You will be offered at least 2 consultations before your surgery.
During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standardised photographs will be taken with your consent.
If you take aspirin or NSAIDS (eg. Ibuprofen) then you should stop these at least 1 week prior to your surgery. These drugs serve to thin the blood and predispose you to a higher risk of bleeding during and after the operation.
If you are a smoker, you should stop at least 4 weeks prior to your surgery.