This information is provided to make the process more enjoyable for you and so that you may be well prepared for operation. We have included the things that patients most often forget to do, and others that are required to do to operate. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your procedure being canceled. There are certain parts that apply only in certain cases. If you have any questions about these instructions, or anything else related to the operation, please ask as soon as possible and not wait until the day of the procedure. Thank you for your patronage don't forget that at Eden Esthetics we are here to serve.
- Stop taking vitamin E, aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc., or any other anti-inflammatory two weeks before the operation. You can take Tylenol or Panadol only. If you have questions about a medication you are taking or will take, please consult us in advance if it is contraindicated for your procedure.
- Get all preoperative examinations 2 weeks in advance.
- Wear comfortable clothing that can stain, and is easy to put on and take off the day of surgery.
- Arrive one hour before your procedure while fasting, without having eaten or drunk anything after 11 pm the previous day. You can drink water, if desired.
- Get a family member or friend to drive you from the hospital or operating room to your home or place of recovery. It is not acceptable to take a taxi, drive or go with a stranger.
- Purchase all medications you will need, including any special belts necessary for your procedure before surgery (unless they are to be supplied by us).
- Make sure you have ice or cold packs on hand at home.
- Tell us of any changes in your health that occur prior to surgery, especially if you get sick, you get a fever, or have an infection anywhere in your body.
- Stop smoking a month before your operation, and during two months after. Smoking increases the operative risk.
- If you are using home nursing services, make sure everything is prepared in advance and don't wait until the day of surgery to do so. Let us know if you need any help with this.
- Buy a good book, magazine or take movies to entertain yourself during the first days after surgery.
- Make sure you have your favorite foods on hand so that you don't have to go out a lot the first few days.
- Sign the consent of the procedure before surgery and obtain postoperative instructions so that you know what to expect during your recovery.