What Lab Tests Do I Need for Facelift Surgery and How Do I Get Tested?
It is important that we ensure our patients are healthy enough to have surgery so we ask our patients to have two test:
What If There is a Problem With My Test?
Anemia is relatively rare among facelift patients and easily treated – but it is a good idea to complete your blood test quickly (don’t leave it to the last minute) so that if there is a problem, your surgery won’t have to be rescheduled. Essentially – by discovering the anemia early on, there is time for you to get your iron levels higher with supplements prior to surgery.
If a problem with your heart beat is detected, the treatment and weather or not this affects your surgery will depend on the situation. Once again – having your tests done early help.
Please complete your lab test at least 3 – 4 weeks before your surgery or if surgery is less than 3 weeks away, complete it ASAP.
How Do I Get My Lab Requisition?
Once you have scheduled your surgery, your patient care manager will provide you with a lab requisition for your blood test and your ECG. The fastest and easiest way to complete your blood with is with Life Labs since the results are sent back to us directly and very quickly (usually within 48 hours). We strongly suggest you book online in advance so that you don’t have to wait in line when you arrive at the lab. Click here to schedule a Life Labs appointment online.
If you have any questions about your lab test please do not hesitate to contact your patient care manager at (604) 733-1669.
This information is intended for Dr. Buonassisi’s patients.