Frequently asked questions
If you have an automatic car you should not drive it for at least 7-10 days.
If you drive a manual car then you should wait 2 weeks before driving.
You can return to work 7-10 days following surgery if your job does not involve manual/lifting work. If the work you do is more physically challenging you should take at least 2 weeks off following surgery. If you need more clarification contact the practice.
You should wait at least 1 week before you start lower body exercise and 5-6 weeks before weight lifting or aerobics. Remember if it hurts/causes pain then you should refrain from doing it!
You should wait 2 weeks before flying, to reduce the risk of flight associated blood clotting problems.
No, cosmetic post operative consultations are factored into the procedure cost.
This is a guideline for some commonly used medications that you will need to avoid for two weeks prior to your surgery, unless approved by Mr Julian Lofts.
For more information on pre-operative medications follow this link.
Anti-Pyretic, Analgesic, Anti-Platelet Preparations
Asprin (Aspec, Aspro-regular, clear and extra strength, Alka-Seltzer, Cardia, Cardiprin, Disprin – original, max and chewable, Ecotrin and Pirophen)
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories Preparations
Diclofenac (Apo-Diclo, Cataflam, Diclax and Voltaren)
Ibuprofen (Act 3, Brufen, Nurofen, Nurofen Plus and Panafen)
Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan)
Naproxen (Naprogesic and Naprosyn)
Herbal Supplements and Remedies
Discontinue all herbal supplements, remedies (including gym supplements) unless approved by Mr Julian Lofts.
Please also avoid eating ginger, garlic and avocado for 10 days prior to surgery.
Please avoid for two days prior to your surgery.
You can take Paracetamol (Panadol), Paracetamol and Codeine (Panadeine, Codalgin), Vitamin C and Rescue Remedy up to your surgery date, without causing any prolonged bleeding your surgical procedure.
You can take Arnica post surgery only.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING MUST BE CONTINUED UNLESS ADVISED OTHERWISE BY MR LOFTS.
95% of Mr Lofts surgical procedures are carried out at St Marks Road Surgical Centre, 3 St Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland.
The ideal length of time to wear the surgical bra is 6 weeks following surgery.