After consultation with your surgeon, you will receive further information to read to help you acclimatize yourself fully with the proposed surgical procedure. You should be careful when reading the information given to understand the benefits, risks, and recovery time. Also, photographs might be taken for your medical records.
Most body contouring surgical procedures require an anesthetic. A patient will go to the hospital in the morning of the surgery to meet the surgeon who will confirm the operation plan and consent before proceeding to mark you. Your anesthetist will check your health for a general anesthetic. Six hours before the surgery, you would have been asked not to eat but drink enough water to two hours before the surgery. A patient is supposed to take the regular medication in the morning of operation; they can take them with a small amount of water unless stated otherwise.