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Having surgery of any kind must be considered carefully and must be carried out in the safest possible way. Therefore, if there are any measures that can make your recovery quicker and safer, they ought to be taken. Below is a recommended guide that you are advised to adhere to in preparation for your operation. The list is not exhaustive, but serves as a general outline. For more information, Mr Pacifico would be happy to discuss things further during your consultation

It is important to avoid taking aspirin or similar blood-thinning products before undergoing most plastic surgery procedures. This should be for 2-weeks either side of the operation. Aspirin has an adverse effect on bruising. The same is true for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen, Nurofen and Diclofenac). However for mole removal and other “minor” procedures, taking aspirin (or similar) would not preclude surgery from going ahead.

Vitamin E, dietary supplements and herbal medicines should also be avoided. These may also increase your bleeding tendency. Vitamin C is safe. Alcohol should be avoided for 2-days prior to surgery due to the effects on increasing blood flow.

Smoking may have serious effects on wound healing and infection rates, so ideally should be stopped a minimum of 8-weeks before surgery. It also can cause problems due to coughing which can cause bleeding to start after your operation; a problem that is of particular concern in facial operations. There are certain operations that Mr Pacifico will not undertake if you are smoking, including breast reductions, tummy tucks and facelifts.

Some patients find homeopathic remedies such as arnica helpful to reduce bruising. If you wish to use arnica you should begin 2-3 days before the operation and continue for a week afterwards.

If you develop any sort of illness prior to the operation please contact Mr Pacifico’s office as you may need treatment prior to surgery, or alternatively your surgery may need to be put back.

For local anaesthetic operations (with you awake) you may eat and drink normally. For general anaesthetic operations (with you asleep) you should not eat anything for at least 6-hours prior to surgery. You may drink water up until 2-hours before surgery. If in doubt, please ask.

The hospital will contact you to make the arrangements for your operation. Usually you will come in to hospital on the morning of your surgery, but occasionally you may be asked to come in the night before.

Ensure you have your normal toiletries and any regular medication you take. If having a procedure on your face or eyes, it is advisable to bring a pair of sunglasses and a head scarf to wear home. Please see the information on individual procedures for specific information that may be relevant to you, such as appropriate bras or post-operative garments.

Client Testimonial

My decision to have breast reduction surgery has been a life changing experience for me, as for the last two years I had noticed that my breasts were getting larger (even though I had lost over a stone in weight) and one noticeably more than the other.  This was having…

Liz I - Breast reduction

Having surgery is something I've wanted and been considering for a number of years.  When I decided to finally bite the bullet, I had to start looking for a suitable surgeon.  After doing some research and speaking to a number of sources, I had Marc Pacifico recommended.  Marc made me…

Jessica T - Correction of Tuberous breasts

A year has gone by since my Breast Implant Surgery and I would like to say a big thank you to Marc who has totally changed my life.  I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Marc as my experience from the very first Consultation to my last aftercare appointment was superb.  Marc…

Lauren H - Breast enlargement

The results of 2 children and breast feeding.  My breasts were a 34B and very empty with a bit of a droop, and I wanted to have back what I was like when I was breast feeding (a full C cup).  Mr Pacifico advised me to have an uplift as…

Nicky - Breast uplift and augmentation

You have really transformed my life and I am very grateful to you and you are now officially my hero.

MS - Breast Augmentation

The whole team: from the amazing secretary to the super duper Mr Marc Pacifico.  I had life changing breast enhancement done at the Spire Hospital Tunbridge Wells.  The team there were great too but from the initial consultation right through to the after care, Marc and his team have been…

Lorraine B - Breast enlargement

From my first consultation with Marc I felt I would be in safe hands and I have been.  I had a full abdominoplasty along with breast augmentation-mastopexy at the same time.  I returned to work three weeks after the operation.  My breasts look and feel completely natural, I actually forget…

Vanessa P - Augmentation-mastopexy (breast lift and enlargement) and abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck)

My operation was very successful and was exactly what I wanted.  I found Mr Pacifico to be very professional, competent and understanding.  Mrs Ireson was very efficient, friendly and pleasant, and the nursing staff kind, attentive and helpful.

Mr P - Gynaecomastia surgery

From the moment I walked in for my first consultation Mr Pacifico made me feel at ease with his friendly and professional manner, telling me about the pros and cons of what I was to expect during surgery.  I was confident I had chosen the right surgeon and I was right :)…

Polly M - Rhinoplasty (nose job)

I would say to anyone who is considering surgery - Do it now! Marc Pacifico was recommended to me by a friend who had recently undergone breast surgery.  Having breast fed two children over twenty years ago, my breasts had sagged considerably and age had not helped.  After reading through Marc…

Tracey A - Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

I could not have hoped for a better result, and I am surprised at how quickly everything healed without any problems at all.  I am so happy that my breasts now look just as they did before I breast fed three children, and they look and feel natural.  I feel…

MS - Breast augmentation

He's been fabulous from start fo finish - great to deal with, professional but also really approachable.  He's clearly a very talented surgeon and I'm really really pleased with the end result - everything I wear feels so much nicer and fits so much better.  I haven't had to buy…

Mrs T B - Augmentation-Mastopexy

A couple of years ago my health hit a bump in the road.  Anyway without boring you with the details, I'd gained weight and was left feeling frumpy, bumpy and lumpy and inside I was miserable!  I had to do something about it and so started researching my options.  With my…

Mrs P - Liposuction to thighs and upper blepharoplasty

I have rated Mr Marc Pacifico as above because of the overall excellent experience and result. I located him through internet research. The whole experience from my first consultation to the post operative appointments have been excellent. I found Mr Marc Pacifico very professional and friendly. He explained the procedure…

BD - Abdominoplasty

I researched on the net (which is why I thought it important to write a review so others can share my experience) and then attended one of his information evenings. I had the surgery at The Spire Hospital in Tunbridge Wells. I have written a diary of my experience which…

JD - Neck lift

My wife had her "bingo wings" done on 10/12/12 by Mr Pacifico at the Chaucer Hospital (Canterbury).  The appointment before where all things are explained, the care during the operation and  the care after surgery was top class! I would highly recommend Marc Pacifico for this operation - full marks…

MS - Brachioplasty

I found him on the Internet after extensive research into the best surgeon within the south of England. I was willing to travel anywhere to get the best care. After all elective or not surgery is a big decision. I was very lucky to come across him. From start to…

Highly recommended - Breast Augmentation

I contacted the McIndoe Surgical Centre due to it's excellent reputation and experience in plastic surgery. Mr Pacifico was put forward by them as the right surgeon to discuss a complex nose problem. Nose Reconstruction (Open septorhinoplasty & Tutorplast graft) After two NHS operations on my nose by ENT surgeons…

JC

I met with Mr Pacifico to find out about the procedure. He was very honest and caring from the first consultation, explained everything there was to know and made me feel very at ease. The procedure was as I expected, and the after care was amazing. With all the advise,…

Win

I decided a couple of years ago to enter the, what I thought, unreal world of cosmetic surgery.  I have never had a tattoo, my ears pierced or anything else I would shudder at - so how desperate was I when I signed up for a lower face and neck…

Jane