Now that you have scheduled your surgery, the next thing to do is prepare for the big day. As one of Sacramento’s best plastic surgeons, Dr. Donald Hause always makes it a point to educate and work closely with his patients as they prepare for surgery day. In this blog post, the knowledgeable surgeon shares his suggested do’s and don’ts to follow on the day of surgery.
Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight.
Do wash your body with antibacterial soap.
Don’t wear dark nail polish colors (nude or clear colors are OK).
Do dress in loose, comfortable clothing, preferably tops that button or zip in front.
Don’t wear jewelry.
Do wear flat shoes (sandals are OK).
Don’t wear lotion, creams, hairspray or perfume.
Do take out your contact lenses.
Don’t take medications or vitamins unless approved by Dr. Hause.
Do bring your ID and medical insurance to the surgical facility.
Do have someone drive you home after surgery.
Don’t bend, strain or lift anything heavy.
Do hydrate with at least eight ounces of water every two hours.
Don’t eat a heavy meal after surgery. A light meal like soup is preferable.
Do rest for the remainder of the day.
Don’t remove bandages or compression garments until cleared by Dr. Hause.
Do have ice packs available to help with swelling and discomfort.
Don’t shower after surgery. Our staff will advise you on when you can shower.
Do keep your head and neck elevated. Use big pillows to prop up your head.
Don’t smoke as it can interfere with your healing process.
Do start to take all pain medication as prescribed by our staff.
Don’t take any over-the-counter medications or pain killers without consulting our staff first.
Do ask questions! Dr. Hause and his friendly staff will be available at all times to answer your questions or address your concerns.
Schedule a Consultation with Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery
To learn more about how to prepare for your surgery day, or to learn more about the plastic surgery options we offer, reach out to Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery today. Call (916) 646-6869 to schedule your one-on-one consultation.