For best liposuction results, you
should try to come as close to your goal
weight as possible before surgery.
Stop all non-prescription medication, diet
pills, herbs, and garlic two weeks before
surgery. You will be
asked to start taking iron supplements
prior to surgery.
It is advisable to stop smoking two
weeks prior to and two weeks following
surgery. Do not drink any alcoholic
beverage two days prior to and one week
Avoid taking aspirin
containing products such as Advil and
avoid garlic and garlic products two
weeks prior to surgery. These products
can prolong bleeding and increase bruising.
Tylenol may be taken during this period.
Starting two days before surgery, you
should wash your entire body from
neck to feet with Betadine soap for
15 minutes twice per day. An additional
wash should be done right before the
care products may be applied after each
washing except the last wash before
coming to the surgical suite.
Do not eat or drink anything after
midnight before surgery. You may,
however, take prescriptive medication
with a small amount of water and brush
your teeth in the morning before
surgery. Wear a loose fitting shirt and
pants to the surgical suite. Loose
sweats are recommended as you will be in
a compression garment after surgery and
clothing may be difficult to get on. Do
not wear jewelry or bring valuables.
Please plan to have someone bring you
to and take you home from surgery and
stay with you the first 24 hours. Notify
the office staff of this person's name
and telephone number prior to surgery.
Have all prescriptions filled a few
days before surgery so they will be
available when you arrive home