You become our top priority the moment you walk into our clinic. Your health and comfort is what motivates us to design care processes that will guarantee your well-being every step of the way.
Once you’ve decided to have a procedure with us, we’ll make sure that your body and mind are ready for it. Here are some things we will ask you to do for you to be at your best before you go into surgery.
- It is extremely important that you stop taking any kind of anti-depressants like Zoloft, Sertraline. If you have home remedies to help boost your mood, you must present them to your surgeon and see if he approves or not.
- If you suffer from high blood pressure, or if you’re 40 years or older, you must monitor it regularly, at least two times a week. If you find any irregularity, please inform your doctor so that we can evaluate the situation and give you the needed instructions.
- If you smoke, you must not do it for two weeks prior to the surgery. The same goes for other substances such as marihuana, which we recommend stop smoking at least four weeks before the surgery. This will help you have a better recovery and reduce any risks or complications. After the surgery, your doctor will indicate when you can go back to them.
- You should lower your salt consumption to the bare minimum and avoid red meat, high-sodium foods and caffeinated beverages.
- Don’t drink any alcoholic beverages one week before the procedure. Alcohol can make antibiotics less effective, which may result in complications or infections.
- Avoid garlic based supplements and/or vitamin E, for they are anticoagulants and may set your organism for excessive bleeding or hematomas.
- It is crucial that you stop taking aspirins (Anacin, Bufferin, Kids Aspiring, etc.), Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin), Naproxen (Aleve) or any other anti-inflammatory medication. Also, stop using decongestants such as Sudafed or Actifed. This will help prevent the risk of bleeding.
- Make sure to have a good night sleep the day before the surgery. Being well rested will help with the recovery process.
- Driving can be a stressful experience, which is why we highly recommend to avoid it the day of the surgery. Preferably, ask someone to drive you to the clinic with enough time for you to arrive early and avoid the risk of delaying or rescheduling the procedure.
- It is very important for you to arrive on time to your procedure. This means being there before the established schedule.
- Fasting is extremely important for these procedures. You must not ingest any food or drinks after 10:00pm the night before the surgery (this includes water and gum). After the surgery, our nurses will provide you with liquids or food when it’s time to do so.
- We strongly recommend that you abstain from bringing any valuable objects with you to the surgery, such as jewelry, tablets, laptops, etc. Our top priority is the well-being of our patients, so sadly, we can’t take responsibility for them.
- The day of the surgery, you must abstain from wearing any makeup and putting on perfumes or creams.
- We recommend that you come in without any accessories, that is: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair extensions and specially acrylic nails and nail polish.
- When it’s time for you to leave the clinic, you’ll want to feel comfortable and safe, that’s why we recommend that you bring comfortable and loose clothing with you: sports pants, leggings, shoes without lace, etc.
- It is very important for us to know if you are under any medication, so please let us know so that we can verify if you must stop taking it the days before the surgery or if you can continue to take it without the risk of alerting your results, having an allergic reaction or canceling the procedure entirely.