A member of our surgery staff will contact you the DAY BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE to provide you with your surgery time. Please make arrangements so that you can accommodate a surgery appointment in the morning or afternoon. Staff is unable to fulfill requests for AM/PM or specific surgery times.
STOP SMOKING: Smoking reduces circulation to the skin and impedes healing. It is best to avoid smoking, second hand smoke and cigarette replacements, such as nicotine patches or gum, in the perioperative period.
TAKE MULTIVITAMINS: Start taking multivitamins twice daily to improve your general health once you have scheduled your surgery.
TAKE VITAMIN C: Start taking 500 mg of Vitamin C twice daily to promote healing.
DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN: Stop taking medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen. Review the list of drugs containing aspirin and ibuprofen carefully. Such drugs can cause bleeding problems during and after surgery. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).
LIMIT VITAMIN E: Limit your intake of Vitamin E to less than 400 mg per day.
FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS: You will be given prescriptions for medications. Please have them filled BEFORE the day of surgery and bring them with you.
THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY
CONFIRM SURGERY TIME: We will call you to confirm the time of your surgery. If you are not going to be at home or at your office, please call us to confirm at (954) 565-7575.
PRESCRIPTIONS: Make sure that you have filled the prescriptions you were given and set the medications out to bring with you tomorrow.
CLEANSING: The night before surgery, shower and wash the surgical areas with Dial soap.
EATING AND DRINKING: Do not eat or drink anything after 12:00 midnight. This includes water.
THE MORNING OF SURGERY
SPECIAL INFORMATION: Do not eat or drink anything! If you take a daily medication, you may take it with a sip of water in the early morning.
ORAL HYGIENE: You may brush your teeth but do not swallow the water.
CLEANSING: Shower and wash the surgical areas again with Dial soap.
MAKE-UP: Please do not wear moisturizers, creams, lotions, or makeup.
Wear only comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that does not go over your head. Remove hairpins, wigs, and jewelry. Please do not bring valuables with you.
Report to South Florida Center on the date ad time given by our pre operative team with your prescribed medications. You should plan to arrive 45 minutes earlier than your scheduled surgery time. Patients less than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian