PREPARING FOR SURGERY
STOP SMOKING: Smoking reduces circulation to the skin and impedes healing.
This is very important.
When we ask you to stop
smoking- we mean it- STOP
TAKE MULTIVITAMINS: Start taking multivitamins twice daily to improve your general health once you have scheduled your surgery. Remember to avoid vitamin E.
TAKE VITAMIN C: Start taking 500 mg of vitamin C twice daily to promote healing.
DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN: Stop taking medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery. Such drugs can cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).
STOP Herbal Supplements two weeks prior to surgery and two weeks after surgery. Learn More...
STOP VITAMIN E: Do Not take Vitamin E two weeks prior to your surgery.
STOP taking any diet pills at least 2 full weeks before your scheduled surgery. Be sure to tell your surgeon and anesthesia personnel that you were taking this type of medication.
FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS: You will be given prescriptions for medications. Please have them filled BEFORE the day of surgery and bring them with you. Consider filling your Cipro or Keflex prescriptions at Publix pharmacy. Your antibiotic prescriptions will be filled for free at Publix. For more information please. Learn More...
CONFIRM SURGERY TIME: We will call you to confirm the time of your surgery. If you are not going to be at home or at your office, please call us to confirm at (727) 789-5711.
CLEANSING: The night before surgery, shower and wash the surgical areas with Dial soap or a similar antibacterial soap.
EATING AND DRINKING: Do not eat or drink anything after 12:00 midnight the night before your surgery. This includes water.