Prior to surgery, it is important that you review and follow Dr. Sailon's instructions closely. This will optimize your healing and recovery. Please call us with any questions.

4 weeks before surgery – Avoid smoking and any tobacco or nicotine use

2 weeks before surgery – Stop the following medication:

Aspirin –

this includes Bayer, Excedrin, Bufferin, Anacin, and others.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication

(for example: ibuprofen, naprosyn, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen)

You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Herbal supplements –

May complicate your surgical procedure and increase risks.

High vitamin doses –

Diet pills

A standard multivitamin is acceptable

1 week before surgery
Avoid alcohol, particularly red wine
Prepare for surgery by shopping for nutritious, high-protein, easy to prepare foods.
Call us with any signs of cold, flu, cough, or urinary tract infection.
The night before surgery/morning of surgery

Medications

You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Diet

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery

If you are on regular medication that must be taken daily, plan to either take them after surgery or take them prior with a small sip of water

Cleaning

Take a thorough shower with anti-bacterial soap (such as Dial) the evening prior or morning of surgery

Do not apply makeup, lotion, hair gels/sprays, perfumes

Clothing

Do not wear contact lenses – bring your glasses

Bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing – the best are button-up tops and pull-up pants

Do not bring valuables

Escort

You MUST have an adult drive you home (a cab is not acceptable)

It is best to have someone available to stay with you for the first 24-48 hours to assist you in the initial stages of recovery.

Get a good night's rest! You are in great hands!

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