It is necessary to have a full health check-up within three months of having sexual reassignment surgery. Patients must also be at least 18 years old, and those under 20 will need parental permission to have the surgery.
Patients should not use hormones as these can increase the risk of blood clots.
Before your surgery, preferable in your consultation, let your surgeon know if you are taking any medications, whether prescription or non-prescription. You should also tell them whether you have any allergies or medical conditions.
It’s important to stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before surgery, because this can affect how you react to the anesthetics. Smoking can also prolong the healing process post-surgery.
Also stop taking Aspirin, blood-thinning medications and vitamins and herbs for at least 2 weeks before surgery, as removing these will reduce the chance of post-operative bleeding.