What you should know before your surgery
- 6 weeks prior to surgery and four weeks following surgery you cannot smoke or
use any nicotine products. Nicotine impairs healing which will impact your
- 30 days prior to surgery you will be required to see your primary care provider for
a pre-operative physical.
- 2 weeks prior to surgery discontinue use of NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen (Advil,
Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve), Aspirin or Aspirin-containing products (Bayer,
Bufferin). You may use Tylenol if needed. Discontinue all vitamins, and
supplements (including shakes).
- 1 week prior to surgery please notify us if you develop an illness or cold
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery.
The Day of Surgery
- Do not eat or drink anything this includes coffee, mints or gum. You are
able to brush your teeth.
- At your pre-operative physical your primary care provider will advise you on which
prescription medications you should take with a small sip of water.
- Do not apply any moisturizer, make-up, hair products, lotions or deodorant.
- Wear loose comfortable clothing and preferably tops with buttons or a zipper to ease dressing following the procedure.
- Make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you
for the first 24 hours following your surgery.