Prior to outpatient procedures in the department of Plastic Surgery (EN) Prior to outpatient procedures in the department of Plastic Surgery (EN)
Vooraf aan een poliklinische ingreep bij Plastische Chirurgie
You will be undergoing an outpatient procedure (minor surgery) in the Department of Plastic Surgery in the near future. Outpatient procedures are performed under local anesthesia. A number of points for attention are listed below.
O Date of procedure:
O Time of procedure:
O Duration of the procedure:
O If you use blood thinners: Your doctor will have informed you whether you need to stop taking them and, if so, how many days you must stop before the procedure.
- The procedure will be performed under local anesthesia. Therefore you may eat and drink as usual prior to the procedure.
- Because of the anesthesia, we advise against driving yourself home after the procedure. So please make sure that you have arranged a ride home beforehand.
- You may not wear any jewelry during the outpatient procedure. This includes wedding rings.
After the procedure
The anesthetic usually wears off after two to three hours, but this can vary from person to person. The anesthetic will usually wear off after 2 to 3 hours. Depending on the nature of the procedure, you may experience light to moderate pain afterwards. This pain can usually be relieved effectively with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen.
- Paracetamol: take 1000 mg 4 x a day, at set times (7 a.m., 12 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.). You can stop taking paracetamol when you no longer have pain.
- If this does not provide enough relief: Combine 1000 mg paracetamol with 1 (one) 400-mg tablet of ibuprofen (maximum 4 x a day). You may use this combination for a maximum of 3 days. Ibuprofen may not be used in combination with diclofenac (Voltaren) or etoricoxib (Arcoxia).
- Use medication as prescribed.
- Use of your own pain medication.
Blood thinners (anticoagulants)
- Carbasalate calcium (Ascal)/ acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin/Acetosal): resume taking the day after the procedure.
- Acenocoumarol (Sintrommitis), phenprocoumon (Marcoumar): resume taking as instructed by the Thrombosis Service.
If a piece of tissue is removed during the procedure, this will be sent to the laboratory for further examination. You will be given a telephone appointment for the results of the tissue examination.
For questions, please feel free to contact us at (038) 424 5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside office hours (after 17:00), and at weekends or on public holidays, please contact the Central Reception Desk of Isala at (038) 424 50 00.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel it at least 48 hours in advance. This way we can help another patient in your place. Missed appointments may be charged.
The staff of the Plastic Surgery Outpatient Clinic wish you a speedy recovery.