PRE AND POST OPERATIVE CARE
It is very important to take the responsibility of the preOperative care in your hands.
You have to be in the best optimal condition for surgery.
A Medical Pre Operative Evaluation, including a list of Blood test and an Electrocardiogram is done.
Things to AVOID before Surgery:
- Do not take any ASPIRIN or Aspirin like medications 1 week before and after. It is an formal anticoagulant
- Do not take Vitamins, Chinese meds such as Ginseng, Ginko, Echynaccea, Mustard leaves, fish oil, and Omega 3 All of them are blood thinners and are prone to make you bleed.
One week before and after surgery
DO not take any CNS Stimulants ( Red Bull, Monster ) , drugs ( Cocaine, Amphetamines, ), Alcohol or any Non prescribe medications. They all cause Arrhythmias or Heart irregular rhythm.
Do not take any medications on your own. Some of them cause Interactions with Anesthesia
The day BEFORE surgery :
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. You have to be fasting before surgery
- Do not use any removable items on the way to surgery, earring, rings, contact lenses, watch, etc
- Wear comfortable and loose clothes
- Ask for somebody to take you and pick you up to the Operating Clinic
- Bring your blood results and orders provided
- You can exercise until the day before surgery.
- Do not shave the area to be Operated.
POST OP CARE
- Take only the medications and dosages prescribed by your Surgeon.
- Do not exercise or lift any weight more than 10 lbs. Ask for help.
- IN the first 24 hours, do not incorporate rapidly from bed. Take your time.
- Do not take any Non recommended pills or nutritional supplements.
- .You have to wear BRA at all time after a Breast procedure.
- Wear the Elastic Garment at all times after a Liposuction.
- DO NOT wear any Elastic garment on the Planes.
- Do not exercise for 4 weeks.
- Do not remove the bandages unless indicated. A Nurse will do it for you.
Remember that surgeries elicit an inflammatory response that last between 6 to 12 weeks. Please be patient, there are temporarily differences between sides. Do not worry, that is totally normal.
Photograph are taken before and a year after. They are for evaluation and teaching purposses.
Aesthetic results can be obtain between 3 to 6 months.