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Please tell us if you have or have ever suffered from the following. Depending on whether your condition is controlled or uncontrolled may determine is you are able to undertake plastic, cosmetic, or reconstructive surgery. If you do suffer from any of the following we strongly suggest you seek approval from your doctor or GP before you consider surgery. Certainly, we will ask you for a letter from your GP which states that your condition is sufficiently controlled and that you are suitably fit enough to undertake your requested surgery.
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • High Blood Pressure/ Hypertension
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), also known as Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Asthma

Patient on Aspirin or Anticoagulant or Antiplatelet medicine should stop at least 2 weeks before surgery. This includes any drug that is used to thin the blood, as this is a major risk during surgery of any kind.


Smoking can adversely affect the skins recovery after surgery. Particularly in the case of a facelift, smokers should give up smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery and should not smoke for a few weeks after.

Surgery Risks

There are risks associated with any type of surgery. We urge you to carefully consider the risks involved with undertaking any form of plastic, reconstructive or cosmetic surgery.

Please go to our Links section, to review a comprehensive list of resources that document such risks. We will bring your attention to these risks both during pre consulting with your surgeon in your home country, and during your initial intake conversation with your surgeon in Penang.