There are several steps you can take to get the best possible surgical results, including the following:
- Stop taking any over-the-counter supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbal products, seven days prior to surgery.
- If you smoke, quit smoking at least six weeks before your surgery to avoid healing problems and serious medical complications during your recovery.
- Tell us if you are taking aspirin or drugs with anticoagulation properties, as they can cause unnecessary bleeding during surgery. We may ask you to discontinue them before surgery to minimize the risk of unnecessary bleeding.
You want to be in the best of health before coming in for surgery. For this reason, if you come down with a cold or fever, or experience an infection or injury, contact our office immediately to reschedule your procedure and minimize the risk of surgical complications.