Frequently Asked Questions

Do you send out information?

Yes, we can send you information pertaining to the surgical procedure(s) you are interested in, our Centre and financing. Please send us an email with your request.

Do you have a charge for consultations?

Yes, it is a one time fee only, you meet directly with the Plastic Surgeon and the fee is $50. We also offer consultations with orthopaedic surgeons and gynaecologists.

How long is the consultation?

Approximately 45 min.

How many Physicians and Surgeons do you have?

We have many physicians and surgeons with privileges at our facility. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with the appropriate physician or surgeon, at a time that is convenient to you.

How long is the surgery?

Depending on the surgery performed: 1 to 6 hrs.

When can I get back to work?

Many things contribute to the recovery period, type of surgical procedure, length of surgery and patient’s health. On average for short surgical procedures 1 to 2 weeks, lengthy procedures may require longer.

Do you offer any financing programs?

Yes. We offer two financial programs including Crelogix and Medicard.
Learn more about financing your procedure.

How soon after the consultation can I have the surgery?

Anywhere between 1 to 4 weeks.

Do you have before and after pictures?

Yes, the Plastic Surgeons do.

How long have the Surgeons been practicing?

They have been practicing between 10 to 20 years.

Where does the surgery take place?

Surgery takes place at our Facility, where we have 3 state-of-the-art operating rooms and a large post-operative recovery unit.

Do I need to have blood work done, or any other tests?

For patients that are 40 or older or patients with problems relating to high blood pressure, we require an ECG test as well as haemoglobin and other blood work. Blood work is required with any surgery taking 3 hours or more. Other tests might be required depending on the physical history of the patient.

When do I pay for elective surgery?

We require a 25% down payment and the full balance 2 weeks prior to surgery.

How many times before surgery will I have to come and see the Surgeon?

You may come as many times as you feel necessary, however, most patients come twice; the first consultation appointment usually follows up with a pre-operative appointment.

If you are from out of town or the country, you may do the pre-operative consultation at the time of the first consultation.

What type of Anaesthesia is used?

An anaesthetist will be present during your surgery. He or she will determine which anaesthesia is most suitable for your surgery.We have capabilities for general anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, and local anaesthesia with sedation.

Can I go home on my own?

No. On discharge post-surgically you MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult who may either drive you home or accompany you home in a taxi. Public transportation is not an option.

Do you provide post-operative nursing care?

Yes we do, if your surgery requires extensive post-operative care, we will help you organize a home care nurse.

Can I eat, drink or smoke before surgery?

No. Most surgical procedures require that you refrain from eating past midnight; light fluids may be taken up to 8 hours before surgery. In terms of smoking, you should not smoke the day of surgery, the best case scenario is to refrain from smoking as long as you can prior to the date of procedure.

When can I go back to the gym?

It depends on the procedure, for minor procedures, we usually ask the patients to refrain from exercise for 7 to 10 days, other surgeries will require up to a month.

Is there swelling?

Yes, usually there is swelling after most surgical procedures, the degree of swelling is related to the type of procedure.

How do I choose the best Surgeon?

Depending on the type of surgery our facility will place you with the Surgeon that specializes in that particular procedure.

Can I see more than one Surgeon?

Yes.

Where can I check on the Surgeons past history?

All Surgeons have applied and been approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in order to perform surgery at this facility. You are welcome to contact the College for any further information on a particular surgeon.

Are you opened on weekends?

Yes, we are opened Saturdays for consultations and surgeries.

How late are you open?

Our patient-centered focus means that we take early morning and evening consultations, to suit our clients and patients.

FAQ last modified: July 8th, 2016 by Centric Health
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