Otoplasty – Your pre-operative guide

There are a few things you need to be aware of when preparing for an Otoplasty procedure. Although the full list of instructions can vary slightly from surgeon to surgeon, there are several points that are common amongst most of them.

Aspirin – Do not take aspirin or any drug that can lead to an increase in bleeding for a minimum of 2 (two) weeks before your surgery. If in doubt, you can always contact the office.

Food or Drink – Do not eat or drink anything 8 (eight) hours before your surgery if you are having general anaesthesia. If you are cleared to take medication (example: for heart, blood pressure, etc), you can still take them as prescribed using small sips of water to help swallow them.

Skin Products – DO NOT wear any skin care products or apply make-up, lipstick, eyeliner, hair products or fragrances from the neck up.

Jewellery & Hair – Remove all jewellery and leave it at home on the morning of your surgery. If you have long hair, you should wear it tied back and bring some additional hair clips on the day.

Loose Clothing – Sweats or PJs is an ideal clothing choice. Avoid pull over tops if you can.

Transport Home – You need to have someone with you on the day to take you home after surgery, and to stay with you for a short time after. The length of time you need a caretaker is very individual, but the recommendation is at least the first 24-48 hours.

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Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon

FRCS (OTOL-HNS), MRCS Ed, DO-HNS, MS in ENT, MBBS

About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is among 30 cosmetic surgeons who are members of the Royal College of Surgeons’ voluntary registration scheme – a professional body that works to advance surgical practice and patient care.

Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including the UK, Australia and the USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA.
In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By focusing his cosmetic practice solely to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction.

Mr. Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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