Dr. Steve Merten FRACS
Restore & Rejuvenate
pureaesthetics – cosmetic plastic & reconstructive surgery

Macquarie University


Suite 301, 2 Technology Pl
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
02 9812 3890

Sydney City


Level 6, 149 Macquarie St
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9252 9262

Your Anaesthetic

“Modern anaesthetics are safe and effective, but do have risks. Our anaesthetist will explain these to you prior to your surgery, and feel free to contact them prior if you have any concerns”

Surgery is usually done under either general anaesthetic or sedation to ensure you are comfortable and pain free. The anaesthetist managing your surgery is a highly trained, experienced, and qualified specialist doctor.

You will be required to fast for at least 6 hours prior to your surgery. This includes food, water, and chewing gum. Your operation may be postponed if you eat or drink before surgery.

Modern anaesthetics are safe and effective, but do have risks. Our anaesthetist will explain these to you prior to your surgery, and feel free to contact them prior if you have any concerns. Please inform us of any medical conditions you may have, current medications, allergies and any previous surgery.

You can also contact The Australian Society of Anaesthetists Inc. on (02) 9327 4022 or visit their website on www.asa.org.au