does hemoglobin level needs to be at least 12.9 ?
Your hemoglobin needs to be 12.5 – 14.0 in order to have your surgery done without any risks nor complications. Surgeons are all about patient’s safety first and will never endanger your health. They will avoid making decisions about blood transfusions in the middle of the surgery. This is the reason why your hemoglobin needs to be high in order for your body to cope with the necessary bleeding, and start a fast recovery.
Why does prothrombin levels need to be high ?
It is a fact that low levels of prothrombin may lead to a bleeding diathesis. When your prothrombin time and concentration is low, you may need to get a Vitamin K injection and wait for two days to have your surgery done. In order to avoid this, you are to stop any food/vitamin supplements and aspirins at least two weeks before surgery. And remember that two months before surgery, you need to include the following in your diet:
- Green leafy vegetable: Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, and green leaf lettuce.
- Vegetables:Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.
- Fish, Liver, Meat
- Eggs, and cereals.
Requesting your Firmquote™
If you are planning to have your cosmetic surgery done in the next couple of months, go ahead and request your firmquote: click here. It will include your medical history and photos. We will forward your complete file to our Surgeons in order to obtain their feedback and a taylor-made quote for you. We also invite you to check our standard price list in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple. You can also join our community where you can chat with any of us.
Requesting your Dental Firmquote™
If you would like to combine your cosmetic surgerie with dental treatments, just fill in your medical history and upload your panoramic x-rays and photos. In the next couple of days we will provide you with a taylor-made quote and the Surgeons feedback. Go ahead and click here
Scheduling your Teleconsultation
Teleconsultation is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to connect you with your Surgeon abroad. You can read much more about it in my article: How to be Ready for your Teleconsultation. Once you have requested your firmquote, you will be offered a teleconsultation via zoom, meet, whatsapp or signal. Depending on your specific case, it may be complimentary or it may have a cost. It is fun and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns or doubts you may have. Go for it !