Cheek Lift or Midface Lift Preoperative Considerations
Preparing for a Cheek Lift/Midface Lift: Preoperative Information
All patients undergoing elective Beverly Hills plastic surgery procedures should be in good health. Generally, you will see your primary care doctor for a physical exam and routine lab work. This is done several weeks prior to the surgery date. Please inform Dr. Aharonov of any existing medical conditions, medications, previous surgical procedures, or the use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs. Plastic surgical procedures are best performed on patients that do not have any medical conditions that impair healing, and are nonsmokers.
It is very important to avoid taking aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Advil, Motrin or Alleve for two weeks prior to surgery. These medications may cause abnormal bleeding during surgery or an increase in bruising postop. A list of over the counter medications and supplements to avoid will be given to you during your preoperative consultation.
It is also best to avoid alcohol and very salty foods for three days before surgery to prevent your skin from retaining fluid and swelling. The night before your surgery, do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight in order to insure that you have an empty stomach prior to anesthesia. If needed, you may take your essential medications with a tiny sip of water in the early morning of your procedure.
You should be in the most optimal nutritional state prior to surgery. An adequate diet with certain vitamin supplements such as Vitamin C is recommended. Dr. Aharonov can discuss nutritional supplements with you during your preop consult.
Cheek Lift or Midface Lift with Endotines Overview
Anesthetic Considerations for Cheek Lift / Midface Lift
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