Smoking reduces circulation to the skin and impedes healing so please stop! This is important.
Start taking multivitamins twice daily to maintain or improve your general health once you have scheduled your surgery.
Take Vitamin C
Start taking 500 mg of Vitamin C twice daily to promote healing.
Do Not Take Aspirin or Ibuprofen
Stop taking any medication containing Aspirin or Ibuprofen. You will be given a list of medications, natural products and foods to avoid prior to your surgery. They all contain substances that may interfere with healing or cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. If you have minor pain prior to your surgery, use medications containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).
Limit Vitamin E
Limit your intake of Vitamin E to less than 400 mg per day.
One Week Before
Fill Your Prescriptions
You will be given prescriptions for medications. Please have them filled before the day of your surgery and bring them with you.
The Day Before
Confirm Surgery Time
We will call you to confirm the date and time of your surgery. If you are not going to be at home or at your office, please call us the day or two before your surgery at 514-933-3449.
Make sure that you have filled the prescriptions you were given and set the medications out to bring with you tomorrow.
The night before surgery, shower and wash the surgical areas with soap that does not contain perfumes or moisturizers.
Eating and Drinking
Do not eat or drink anything after 12:00 (24:00) midnight. This includes water.
The Morning of Your Surgery
Do not eat or drink anything. If you normally take a daily medication, you may take it with a small sip of water in the early morning.
You may brush your teeth but do not swallow the water.
Shower and wash the surgical areas again with a soap that does not contain perfumes or moisturizers.
Please do not wear moisturizers, creams, lotions or make-up. Do not use underarm deodorant the morning of surgery.
Wear only comfortable loose fitting clothing that does not go over your head. Remove hairpins, wigs and leave all your jewelry at home. Please do not bring any valuables with you.