Preparing For Surgery

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY AND TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING SURGERY

  • NO VITAMIN E.
  • NO aspirin or aspirin products.
  • NO anti-inflammatory products (Advil, Motrin, Alleve or any ibuprofen products).
  • NO ALCOHOL (very important: NO RED WINE).
  • NO SMOKING or nicotine products.
  • You must notify our office of ANY medications you are taking, including over the counter drugs such as cold or headache medications, nose drops, etc.
  • Extra-strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) is allowed pre- and post- operatively for pain and /or fever.
  • NO herbs of any kind.
  • NO recreational drugs at all- EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of bottled water per day.

THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY

  • Wash face and shampoo hair using Phisoderm or an antibacterial soap and shampoo.
  • If instructed, take pre-op medication.
  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after 11:30 p.m. except as directed by our staff.

THE DAY OF SURGERY

  • Take pre-op medications as instructed.
  • Remove all make-up and wash your face using an antibacterial soap before coming to the office for surgery.
  • Do not use any hair spray or hair fixatives on the day of surgery.
  • Do not wear contact lenses to your surgery.
  • Leave valuables at home or with family members.
  • Wear loose, comfortable BUTTON DOWN THE FRONT clothing. If desired, bring a scarf and sunglasses to wear when leaving our facility.
  • Please arrange for someone to drive you to and from the Surgery Center on the day of your surgery.
  • Make arrangements for someone to pick you up and remain with you for at least 24 hours following surgery. A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER MUST ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN YOU ARE DISCHARGED.
  • DO NOT DRIVE following surgery until cleared by Dr. Daube or his staff.
  • Do not sign any papers or make important decisions for 24 hours after surgery. Medications in your system may alter your judgment.