Choosing to have plastic surgery is an important decision. So is selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon.
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Your Health and Safety
Before undergoing surgery requiring sedation or general anesthesia, a full medical history including diagnostic tests is recommended. Part of this medical history requires that you provide candid answers to questions about your general state of health, including:
- A full disclosure of health history including any illness, prior surgery of any kind and complications from prior surgery
- All types of allergies and any reaction to prior anesthesia
- Current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
- The use of oral contraceptives by women
Before surgery, you must follow all of your plastic surgeon's instructions. This may include:
- Cessation of smoking
- Stop taking certain types of medications that may increase your risk of abnormal bleeding
On the day of surgery, you may be asked to:
- Avoid eating or drinking anything within a defined time period prior to surgery
Follow all postoperative instructions carefully, including cleansing and at-home treatment regimens, and avoid sun exposure. Your cooperation will inﬂuence the outcome of your surgery.