Plastic Surgery Patients: Pre-Op Instructions
Please follow these instructions for any surgery at the office, surgery center or hospital.
- Do not eat or drink any food or any liquids for 8 hours before the surgery. This means no water, coffee, etc.
- Do not wear contact lenses.
- No alcoholic beverages 48 hours before or after the surgery.
- Take no aspirin, aspirin-containing compounds or Vitamin E two weeks before surgery. Take Tylenol only.
- We recommend a multi-vitamin like Centrum or Theragram M to be taken twice daily for two weeks prior to surgery and one month post-op.
- We recommend Vitamin C (500 milligrams) to be taken twice daily for two weeks prior to surgery and one month post-op.
- You might receive some additional prescriptions when you schedule surgery. If so, you need to have them filled and begin taking them as prescribed. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever blisters or skin eruption on the face during the week before your proposed surgery, please contact us immediately for instructions.
- Wear comfortable clothes, something that buttons or zips and does not need to be pulled over your head.
- Wash your face, neck and body thoroughly the night before and morning of surgery, using antibacterial soap (Dial, etc).
- Wash your hair thoroughly with antibacterial shampoo (Dial) the night before surgery. Do not reapply hair spray (unless instructed otherwise).
- Bring your T.E.D. hose with you to surgery if asked to purchase them by your doctor.
Wear no make up. This includes mascara, eyebrow pencil, eye liner, etc. Do not apply any form of make up. Do not wear nail polish or jewelry.
Shave the morning of surgery unless the doctor tells you otherwise. It is not necessary to shave a mustache or beard. Do not use shaving lotion, etc. Leave all valuables (watches, rings, etc.) at home.
For Outpatient Surgery Only
- You will not be permitted to drive home after surgery. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can drive you to and from the hospital, surgery center of office surgical suite and remain with you for 24 hours after surgery
- If you wish that we file insurance for your procedure, we will be happy to complete the necessary claim forms for you after your surgery. However, we cannot guarantee payment. Prior to surgery you should check with your insurance company to verify that your insurance covers this type of surgery and that there are no waiting periods for pre-existing conditions, etc. We cannot be responsible if your insurance company requires a second opinion.
- Please bring your insurance information to your pre-op appointment and give it to our insurance counselor.