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How to prepare for your surgery

July 2, 2022

Have you been wondering how to prepare for your surgery to give you the best chance of a quick recovery? In the weeks and months leading up to your surgery please consider the following points:

  • Practice proper fitness: good fitness habits are an important factor in your overall health and wellbeing.
  • Good Nutrition: eat well during the weeks prior to surgery. Crash dieting, overeating or high alcohol intake can greatly affect your overall health and wellbeing. A healthy, balanced diet is essential. Crash dieting can cause your body to lack the key nutrients needed for quick and easy healing, which may result in wound breakdown and delayed healing.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle: In the weeks prior to surgery maintain the best of health and hygiene. Make certain to address any illness immediately and advise our office of any serious illness or change in your health.
  • Prepare and plan: Schedule any time off from work and any support you will need at home in the days following surgery, including housework, childcare, shopping and driving. Make sure a responsible adult is enlisted and confirmed to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you around the clock for 24 hours, at least, following surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 1 week before surgery
  • Stop talking all herbal medications 1 month prior to your surgery. Many herbal remedies cause increased risk of bleeding which can persist for weeks after ceasing the remedy. Dr. Tregaskiss will inform you when you can start these again after surgery.

Always chat with your cosmetic coordinator if you have any other questions or concerns leading up your surgery, their role is to support you ever step of the way.