How should I prepare for Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Kevin O’Grady will go over the necessary preparations with you depending on your health and chosen surgery.
Starting two weeks before the operation, and for one week after, you should avoid any medication containing acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as aspirin, as it increases the risk of excessive bleeding during and after surgery. You should also avoid anti-inflammatory medication such as Motrin, Advil and cold remedies. Homeopathic medicines such as garlic, gingko and vitamin E should also be avoided.
Abstaining from alcohol during the two weeks prior and week following surgery is also recommended, as it may interact with drugs used during and after surgery.
If you are a smoker, you are advised to quit at least 3 months prior to your procedure. Not only is this important for your overall health, it helps you recover from the surgery quicker and minimizes wound healing complications.