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Surgery Consultation

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is a big decision, and as the best plastic surgeon Dubai I believe it is my responsibility to ensure that you learn all there is to know about the operation, the possible complications, as well as all expected results before going through with it.

We’ll sit down and discuss every step of the process together, even if it takes more than one consultation session. It’s important that the patient has realistic expectations for the operation and fully realizes the risks involved. Cosmetic surgery isn’t something trivial you can decide on a whim. 

At this stage, you should bring up all the concerns you might have regarding the operation and I’ll try to address them as comprehensively as possible. No question is off the table, because if you don’t ask it now, you’ll feel anxious later. Prepare beforehand, do your research, ask questions - this operation concerns you and your body and we’re going to make sure we get all your doubts and anxieties cleared up before the operation.

Preparing for the Cosmetic Surgery

While each cosmetic surgery is unique and requires a unique set of preparations, they all share some common preparatory elements: 

Should I Stop Smoking before the Operation?

Smoking prevents wounds from healing, and it is detrimental to your health in general. If you wish for a successful operation and a speedy recovery, you should quit smoking for a minimum of two weeks before the surgery.

Are There any Substances I Should Avoid? 

Yes, quite a few, actually. The most obvious one being alcohol, which you should avoid for 48 hours before the operation.

Blood-thinning substances make reducing bleeding and proper healing harder, so you should avoid them starting a week before the operation. These substances include but are not limited to aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, dairy supplements, etc. If any other substance needs to be avoided, I’ll let you know personally. 

What if I Suddenly Get Sick Before the Operation?

Cosmetic surgeries can be physically exhausting and you should be in good health before the operation. I suggest you contact me immediately so we can discuss your condition, and whether we should postpone the operation or not. 

The Anaesthesia before Cosmetic Surgery

Most patients have an irrational fear of anaesthesia, usually tied to being put to sleep and losing their ability to feel pain, but this fear is largely unfounded. Recent advances in the field of medicine have made anaesthesia very safe, and the recovery from it won’t take much time. 

Depending on the type of the surgery, you’ll either go through general, regional, or local anaesthesia:


  • General anaesthesia is for major surgeries - you’ll lose consciousness for a while. 
  • Regional anaesthesia is for operations focusing only on a certain region of your body - you’ll generally remain aware, but you won’t feel anything. 
  • Local anaesthesia is for very small operations like removing a mole. You’ll quickly regain your ability to feel pain.

Post-Operation Instructions

The first few weeks after an operation are the most crucial. You should take care not to overexert yourself and stay healthy if you want to get the best results. The basics include looking for signs of complications and being more mindful of physical activities: 

What are the Common Signs There’s a Complication?

You should be on the lookout for signs indicating there’s a possibility of a complication. Immediately contact the best plastic surgeon Dubai if you’re sure there’s a complication. Immediately contact me if you’re sure there’s a complication. The sooner we deal with it, the sooner you’ll be able to recover. 


  • Increased pain in the wound area. 
  • Inflammation around the area increasing instead of disappearing over time. 
  • High body temperature. 
  • Nausea.

What Activities Should I Avoid after an Operation?

There are a few activities you should avoid or perform with extreme care after an operation to prevent the rise of any possible complication:


  • Avoid activities that raise blood pressure, like lifting or bending. This might cause unnecessary bleeding. 
  • Avoid exercises for at least the first two weeks after the operation. 
  • The wound dressing is showerproof, so you shouldn’t have any problem with showering, but you should still be careful around water and avoid excessive contact between water and the dressing.

Cosmetic Surgery Aftercare

Your body goes through multiple stages of recuperation and healing after plastic surgery. A comprehensive cosmetic surgery aftercare plan is required at each stage to ensure things go smoothly all the way until you’re 100% healed:

Immediately After the Procedure 

Right after the procedure and once you regain consciousness completely, I’ll come to visit you and discuss the results. I’ll tell you everything you need to know to successfully go through the first week (which is the most crucial).


Once You’re Home

Aside from the comprehensive post-op instructions on the website, I’ll give you custom instructions specifically related to your procedure and condition. You’ll also have access to a 24/7 hotline where you can call and talk about your concerns. 


Outpatient Follow-Up

I’ll schedule regular follow-ups with you, monitoring your condition closely. At every stage of the recovery, I’ll be there to give you advice and help you go through it successfully. 

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