Facial plastic surgery can be an anxiety provoking event. It is important that our patients know that at Lopez Plastic Surgery we are here to assist you throughout your treatment; to make it a comfortable and positive experience.
STARTING NOW: Two Weeks Prior to Surgery
Take Multivitamins: Start taking a brand name (ex. One-A-Day) multivitamin daily to improve your general health once you have scheduled your surgery.
Take Vitamin C: Start taking 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily to promote healing.
Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen: Stop taking medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen. Review the list of drugs containing aspirin and ibuprofen carefully. Such drugs can cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).
No vitamin E: No supplemental Vitamin E. Vitamin E contained in a brand name multivitamin is acceptable.
Fill your prescriptions: You will be given prescriptions for medications. Please have them filled BEFORE the day of surgery and bring them with you.
THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY:
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 (210) 495-5771.
Prescriptions: Make sure that you have filled the prescriptions you were given.
Cleansing: The night before surgery, shower and wash the surgical areas with Cetaphil cleanser. Remove all make-up and mascara from your eyes.
Eating and drinking: Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to surgery – including water.
THE DAY OF SURGERY:
Special information: Do not eat or drink anything if you are having your surgery at the surgery center! If you are having surgery at the office have a light breakfast or lunch but do not have coffee. If you take a daily medication, you may take it with a sip of water in the early morning.
Oral hygiene: You may brush your teeth but do not swallow the water.
Cleansing: Shower and wash the surgical areas again with a mild cleanser such as the Obagi cleanser or Cetaphil.
Make-up: Please do not wear moisturizers, creams, lotions, or makeup.
Clothing: Wear only comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that does not go over your head. Remove hairpins, wigs, and jewelry. Please do not bring valuables with you.
You should plan to arrive 90 minutes earlier than your scheduled surgery time to the surgery center. For in-office surgery you should arrive at your scheduled time. Patients less than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.