Preparing For Surgery

Preparing for surgery

Our dedicated staff are always on hand to answer any questions. Call us today on 01709 464200.

Preparing for surgery

Now that a date has been arranged for your surgical procedure, these instructions will help you prepare for surgery.

The day before surgery

You should have already been told your arrival time as well as fasting instructions in preparation for your procedure. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. Food in your stomach can cause serious complications during surgery. Consequently, eating or drinking could cause your surgery to be cancelled or postponed. 

  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco 24 hours prior to your surgery.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Remove nail polish and body piercing before your surgery.
  • Leave jewellery and money at home.
  • Call us if you develop a cold, fever, respiratory infection or other illness or change in your medical condition prior to surgery.

The morning of your surgery

  • Bathe or shower the morning of your surgery. Please avoid using body lotion, makeup or hair spray. If you shampoo your hair be sure that it is dry.
  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Plan to arrive at the time you were instructed to by the pre-op call nurse to allow for adequate time admission procedures.
  • Bring a storage case for glasses, contact lenses, and/or hearing aid.
  • If you take medication on a daily basis, take the medication as directed by the pre-assessment nurse.
  • Bring photo ID with you.
  • You should make arrangements for an adult family member or friend to accompany you to the hospital.

After your surgery

After surgery, you will be provided with discharge instructions that include what you can eat and drink, activity restrictions, medication instructions and post-operative care. If you have any questions regarding your post-operative recovery, you are encouraged to ask the nurse discharging you or your doctor.

For 24 hours after your surgery, adhere to the following:

  • Have a family member or friend drive you home and stay with you.
  • Do not drive, sign important documents, or make critical decisions.
  • Do not operate machinery, power tools or appliances.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Speak to a member of our team for further information or to arrange a consultation

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. Alternatively you can send us a message via our contact form below.

  • 01709 464200

Message us

Logo accreditations

Kinvara Private Hospital is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, we cannot guarantee specific results.

Kinvara Private Hospital is a limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 11248045. Registered Office: 2 Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, S65 2AJ | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions