Do not eat or drink anything 7 hours before surgery (including water, gum or candy)
Do not smoke 12 hours before and after surgery
No alcoholic beverages 24 hours before and after surgery
Medication restrictions: consult your doctor
Do not take Aspirin 48 hours before surgery unless otherwise stated by your doctor
Things To Remember
Please bring your insurance card and 2 major forms of identification with you (driver license, state ID or passport).
Leave your jewelry and valuables at home, remove ALL body piercings.
An adult must be available to drive you home after the surgery; you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
If possible, an adult should be home with you after the procedure to assist you in your recovery.
Do not wear makeup, nail polish, bath oils, lotions, and powders on your face or body- you may use a deodorant.
Do not shave your surgical site- shaving can irritate your skin, which may lead to infection.
Prior to surgery your glasses/contacts and dentures may be removed, please bring a case for them.
Shower with an antibacterial soap like Dial or Lever (bar or body wash) the evening before and prior to your arrival to the center.
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and shoes that are easy to put on and take off.
Because you have received sedation during your procedure/surgery, you may have some mild after effects for a few hours following your operation or procedure. The following precautions should be taken unless your doctor instructs otherwise:
No alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours.
Do not drive or operate machinery or equipment for 24 hours after returning home.
Do not make any major/legal decisions for 24 hours after returning home.
Contact your doctor if you experience nausea or vomiting.
Avoid strenuous activity until seen by your doctor/surgeon. Stair climbing should be done slowly and carefully – you may tire easily with activity, which is expected.
Avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds.
Advance your diet slowly over the next day or two – avoid spicy, greasy and heavy meals.